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YES! THIS IS HOW IT ALWAYS IS!

YES! THIS IS HOW IT ALWAYS IS!


I first heard Dzigar Kongtrül Rinpoche teach in the spring of 2000. I recall the talk vividly because it awakened in me something I hadn't experienced with quite the same impact since my first teacher, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, died in 1987.

It was a feeling of reconnecting with a wide-open perspective on reality, as if I'd been muddling along in a small, dim room, and suddenly the walls as well as the ceiling and floor disappeared and there was a simple, straightforward freedom. I remember thinking, "Yes! This is how it always is!"


EXCERPTED FROM

Pema Chödrön's foreward to It's Up to You: The Practice of Self-Reflection on the Buddhist Path

by Dzigar Kongtrül,

page ix


Paul on Google+ April 27, 2016