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  1. Earl Grey

    journal Earl Grey's Covid19 Recovery Reflections

    I am 12 days into getting a mild case of covid19. In nearly two years since the outbreak in Wuhan and about one and a half since it came into the country that I currently reside in, I finally caught the virus and have used it as a learning opportunity to test my practices and their effects on me...
  2. Roots of Virtue

    group study Buddhist Wisdom from Tantra and Dzogchen Perspectives

    Buddhist Wisdom from Tantra and Dzogchen Perspectives Here we go another stretch along the wisdom road. We are joined by the insightful commentaries of various Buddhist tantra and Dzogchen (Atiyoga) practitioners, mostly of different Vajrayana schools and maybe some Bön also. Expect to find...
  3. Roots of Virtue

    group study Mantras in Practice and as Spiritual Technology

    This thread serves as the general meeting place and resource for discussing mantra practice in its breadth and depth, excluding the option that some specific individual mantras might deserve their own thread. Your experiences, teachers, and accomplishments in mantra work are welcome discussion...
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    group study Pure Land Buddhism and Guruyoga Tantra

    First, look through the Preliminaries of Buddhist Practice thread and make sure that you understand what is the starting point for this thread. Pure Land Buddhism is often referred to as the most simple way to enter the Mahayana Buddha Dharma. Mindfulness of the Buddha, name of the Buddha...
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    announcements Preliminaries of Buddhist Practice

    Preliminaries of Buddhist Practice Buddha Dharma is a big motivation for why this board was founded. It's therefore prudent that we go over some rudimentary recommendations and take everyone though what are the minimal preliminaries for entering the Buddhist practice. This also acts as a...
  6. Miroku

    essay Reversing Global Warming

    Here I would like to share a piece of writing done by one of my favourite lamas lama Pema Chophel. Lama Pema Chophel is an American Buddhist lama that has been practicing since the 70's and has been recognized as a trained lama in the Nyingma lineage. I extremely adore him for his traditional...
  7. Roots of Virtue

    question What Is Energetic Purity?

    First, you should understand that energy has different qualities that give it a tangible form or texture. This would be an esoteric and deep matter to discuss, as it delves deep into alchemy. Let's leave it at that. Second, on a more rational level energy can be like the light wave in that it...
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    group study Short Reviews of Practical Instructions in Meditation, Cultivation, and Inner Alchemy

    Here we compile compact reviews of practical instructions in book, booklet, and relevant electronic formats like Kindle and PDF. The instructions must have formal relevance to inner work: meditation, qigong, inner alchemy, inner martial arts, etc. Esoteric topics and methods like magic and...
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    announcements The History of This Board

    The name of this discussion forum, Alchemical Garden, is not an accident and neither is the existence of this subforum of Herbalism and Naturopathy. I had already decided that in the future I would host a discussion forum that would be centered around external alchemy, mainly of Daoist waidan...