Understanding and Mindfulness, Working with Emotions, at Rigpa New York, Oct 23, 2014

Length: 2 hr; Format: Audio; Recording Quality: Very good.

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche gave a teaching at Rigpa New York. Were you there? Can you share any details?

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  • 3:50 Studying the dharma; retreat is the beginning of practice
  • 6:35 Cause of suffering, karma and kleshas
  • 15:00 Understanding and mindfulness
  • 27:40 Importance of understanding
  • 37 Understanding, Mindfulness, and Clarity
  • 42 Busyness and practicing dharma and role of mindfulness
  • 44:00 How do we work on our emotions? Letting go, transforming, and understanding
  • (55:50 – repression – the opposite of letting it go)
  • 58:15 Transforming
  • 1:06:10 Understanding ***
  • 1:14:50 Questions, Tibetan for Letting Go, Transforming, Understanding
  • 1:15:15 Question about harmful actions
  • 1:18:30 Q: Relaxation,
  • 1:22:15 Q Does self-liberation (understanding) incorporate transforming and relaxing (letting go)?
  • 1:25:30 Q Resistance of ego
  • 1:31:00 Q *** Dharma centers in NYC have declined over the years; RTR replies, why he thinks that centers don’t prosper
  • 1:42:45 Q Dealing with strong emotions
  • 1:45:20 Q Reactions to people versus reactions to events

Original Title: Resting the Mind in the Age of Facebook