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Teaching Western Buddhists

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In our Tibetan system of Buddhism, first the student demonstrates enthusiasm and then we teach them. However, in the West, we teach, and teach, and teach, and hope that people will gain enthusiasm. I don’t know which is right and which is wrong. What do you think? In Tibet, it was unthinkable to train or give deep teachings to those with only a mild interest and very limited time to practice. ~Domo Geshe Rinpoche ~~~"In unserem tibetischen System des Buddhismus demonstriert der Schüler Enthusiasmus, bevor wir ihn unterrichten. Im Westen jedoch unterrichten wir und unterrichten und unterrichten und hoffen, dass die Begeisterung der Leute dadurch zunimmt. Ich weiß nicht, was falsch oder richtig ist. Was meint ihr? In Tibet war es undenkbar, dass man Leute mit nur leichtem Interesse und sehr begrenzter Zeit zum Üben ausbildetete oder ihnen tiefe Unterweisungen gab." - Domo Geshe Rinpoche ---

Four Questions

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Four questions: Why depend on others?Why should others depend on you?Why let others depend on you if they cannot give you something in return?Are you strong enough to have others depend on you? Water is our natural environment because the human body is mostly water and we need water to survive. However,our actual nature is liquid light, untouched by the heaviness of decay. The solidification of our spirit must be reversed! ~ Domo Geshe Rinpoche ~~~ We train ourselves in meditation to visualize the Buddhas and deities as translucent, not solid. This is the sambhogakaya realm DGR~~~~~ "Wir üben uns in Meditation, um die Buddhas und Gottheiten als durchscheinend und nicht als fest zu visualisieren. Dies ist der Sambhogkayabereich." DGRHow do Buddhas think? How is that possible if they are omniscient?
Perfect evening to harvest concord grapes... tomorrow we will can the juice and save some for jelly. Getting ready for Fall and winter White Conch retreats at Lotus Lake B…