Session 60: Tonglen Suffused with Equanimity

18 Nov 2010

This evening we return to the practice of Immeasurable Equanimity, with some profound instructions drawn from Karma Chagme Rinpoche, a great Tibetan master and patriarch of the Mahamudra and Dzogchen lineages. Alan discusses the ways in which the Dharma we practice can be conditioned by our sense of personal identity, history and cultural context, and how achieving Shamatha and the Four Immeasurables allows us to free our Dharma practice from this limited context. He also explains the Four Greats, which go a step beyond the Four Immeasurables and venture into the realm of Bodhicitta by awakening our Buddha nature, and an instruction on how to connect their practice with the four times of day and the activities of the four Buddha families.

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