Two Readings, Two People, Same week, different queries, Same result

Two Readings, Two People, Same week, different queries, Same result

I am very familiar with this hexagram 21 Shi HO. It comes when there is something to be divined that it not clear from the outset. Appearances are not what they seem. There is cause to look deeper into the details of this inquiry. Court cases often come to mind. Biting through the meat to get to the bone, is a common metaphor for this reading.

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Verses on the Faith Mind

Verses on the Faith Mind

During my daily meditation today I opened my new pocket book, Teachings of Buddha to the following very important message for all of us on the path: Verses on the Faith Mind, by Sen-Tsang, the third Zen Patriarch.   The Great Way is not difficult for those of us...

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This Web-site was started to honor the life lessons the I Ching offers, through a guided, consultative process. I have personally consulted the I Ching for 35 years; last 10 years focused time to learn more about this ancient oracle’s history. The Internet is replete with many excellent websites dedicated to the study of the I Ching. You will find my favorites featured on this website.  The intention with IChing Guidance website is to provide a resource for those looking for practical advice. The IChing provides a glimpse into the moment for you. What is happening “Right Now” and how your actions or state of mind is manifesting external events.  The Oracle can help provide important insight just as you may help yourself through a guided meditation practice with a qualified teacher.

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A hundred scholars and a thousand yogis can say all they want to say about the nature of mind. But all can be summed up by this teaching of Jigme Lingpa. The mind should never be separated from loving kindness and compassion. Loving-kindness and compassion should never be separated from emptiness. And mindful awareness should never be separated from emptiness. These are the key teachings.
~Garchen Rinpoche 


“As you wish to be happy, so you should wish others to be happy too. As you wish to be free from suffering, so you should wish that all beings may also be free from suffering. You should think, “May all living creatures find happiness and the cause of happiness. May they be free from suffering and the cause of suffering. May they always have perfect happiness free from suffering. May they live in equanimity, without attachment or hatred but with love towards all without any discrimination.”


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Sogyal Rinpoche ~ A simple practice of meditation


The basics of meditation are actually very simple. Anyone can meditate anywhere, any time. Sit in an upright, comfortable and relaxed position. Keep your mouth slightly open as if you were about to say “Ah”, and breathe through the mouth. Keep your eyes open. Allow your gaze to be relaxed and natural. Don’t focus your gaze too strongly or start a running commentary about what you see. Simply relax your mind. Let your mind be as-it-is: open, spacious, and calm, yet completely aware. Sit quietly: body still, speech silent, mind at peace. Neither block thoughts, emotions, and sensations, nor follow after them. Allow them to rise, but maintain a presence of mind, a center of awareness. When you remain in awareness, you see that your thoughts are not really you. They are passing clouds, not the sky-like mind they pass through. Gradually, you become free of thoughts. You discover the confidence of your true nature and come to rest in natural great peace. This teaching is an extract from a teaching Rinpoche gave in Melbourne in 2013.




Sogyal Rinpoche ~ A Guided Practice of Meditation

This is the seventh part of teaching from Sydney, 5 February 2017. The first part of this teaching can be watched at The second part can be watched at The third part can be watched at The fourth part can be watched at The fifth part can be watched at The sixth part can be watched at The eighth part can be watched at