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martes, 31 de julio de 2012

Monthly Dharma Teaching # 30 from Palpung Publications

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Introducing Mahamudra
By the 12th Chamgon Tai Situ Rinpoche

As I was requested, I am going to give teachings on Mahamudra. Mahamudra, as a teaching, is presented in an enormous amount of texts, some of which might take a very long time: some as much as a year, with daily teaching sessions. Then, Mahamudra introducing the nature of mind might not even take one hour. So there is so much variety in the Mahamudra teachings. Therefore, I am not going to teach from just one particular Mahamudra text. This will be very much like an introduction for those who don't know anything about Mahamudra, or for those who know very little about Mahamudra. For those who know a lot about Mahamudra, it will be a reminder, because when you know a lot you might get a little bit mixed up. So this might sort out some of the over lapping and some of the confusion, or what is unclear about the Mahamudra teachings in general. So for that purpose, I am teaching Mahamudra here as an introduction or clarification or general teaching.

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viernes, 20 de julio de 2012

August 2012 issue of Thar Lam

Dear Friends,

The August 2012 issue of Thar Lam is now available.

This issue includes teachings by Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa on the Four Dharmas of Gampopa, H.E. 3rd Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche on Buddhism & Psychotherapy, Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche on Meditative Concentration, Ven. Lama Tenam on the Lineage of Kenting Tai Situpa and Palpung as well as book reviews and updates on the activities of Palpung Sherabling and Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa.

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domingo, 1 de julio de 2012

Monthly Dharma Teaching # 29 from Palpung Publications

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The Four Immeasurables in the Context of Ethics, Meditation, and Wisdom
By the 3rd Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche

Knowledge, discriminating wisdom or prajna concerns the correct view. Why? We all know that samsara or "cyclic existence" entails suffering and wish to become free of the inadequacies of conditioned existence by achieving nirvana or "freedom from suffering." Merely understanding that samsara is suffering and nirvana is peace is not sufficient to attain liberation. We must have thorough knowledge of what samsara and nirvana actually are in order to attain the correct view concerning the ultimate reality of dharmata, "suchness, meaningfulness, being as such," which enables us to properly focus our attention on the healthy and pure outlook.

Without the basis of the correct view, we would not be able to follow the path of the Buddhadharma, which eventually leads to fruition. For example, if someone intends to reach a specific destination without knowing where it is located or how to get there, they could not possibly arrive. They must study all details of their journey before setting out. Similarly, the proper view is essential before embarking on the spiritual path to enlightenment. The healthy view is the irremissible condition for meditative practices. Lacking the view, we persist with our materialistic ideas and remain beset by spiritual materialism.

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New Book by Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa

Dear Friends,

We have a new book available:

Essential Teachings of Gampopa by Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa

US$19.50. 115 pages.

This book contains 12 essential teachings of Lord Gampopa.

The four dharmas of Gampopa: May My Mind Turn Towards the Dharma; May Dharma Progress Along the Path; May the Path Clarify Confusion; May Confusion Dawn as Wisdom.

The Four Obstacles to Enlightenment: Attachment to the Things Related to This Life; Attachment to the Pleasure of Samsara; Attachment to the Pleasure of Nirvana; Not Knowing the Ways and Means of Liberation.

The Four Remedies to the Four Obstacles: Impermanence; Karma and the Suffering of Samsara; Loving-kindness and Compassion; Bodhichitta.

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Sonam



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