Melissa Rosenkranz-U. Wisconsin; Praveen Chopra-private; Paula Sigafus-Kaiser; Sarah Bowen-U. Washington; Jim Saveland-US Forest Service; Michael Warren-Claremont Graduate U.; Francis Haberli-U. Wisconsin; Charlie Thompson-U. Washington
Spirit Rock Meditation Center 2009 Scientists Retreat - January 11-18, 2009
In Tibetan Buddhism it's taught that the three principles of the path - renunciation, bodhicitta and a correct understanding of emptiness - are the basis of the our spiritual progress. What exactly are these attitudes and how can we apply them to our lives right now? Are they just some outdated Tibetan trip that no longer fit with life in the west? And why are they supposed to be the basis for entering the tantric teachings?
Recorded at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver - March 31, 2010.
A brilliant and succinct lecture on karma and it's effects, bringing together sanskrit texts and life experience to define a real-world method of changing our lives here and now. INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO PURIFY OUR KARMA AT 1:15:00!
"A Sangha is a community of resistance, resisting the speed, violence and unwholesome ways of living that are prevalent in our society. Mindfulness is to protect ourselves and others. A good Sangha will lead us in the direction of harmony and awareness. The substance of the practice is most important. The forms can be adapted." ~ Thich Nhat Hahn