10 May 2016

NOTE: only the first 50 seconds come from the back-up recorder, and the quality is not optimal. Apologies for that.

Alan begins the session by commenting on the difference between the way phenomena appear and the way they exist. It’s very common when we are pointing the finger at something, at an object or a person, to reify that object or that person. But that object or person appearing really over there, from its own side, autonomous, objective, is a lie, it doesn’t exist.

The meditation is on the emptiness of all phenomena.

After the meditation, before returning to the text, Alan expands on Martin Buber’s explanations of I-it, I-You and I-Thou relationships. He then resumes the oral transmission and commentary of Panchen Rinpoche’s text.

Meditation starts at 21:00


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