From Heart of Buddha: Openness Clarity Sensitivity (Oxford 2016)
The mind becomes bored very easily, so it begins to create things to make life interesting for you. It starts creating its own picture show. And the picture show is just thoughts, images, feelings. Sometimes they’re happy; sometimes they’re not. Funnily enough, it doesn’t matter whether it’s happy or sad. Because the most important thing is to keep us entertained. You may say, “Oh, I don’t want to be entertained by horrible things!” But you do.
Because the strange thing is they wouldn’t happen unless at some level, you wanted them to happen. You actually give rise to that. It depends what you mean by “you” of course.
Friday, August 13, 2021: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm United Kingdom time
Join the Longchen Foundation for a public viewing on Zoom of the first talk of Rigdzin Shikpo’s Heart of Buddha 2016 teaching on Openness Clarity Sensitivity
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 around an hour total. Attendees are welcome to remain after for a further 20 minutes of discussion.
Here is the Zoom Link (Meeting ID: 893 2214 5627)
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