Tuesday Dharma Talk: Tonglen and the Bodhisattva Warrior

with Patti Morgan

August 20th

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     Tonglen and the Bodhisattva Warrior
    A dharma talk, guided practice, and discussion with Ms. Patti Morgan
    Tuesday August 20, 6:45 - 8 pm Open to all.

    "Taking the Bodhisattva Vow implies that instead of holding onto our individual territory and defending it tooth and nail we become open to the world that we are living in... [As a Bodhisattva Warrior] we no longer are intent on creating comfort for ourselves; we work with others. This implies working with our other as well as the other other. Our other is our projections and our sense of privacy and longing to make things comfortable for ourselves. The other other is the phenomenal world outside, which is filled with screaming kids, dirty dishes, confused spiritual practitioners, and assorted sentient beings." – Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

    Tonglen is a fundamental and powerful practice that the Bodhisattva Warrior engages in to interrupt our habitual self-obsession so that we can be more and more open to the world.

     

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    Lack of Accessibility: Be aware that the White River Shambhala Center is on the second floor of the COVER building, with no elevator.