Saturday, May 7, 2011
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Four walls, a ceiling and a floor. I am inside this room but the room is also inside of me. That is how orientation operates. We must internalize our relationship with phenomena in order to perceive or connect with it at all. If you don't like your surroundings, better check your own mind. ~ Domo Geshe Rinpoche ~~~
Vier Wände, eine Decke und ein Fußboden. Ich bin in diesem Raum, aber der Raum ist auch in mir. So funktioniert Orientierung. Wir müssen unsere Beziehung mit den Phänomenen verinnerlichen, damit wir sie überhaupt wahrnehmen und uns mit ihnen verbinden können. Wenn Du Deine Umgebung nicht magst, überprüfe lieber mal Deinen Geist." - Domo Geshe Rinpoche ---
White Conch Dharma Center Hosts
Domo Geshe Rinpoche
We are very pleased to welcome Domo Geshe Rinpoche back to Northern New Mexico. The setting for her May 13, 14th and 15th visit will be a charming adobe home among the cottonwoods in the village of Medanales near Abiquii. In this retreat-like atmosphere, Rinpoche will present three timely and illuminating teachings and also be available for private appointments. Contact Robbie Sommer at 505-577-1586 for directions and/or to schedule an appointment. Rinpoche's time here is limited, so don't delay. We look forward to seeing you!http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Domo-Geshe-Rinpoche-Teaching-Visit-to-NM-May-12-15--2011.html?soid=1102220562950&aid=kX6et9RpkpA
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
If reality was beer... would you take a sip?
If reality was 6 inch spike heels... would you try it on?
If reality was a prize winning chocolate bar... would you take a bite?
When desiring to know reality is more valuable than what we presently desire most, the path of preparation for enlightenment is coming to an end.These are only examples of addictions that are compelling. Feel free to insert your favorite addiction. Could we be as attracted to reality as we are to our favorite addiction.
I am not criticizing anyone here, but pointing out how compelling the search for reality beyond the ordinary desires is for advanced meditators.
Many well meaning "spiritual" people advocate an extreme enjoyment of the ordinary world and ordinary desires as a path to happiness. Instead, let us cultivate higher desire for enlightenment to replace ordinary desire. This is an important intermediate step to wean ourselves away from what we believe will make us happy but lasts only for a moment. The urge to desire can instead be uplifted to higher being