Summer Course 2017: Day 4

Besides the precious teachings we are getting from the lamas, there is of course even so much more to the Summer Course than that.

Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche goes for a walk almost every day and whoever likes or is in the right place at the right time “accidentally” is welcome to join him. So also today a whole bunch of friends very much enjoyed the time at the lake with Rinpoche.

Before Rinpoche taught about Shine meditation with and without object as well as about the 4 Basic Thoughts:

We recognize our precious opportunity in this life, that we can benefit countless beings through the methods of a Buddha. Few people ever meet Diamond Way teachings and even fewer are able to us them.

We remember the impermanence of everything composite. Only the unlimited clear space of mind is lasting, and it is uncertain how long conditions will remain for recognising it.  

We understand causality, that it is up to us what will happen. Former thoughts, words and actions became our present state, and right now we are sowing the seeds for our future.

We see the reasons for working with mind. Enlightenment is timeless highest bliss, and we cannot benefit others while confused or disturbed ourselves.