Finding the Buddha Within, Vajra Vidya Down East, Maine, Nov 27-28, 2015

Length: 6 hr; Format: Audio; Recording Quality: Excellent.

Rinpoche spoke on ‘Finding the Buddha Within’, at Vajra Vidya Down East, in Hancock Maine.

Playlist of the Four TeachingsĀ  (click on playlist to left of time counter to see all the teachings)

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OUTLINE OF THE TEACHINGS

RTR Vajra Vidya Downeast 1411-02-crNov 27, am

  • 00 – Importance of harmony in sangha (excellent!)
  • 3:00 Intro to teaching on Buddha Nature
  • 4:15 First teaching of Mingyur Rinpoche after his retreat (excellent!)
  • 19:00 Summary … then, on leaving Tibet and traveling by train in India
  • 25:00 Integrating the teachings with our being
  • 29:15 Rinpoche, on the ease of his travel
  • 32:00 The practice of working on emotions
  • 55:40 – The practice is about knowing – we have to know, to understand, and then remind ourselves again and again. To know very clearly what is good and not good; to deeply remind myself.
  • 1:00:25 Very strong provocations, 3 things are involved: samsaric mind, provocation, reactivity
  • 1:15:50 Q: fear

Nov 27, pm

  • 00 Q&A Grief
  • 14:1 Q&A Remembering and deity practice
  • 19:45 Three ways to work on emotions: forsake (give up or let go), change or transform, understand
  • 23:35 Second method is transforming
  • 27:00 Q – About right speech, and too much or too little speech
  • 40:10 Q – Relationship between attachment and interdependence
  • 45:50 Q – Relationship of fear and habits
  • 50:15 (reference to scientist Robert Lansa, author of Biocentrism)
  • 58:40 Q – Aversion to pain
  • 1:08:30 Q – Cultivating good habits
  • 1:25:30 Comment on how doctors instill fear
  • 1:30:05 Comment on euthanasia, phowa, and dying

On Euthanasia and Dying

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Nov 28, am [This outline is not complete]

  • Finding the Buddha within
  • Outlook; What practice should I do
  • Four Immeasureable
  • Bodhichitta
  • Purification and Accumulation

Nov 28, pm [This outline is not complete]

  • 00 – On death (?)
  • 21:20 – Working with irritation
  • 36:20 – Working with fear and helping others
  • 41:15 – Third of the three methods of working with emotions: abandonment, transformation, understanding
  • 42:50 – How to explain the hell realms to westerners
  • 53:30 – On attachment to entertainment (TV and music)
  • 1:01:35 – Activities of HH Karmapa: transformation of his Monasteries, support of nuns, activities worldwide
  • 1:20:28 – Gelungma ordination

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