The heart of The Adornment of the Middle Way shedra concerns our understanding of the relative and absolute truths as we progress on the spiritual path. In a spirited and invigorating program, Rinpoche opens up this classic text that includes Ju Mipham's historic commentary.
Building on last year's (Year I) teachings, in this stand-alone program Kongtrul Rinpoche comments extensively on tötral: the unadorned, ultimate nature of all experience. He explains, "Tötral is not something you can search for outside or behind your mind. Your present state of mind--no matter what is happening within it--must become tötral in the full experience of meditation." Rinpoche also shares:
Traditionally, the shedra format is set within a monastic college of higher learning, the course of study lasting through years of arduous intellectual engagement. However, with MSB's shedra program, Rinpoche has made these teachings available to a wide variety of participants--those new to Buddhism as well as those who have studied with him for many years. He is renowned for his skill in connecting complex philosophical concepts with the everyday life and practice of his listeners. These talks are rich with anecdotes, personal insight, and lively audience participation.
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Captured on high-quality video in the intimate setting of Phuntsok Choling, Rinpoche's center in Ward, Colorado.
Phuntsok Choling, 2011. 14 Talks on 7 DVDs. Packaged in a hard-cover wallet.
Running time: Approximately 27 hours.
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