9 - What's preventing us from knowing who we are?

B. Alan Wallace, 16 Jun 2019

Lama Alan starts by answering the question “Why do we suffer?”, from the perspective of Mahamudra and Dzogchen. He then raises the question: “What’s preventing us from realizing Rigpa, which is the equivalent of knowing who we are?” and comments on our own everyday experience as sentient beings.

Lama then presents the practice for this session, and comments on the 6 “theaters” of our own mind.

After the meditation Lama Alan explores the concept of qualia and the different ways in which people try to explain them.

We then continue with “The Four Yogas of Mahamudra”:

  • Small stage of Yoga of Single-pointedness


Shamatha: The Buddha’s pith instructions to Bahiya

Meditation starts at 17:01

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