Two pithy sessions of teachings on true dharma practice, titled as The Power of Compassion, at Rigpa Netherlands in Amsterdam.
We tend to be distracted with too many things and details, and then we miss the point of dharma practice. We are not able to draw the essence of it, which is how to reduce the suffering of all beings and to become happier and more joyful, and eventually try to eliminate the root of suffering.
From the introduction of these two events on the Rigpa Netherlands website:
“We all know from our own experience that a positive attitude towards oneself, others and this world, a mind that has kindness, compassion and gratitude, makes us feel good.
But what if our mind is occupied with problems? How can we deal with the business in this modern and fast world? And how can we relate to others in a positive way?
We can want other people to be kind, generous, to behave well and to be patient and tolerant. But that doesn’t make them to be like that. So we need to start with ourselves.
This is related to what we call in Buddhism ‘the six paramitas’ (Generosity, Conduct, Patience, Diligence, Meditation and Wisdom). If we all have a little of these, we become great human beings. And if the world has more of that, it becomes a great world.”
Photos thanks to Ger Reinders.
For more information, visit: https://www.rigpa.nl