Hypnotized, Loving Kindness free podcast, Summer meditation get-a-way and other musings

Wearing the innate view of the ordinary person is like a hynotized person believing that they are a chicken. The complex structure of the innate view includes many elements that made you a candidate for human realm even before birth.
If we 
look at the situation more positively, in a way... perceiving what is illusory as real, protects and guides you in a more natural process of development and preparation for transformation. This correct view should not come by ripping apart your programming- it is better to gently begin to doubt and gradually become ready to enter the stage without foundation- that's all it is! What happen next opens you to new development possibilities- but not until you let go of what is like a messy piece of candy gripped in your hand that seemed all so delicious at one time.
So, there is no need to push about emptiness, it's already built into your spiritual DNA that is unfolding as you make steady daily effort with a high quality meditation practice. ~ Domo Geshe Rinpoche ~~~~~

"Die angeborene Sichtweise eines normalen Menschen zu haben, ist als ob man hynotisiert wurde und glaubte, ein Huhn zu sein. Die komplexe Struktur der angeborenen Sichtweise enhält viele Elemente, die dich noch vor der Geburt zu einem Kandidaten für den menschlichen Bereich machten.
Wenn wir die Situation positiver betrachten, dann beschützt und führt uns die Wahrnehmung des Illusorischen als etwas Reales in einem natürlicheren Entwicklungsprozess und in der Vorbereitung auf die Transformation. Diese korrekte Sichtweise sollte nicht entstehen, indem man die eigene Programmierung auseinanderreißt - es ist besser mit langsamen Zweifeln zu beginnen und allmählich bereit zu werden, den Zustand ohne Grundlage zu erkennen - das wäre schon alles! Was als nächstes passiert macht dich offen für neue Entwicklungsmöglichkeiten - aber nicht bevor du nicht loslässt, was du wie eine klebrige Süßigkeit in der Hand festhältst, weil es dir früher so lecker vorkam.
Es gibt also keinen Grund zu drängen, was die Leerheit betrifft. Sie ist bereits in deine spirituelle DNA eingebaut, die sich entfaltet während du stetige, tägliche Anstrengung mit einer hochwertigen Meditationspraxis unternimmst." - Domo Geshe Rinpoche ---

This week's teaching podcast is titled Loving Kindness. Domo Geshe Rinpoche addresses issues prevalent among nurses today, such as the expectations that they provide a quality of care that seems to be indefinable. Where did the amazing altruism that was present at the beginning of your career go? Rinpoche speaks about the nurse-patient interaction and shares a technique to change the way you think about caring for others.

Loving Kindness free podcast click here

We need to gain a more balanced understanding regarding our relationships with family and friends, so let’s approach this potentially touchy area fearlessly with bodhichitta motivation. When confronted with unhappy projections of others, their bad behavior or feel unhealthy attachments arising in ourselves, then we could remember that what we actually need is bodhichitta or enlightened compassion/wisdom mind. While we are waiting for authentic bodhichitta to arise, and feel overwhelmed by others, it is good to behave with some self-respect that helps us to endure. ~ Domo Geshe Rinpoche ~~~~

"Wir müssen ein ausgeglicheneres Verständnis unserer Beziehungen zu Familie und Freunden gewinnen, also lasst uns dieses potentiell empfindliche Thema furchtlos und mit Bodhichittamotivation angehen. Wenn wir mit unglücklichen Projektionen und schlechtem Verhalten von anderen konfrontiert sind oder in uns selbst ungesunde Anhaftungen aufsteigen fühlen, könnten wir uns daran erinnern, dass Bodhichitta oder der erleuchtete Geist des Mitgefühls und der Weisheit das sind, was wir wirklich brauchen. Während wir darauf warten, dass authentisches Bodhichitta aufsteigt und uns überwältigt von anderen fühlen, ist es gut, uns etwas Selbstrespekt zu erweisen, der uns dabei hilft durchzuhalten." - Domo Geshe Rinpoche ---

very cool today here in Berlin.... changeable weather in springtime, isn't it? Like that, when we begin a spiritual life, we hope to blossom in the springtime of our inner life, always happy and content.... and then the changeable mind makes us cold and unwelcoming to be near... sigh... but don't give up... Keep making effort. You can do it!

Running from July 6-29 this summer, with three sessions to choose among, join us on retreat at Norbu House and Lotus Lake Buddhist Center.
White Conch Summer Retreat 2012
July 6-July 29  Three Sessions to Choose From
In This Issue
Come to Retreat
Session One
Session Two
Session Three
Quick Links
Come to Retreat
Rinpoche teaching in Germany 2011
Retreat allows you to leave behind your daily concerns and focus on your own inner healing and spiritual development. There will be plenty of time for meditation and spiritual sharing. Join with like-minded individuals who are committed to becoming capable of benefiting living beings. Each session features daily teachings by Domo Geshe Rinpoche, various special interest classes such as Mandala Building, Mala Stringing, Tai Chi, Yoga for Meditators, as well as personal and group meditation practice.

Arrival and Departure
For each session, Check in is from 2-4pm on the first day. Check out is between lunch and supper on the last day.  Arriving early or staying late needs to be prearranged with the  retreat coordinator and involves additional nominal charges. When attending more than one consecutive session, the intervening day is an additional $25.

Tenting: You may choose to camp under the stars either on the land surrounding the Hermitage, or in a more secluded setting amongst the pine groves at Norbu House. Shared: Our renovated granary serves as a rustic dormitory for those wishing to remain indoors. Double or Single: RVs, Campers and inside rooms are available at the Hermitage and Norbu House, first priority given for those with special needs. Delicious vegetarian meals are included.

Retreat Fees
Per Session Retreat Cost:
Tenting: $435
Shared: $490
Double: $545
Single: $645
Pre-registration required.Register here.
You may also pay by check; send to the following address:

White Conch Dharma Center PO Box 63 
Blue Mounds, WI 53517

For Monastic, Ngakpang, and dharma service rates, please contact retreat coordinator  Ngawang Khandro 

No one is turned away due to financial reasons.
Dear Ngawang,

Lotus Lake Buddhist Center  is the perfect location for a summer retreat.  The Hermitage and  Norbu Retreat House have comfortable accommodations ranging from a  single meditation room to camping under the stars. White Conch is offering three sessions of summer retreat. You can come to any or all of them. Each session is self-contained, and yet extended attendance allows one to go deeper into the transformative retreat process. We are pleased to offer three exceptional topics and empowerments by our precious teacher, Domo Geshe Rinpoche
Session 1: Tonglen
  Friday, July 6 - Friday, July 13   
Empowerment:  Chenrezig (Buddha of Compassion)
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Tonglen means "taking and sending." It is a method of focused breathing (taking and sending on the breath). It is a practice for generating compassion for the suffering of others. It then uses that awareness of suffering to both remove the suffering and purify selfishness from your own mind stream. This purification is powerful! It is a purification that heals. In response to the request of her students, and as a service to our community, the Venerable Domo Geshe Rinpoche has agreed to teach the practice of Tonglen. Don't miss this opportunity to learn this powerful practice to help heal yourself and the world.

This session includes the Chenrezig Empowerment and a commentary and instructions on the practice of Rainbow Purification. Following attendance at this retreat, participants will have the permission to practice this transformative meditation and Rainbow Purification daily.

Session 2: Vajrayogini
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Saturday, July 14 - Saturday, July 21

Vajrayogini is one of the most beloved and powerful Buddhas in Tibetan Buddhism. She embodies: (1) the fully enlightened female, wild, fiery, and energetic aspect of a Buddha; (2) the wisdom aspect leading to Buddhahood; and (3) the dakini, inspirational aspect leading the practitioner to enlightenment. Standing naked to the world, she has no shame and her realization is fearless. Vajrayogini's practice is said to be well-suited to those with strong desirous attachment, and to those living in the current "degenerate age". Come receive the empowerment of Vajrayogini.

Session 3: Maturing the View of Compassion
Empowerment: Green Wisdom Light
Green Guru Buddha
Sunday, July 22 - Sunday, July 29

True compassion is the main skill we need to learn in this lifetime, and  altruistic great compassion is the mind of enlightenment. As we cultivate and grow in our compassion we develop Skillful Means. In this session, Rinpoche will lead us in deepening our understanding of compassion and skillful means. 

This session includes the Green Wisdom Light set of initiations includes Green Wisdom Light,  Buddha Shakyamuni, Medicine Buddha (Buddha of Healing), and White Tara (a Long Life Practice).    

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Skillful logic is more like a computer program than a hammer to punish others. ~ Domo Geshe Rinpoche ~~~~~

"Geschickte Logik gleicht eher einem Computerprogramm als einem Hammer, mit dem man andere bestraft." - DGR ---

Wishing to be a sucess, we set aside smaller goals. Likewise for attaining Buddhahood. ~ Domo Geshe Rinpoche ~~~~~~~

Weil wir ein Erfolg sein wollen, lassen wir kleinere Ziele beiseite. Dasselbe gilt für das Erreichen der Buddhaschaft." - Domo Geshe Rinpoche ---
Deseando ser exitoso, dejamos de lado metas pequeñas. Lo mismo seria para alcanzar la Budeidad. ~Domo Geshe Rimpoche


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