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Public Talk: Developing the Supreme Good Heart
April 8, 2017 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
“The tracks left by all Buddhas, past, present and future; Quintessence of the 84,000 Teachings are the instructions on altruistic Bodhicitta; Don’t forget them. Practice them! That is my heart advice.” page 9 Heartfelt Advice of Dharma Nectar, Khenpo Karten Rinpoche
The supreme good heart, or Bodhicitta, is a precious mind that cherishes all living beings over oneself–altruism in its deepest and broadest form. As the Dalai Lama says in a 2015 video, “Whoever generates this altruistic intention will find themselves setting out on the path to true happiness.” Letting go of ego-clinging that seeks only the happiness of the self, and developing a mind that wishes for the happiness of all creates peace of mind and joy for the practitioner. The benefits of cultivating this attitude are profound: from better health and more harmonious relationships, to the ultimate liberation of enlightenment. Join Khenpo Karten Rinpoche as he teaches on the many benefits of Bodhicitta, followed by a discussion on practical ways to gently encourage the supreme good heart in ourselves.
This teaching follows our regular meditation class, held 10-11am on Saturdays.
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