We have the great pleasure to share this powerful teaching from Tsoknyi Rinpoche for the benefit of all. Rinpoche shares a practical technique to heal painful inner patterns from our past – “Beautiful monsters” – using compassion and mindfulness. From the 2016 retreat at Kingswood, Bath, UK, filmed and edited by Richard Herring.
More than 180 Dharma students gathered at Kingswood School in Bath for Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s 2016 Dzogchen retreat in the UK, Living Fearlessly in an Unsettled World. This was Rinpoche’s 15th retreat in Britain since we were asked to set up Pundarika UK in 1999.
Rinpoche, assisted by his usual translator Gerardo Abboud, taught once more on the path to liberation, connecting with essence love, removing emotional and cognitive obscurations, types of meditation and resting in the ultimate nature of mind.
Tsoknyi Rinpoche thanked Pundarika UK for making it easy for him to “just turn up and teach”, and praised the sangha for its financial support for his projects, particularly Tsoknyi Gechak School in Nepal.
Why Can’t I Meditate? is the title of a new book by sangha member Nigel Wellings. Addressing this perennial question he offers his own experience as a psychotherapist and mindfulness meditation teacher as well as drawing on a wealth of advice from contemporary teachers including Tsoknyi Rinpoche and accounts from new meditators of their struggles and what has helped. [Read more…]