Transcripts

Calm Abiding 1 – 08/10/2016

Meditation Retreat - PM Teaching, Kagyu Samye Ling, UK, 8 October 2016

Heart advice given to students of Akong Rinpoche on the third anniversary of his passing, and a basic introduction to calm abiding meditation.

Calm Abiding 2 – 09/10/2016

Meditation Retreat - AM Teaching, Kagyu Samye Ling, UK, 9 October 2016

The importance of having a relaxed and positive attitude to both our posture and practice; how to place the mind with mere awareness; rely on your own experience and read the signs of teachings; develop the muscles of meditation when things are going well and you’re happy.

Motivation and Conduct 1 – 09/10/2016

Meditation Retreat - PM Teaching, Kagyu Samye Ling, UK, 9 October 2016

  Summary: An explanation of the need for setting a good motivation; Different levels of motivation; How making the benefit of others our priority unties ego’s knots; The importance of having practice as a constant companion. Reminder for correct conduct and motivation at the beginning Please listen to the teachings thinking, ‘I will listen to […]

Motivation and Conduct 2 – 10/10/2016

Meditation Retreat - PM Teaching, Kagyu Samye Ling, UK, 10 October 2016

Summary: Are we really practising for the benefit of all sentient beings…? The view of purity, The three defects of a pot, Stages of progression, The Samye Ling shedra, The three wheels of dharma You know, many people have said that they’re scared of me, but maybe now, as I’m teaching so gently, they’re becoming more […]

Calm Abiding 3 – 10/10/2016

Meditation Retreat - AM Teaching, Kagyu Samye Ling, UK, 9 October 2016

Summary: Recognising the enemy, Shiney and the four thoughts.   Kunga said he’s refusing to translate unless he gets a higher seat, and since we can’t get another translator at short notice, we’ve got no choice. Who knows, maybe tomorrow I’m going to be sitting where he is, and he’s going to be sitting up […]