After having to cancel the Heart of Buddha Teachings earlier in October due to Covid infections we are very pleased to now announce the new date for the teachings to take place on Saturday, 3 December online.
Heart of Buddha events are open to all. They are a rare opportunity to receive teachings directly from Rigdzin Shikpo.
Whether you are new to meditation or to Buddhism, or even if you have been practising for many years, these teachings present the Maha-Ati teachings of Tibetan Buddhism in a way that is relevant and accessible to Western students.
For Heart of Buddha talks Rigdzin Shikpo chooses a topic that is close to his heart and that he feels is important to talk about at this time, which makes these talks very special and powerful.
Registration is on Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/heart-of-buddha-live-stream-with-rigdzin-shikpo-on-3-december-2022-tickets-462135027307. Once you have booked your ticket please save your confirmation message and email since this will contain the Zoom link for online streaming.
We are looking forward to welcoming you on Zoom for this talk.
The stream will start at 1pm UK time (8am EST) with an introduction. We will then meditate together until Rigdzin Shikpo will join us for his talk.
If you have questions about this event please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lion’s Roar Foundation Weekend on November 26-27
Don’t miss the forthcoming Lion’s Roar Foundation Weekend on November 26-27, taught by Mary Mackay-James. The Lion’s Roar is a training in sitting meditation which directly introduces students to the approach of Maha Ati, considered to be the highest Buddhist teachings. The Foundation Weekend can be attended as a stand-alone weekend or as the beginning of the more in-depth training of the Lion’s Roar.
The weekend is suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators, for those from any spiritual tradition and those from none. The emphasis will be on seeing the true significance of the immediate sense of awareness that we have with us all of the time. There will be an introduction to formless meditation and an exploration of how to carry the profound view of meditation into the everyday world of our experience. Registration can be found on Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-lions-roar-foundation-weekend-online-tickets-452225507667.
Monthly Dharma Quotation
Trungpa Rinpoche used to say, “Be gentle to yourself and merciful towards others.” And although he says, “merciful towards others,” thinking primarily of people you might meet, it actually applies to the world as it comes to you. You could be merciful to the world around you and, quite often, we’re actually aggressive to our own world. We try and shape it according to what we want, make it conform and if it doesn’t conform then in some sense we blame it and almost say, “Well, I’m not going to look at you any more,” and that’s not good for the world and that’s not good for you.
You could embrace the world of your experience with compassion, with mercy, with love, with gentleness. I mustn’t think that my awareness and relationship with the world is a series of hammer blows. I must learn to dance with the world, sometimes giving in, sometimes moving forward. [Trungpa] Rinpoche used to say, “adapting to your partner’s moves.” Any kind of relationship you could imagine you could have with a person, you can actually have with your world. It turns out that they are not fundamentally different.
This quotation comes from a previous Heart of Buddha teaching on Mindfulness which can be purchased or rented on Vimeo here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/mind.