In the first talk Rinpoche congratulates Norway Karma Kagyu Buddhist Sangha for buying a big usable retreat place in the countryside not far from town (shortly after this the project did not materialize after all). On this occasion of the first retreat at the place called Karma Shedrup Ling he describes the importance of doing retreat to put the teachings into practice. A retreat place can help to learn to relax, to work on negative emotions and mind poisons, so the mind can become calm and clear.
The three conditions of a retreat are:
– Solitude of body (a place with less disturbances)
– Solitude of speech (reduce talking)
– Solitude of the mind
Dharma is the tool to practice on myself, with a relaxed mind, not going for a result, no stress, no forcing,
On min 39 begins the 2nd session with the main topic:
Seven points of Mindtraining
Rinpoche takes much time for stories.