Friday, 30 April 2010

Springtime in Paris - Sogyal Rinpoche Teaches in the Rigpa Centre

Astrid Hubert, from the Paris Sangha, reports on Sogyal Rinpoche's recent visit to Rigpa's Paris Centre:

On the first warm days of Spring, Rinpoche came to Paris and taught for four days in the Rigpa Centre, to a rather new crowd who chose to leave the sun outside for the chance to spend the weekend receiving precious Dharma teachings.

Sogyal Rinpoche taught on the mind and on meditation.

On Sunday, there was a surprise visit from Lodi Gyari Rinpoche, His Holiness the Dalai Lama's Special Envoy.

He arrived just as Sogyal Rinpoche was sharing a remarkable video teaching on meditation given by Dudjom Rinpoche, Lodi Gyari Rinpoche's own root teacher, to Rigpa students in London in 1979. Dudjom Rinpoche was also one of Sogyal Rinpoche's beloved teachers.

On the screen you can see Dudjom Rinpoche teaching in London in 1979, while Sogyal Rinpoche translates (right side of screen).

Gyari Rinpoche gave us some powerful and moving heart advice on appreciating our good fortune at having met the Dharma and being able to understand it, and the importance of always remembering this and being thankful for it.

1 comment:

Lingchen, Bhutan said...

Sogyal Rinpoche is one of the greatest dzogchen masters living today, a true emanation of Guru Rinpoche himself.