CINEMA SHIKPO – Talk 2 Mandala Principles – May 28

From Mandala Principles in the Dzogchen Tradition (Heidelberg 2016)

If the buddhas are able infinitely to help sentient beings, why is the world in such a mess?

Well, you must never forget that everybody who isn’t a fully enlightened buddha is a confused, unenlightened buddha.  And that means you can put up a tremendous resistance to being awakened. How is it people ever become enlightened then? It’s because enlightened beings – buddhas – have a slight edge on us.  To become confused requires extra energy and almost a special kind of focus.  It’s almost a kind of power in its own right to become confused.  And therefore, because our energy is caught up in creating that confusion it’s possible for the buddhas to get at us… if we can be persuaded to relax enough.

Friday, May 28, 2021:  5:00 pm – 6:30 pm United Kingdom time

Join the Longchen Foundation for a public viewing on Zoom of the second talk of Rigdzin Shikpo’s Heart of Buddha 2016 teaching on Mandala Principles in the Dzogchen Tradition.

The Zoom session will begin with 10 minutes of formless meditation, followed by the streaming of Rigdzin Shikpo’s teaching together with Q & A – somewhat under an hour in time total.  Attendees are very welcome to remain after the video for a further 20 minutes of Zoom together time.

Here is the Zoom Link  (Meeting ID: 893 2214 5627)

If you plan to attend this teaching, please consider supporting the work of the Longchen Foundation by donating £10 or so to the General Fund – at the Longchen Foundation donation page.

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