Master Class Course IV
Awakefulness: Basking in the Sunlight of Awareness
So stay right here you lucky people, let go and be happy in the natural state… In the quietude, doing nothing, watch the splendid magical nature of mind.
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Details and Classes
The course may be purchased as a whole, all 8 sessions, or as individual sessions.
Entire Course ~ Sessions 1-8 (see dates below)
September 9, 2023 ~ Session #1 ~ Assume Your Buddha Seat: The Art and Practice of Presencing
October 14, 2023 ~ Session #2 ~ How to Be a Bodhisattva: The Ten Paramitas from Generosity to Primordial Wisdom
Green is today’s Buddha. Green Buddha loves Mother Earth in all moods and manifestations. Emerald Buddha Nature cares deeply, unconditionally, embracing all in the path of the Natural Great Perfection. As we begin to see through the twin eyes of the Great Green Buddha, we come to recognize the importance of caring, loving kindness, self-compassion, altruism and beyond. Nothing is insignificant, much like Padmasambhava taught: “My view as high as the sky, my actions as meticulous as finely ground barley flour.” We will look through the lens of Green BuddhaVision in a guided meditation of unconditional care.
December 9, 2023 ~ Session #4 ~ Practicing with My Teachers: Nyoshul Khenpo, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Kalu Rinpoche, 16th Karmapa
January 20, 2024 ~ Session #5 ~ Upeksha: Resting in the Great Equanimity
Mudita, or empathic joy, is one of the four arms of Buddha’s Love. Boundless, sympathetic joy in the benefits of others. Cultivating Mudita enhances our ability to see and appreciate the fullness of our interbeing with everyone and everything in everyday world. As Buddha taught, each facet of his all-embracing love is without boundaries and sacred joy is the birthright of each and all of us. Let’s explore empathic joy as it stirs us to equanimity and is nourished by compassion. We will engage in guided meditation on sacred joy, awe and related mysteries. “Since things are not what they seem to be, beyond good and bad, liking and disliking, adopting or rejecting, one might as well burst out laughing.” ~Longchenpa
Our very being is one of reciprocity – tonglen – the sending and receiving of breath, of energy, or prana. When I see myself in others and others in myself, who can I harm, who exploit? If we want peace, we become peaceful; if we value kindness, we offer kindness. Recognizing the wise, transcendental generosity of sending and receiving is the practice of Dzogchen. Whatever arises, that is it. Not two, but rather natural ebb and flow of the Natural Great Perfection. Tonglen is the ready responsiveness of our ever already complete Buddha Nature. Let’s look deeper into our illusion of separateness, into the nature of heart and mind, body and soul and practice simultaneously resting in the View with guided meditation in nondual awareness, the beingness of sending and receiving.
As with a crystal, our Buddha Nature can manifest and be illumined and diffract different colors of ‘light’ as the Three Kayas of Buddha: the Buddha Body (nirmanakaya), the Energy Body (sambhogakaya) and the Truth Dimension (Dharmakaya). Not separate things, the kayas are intermingled aspects of awakefulness of Buddha Mind, of the true nature of Being. We will explore each of these three kayas and practice a guided meditation including all facets, or ways of Seeing and Being. Emaho! Ah, the awesome wonder of this momentary, magical display.
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