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Erik Pema Kunsang
Shamata Vipashyna Retreat 1-4 May 2015
Phakchok Rinpoche said of Erik Pema Kunsang,
"Erik shows rare signs of having taken the teachings to heart". Erik Pema Kunsang is one of the greatest translators of our time. A personal long term student of Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche and Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, Erik was requested to teach the Dharma by Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche just a few years ago.
The teachings Erik gave at gomde, lindholme Hall in 2014 were incredibly moving and significant. The teachings in 2015 will delve deeper into shamata (calm abiding) and vipashyana (clear seeing) meditation, through a journey of discovery based on insights from the profound oral instructions Erik has received from many great masters. Erik’s accessible and open style enables these teachings to be open to all and beginners are very welcome.
We also invite all established practitioners to come and get a breath of fresh air, profound inspiration and reconnect with the heart of the teachings.
We anticipate this seminar will be very popular. Please register early to guarantee a place. Registration will open on 11 March.
From ´Indisputable Truth´: Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche
Understand that, briefly stated,
Bodhichitta has two aspects,
The mind aspiring to awaken
And Bodhichitta that´s enacted
Just as one understands the difference
Between wishing to go and setting out upon the journey,
The wise should understand these two,
Recognising the difference and their order.
Bodhicitta in aspiration brings about great results,
Even as we continue to circle about in samsara:
Yet it does not bring about a ceaseless stream of merit,
For that will come solely from active Bodhichitta.
From the moment we genuinely take up
This irreversible attitude-
The mind that aspires to liberate entirely
The infinite realm of beings,
From then on, even while asleep,
Or during moments of inattention,
A plentiful, unceasing force of merit
Will arise, equal to the vastness of the sky.
The Brightly Shining Sun.v15-19 Patrul Rinpoche