Integration in Dzogchen • Freiburg, June 2009

Integration is a central concept in dzogchen: Sleeping Beauty or Sleeping Buddha?

A Public Talk offered by James Low at Todtmoos in Jun 11th 2009

German translation by Robert Jaroslawski

Videos of part of the retreat are here

The transcript is here

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“It’s a bit like in the fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty. After she pricks her finger on her birthday, she falls into a deep sleep. Gradually the wild plants, the briars and brambles grow over her. But one day a young prince takes care of this beautiful woman. He enters the dark forest and sees this whole mass of sharp thorns. Drawing his sword he cuts his way through it. With one tender and gentle kiss he awakens the maiden. Many people see spiritual life in some way like that—that all beings are some kind of sleeping Buddha, wrapped around by different kinds of conditioning and karma, but drawing their holy sword of truth, some Guru will cut through and liberate them!”

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