Geshe Choekhortshang – The Six Lamps

Event details

  • vrijdag | 8 november 2019 to zondag | 10 november 2019
  • 16:00 - 17:00
  • Beukenhof, Capucijnenstraat 46, 5074 PJ Biezenmortel

From November 8 to 10 2019  Geshe Nyima Woser Choekhortshang Rinpoche will teach on "The Six Lamps".

At the core of the dzogchen teachings is the view that all sentient beings are primordially pure, perfected, and have the potential to spontaneously manifest in a beneficial way. This capacity is within each and every one of us. It is our nature, yet we often find ourselves alienated and disconnected from ourselves and others as we rush about in our day-to-day lives. If we are willing to directly and nakedly encounter the experiences of our ordinary life, however challenging they may be, these experiences become the doorway to realizing our true nature, the doorway to inner refuge.
These teachings permit you to engage in the practice of meditation and reflection, to look intimately within and discover the jewel that is hidden in your ordinary experiences. Explore how to honor and respect the three doors of body, speech, and mind, and to recognize the opportunities for healing that life presents. Discover the inner refuge and the gifts of spaciousness, awareness, and warmth that can bring healing and benefit not only to you, but also to your relationships with others and the greater world.

Rinpoche will teach from one of the four main texts in the Zhang Zhung Oral Transmission tradition. The source of these teachings is Tapihritsa who manifested himself in the expanse of the sky and transmitted teachings to Gyerpung Nangzher Lodpo, probably sometime at the turn of the 7th and 8th centuries AD.
The ‘lamps’ in the title, one by one illuminate different key points of Dzogchen. There are six of them, yet if we wanted to describe the subject matter of the text we would first and foremost pay attention to the very experience of natural state. This year Rinpoche will present teachings on the first two Lamps.

The first of them is ‘The Lamp of the Changeless Base’ – it contains teachings on recognising the base of all and the essence of the nature of mind.
The second is ‘The Lamp of Physical Heart’ - it contains teachings on the inner quality of pure awareness and the base from which it manifest from.

Click here to learn more about Geshe Choekhortshang Rinpoche.