The Promised Land – Buddha Realm

12/6/2020 – Today’s Dharma Talk centers around “The Sayings of Layman P’ang: A Zen Classic of China”  – Translated by James Green.

What is Perfected Reality?

This Dharma talk reflects on a reading from the Lankavatara Sutra. “And what is perfected reality? This is the mode that is free from name or appearance or from projection. It is attained by buddha knowledge and is the realm where the personal realization of buddha knowledge takes place. This is perfected reality and the heart of the tathagata-garbha.”

Practicing the Paramitas

Practicing the Paramitas In Sanskrit ‘paramita’ literally means ‘having reached the other shore.’ It also means ‘transcendence,’ or ‘perfection.’ The true practice of the paramitas is to be free from self-attachment.