As part of Kagyu Samye Ling’s 40 Years celebrations in 2007, Ringu Tulku was invited to teach on The Nature of Reality.
These public teachings, given in the Samye Main Temple on the weekend of Friday 15th to Sunday 17th June, preceded Ringu Tulku’s 2007 Purelands Retreat (on Patrul Rinpoche’s “Notes on the 9 ways of how to help other beings”).
In the fourth of five sessions given that weekend, on the morning of Sunday 17th June, Rinpoche taught on the Nature of Mind.
The way we experience the world is interdependent with our perception, therefore we aspire to recognise and then familiarise ourselves with the nature of our mind.
The more stability there is, the more clarity our mind has.
The point is to learn how to self-liberate our own thoughts and emotions. We learn this through practice and training. Vajrayana essentially provides us with tools to self-liberate.
Renunciation comes from understanding the root of our problems, with awareness of how to positively change our way of being.
Rinpoche also discusses aspects of reincarnation and the Tulku system in Tibet.
Questions & Answers
38.20 Q. What is the nature of consciousness, in its essence?
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