The natural freedom of the mind. Geneva, 18-20 March 2016
Teaching Retreat. Geneva. 19-20 March 2016.
This event was also a book launch for the publication of Oeuvres Choisies de C. R. Lama translated into French by Manon Widmer.
Transcribed by Martine Widmer
Edited by Barbara Terris
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The teachings are structured around The Three Statements of Garab Dorje.
…Have confidence in the vajra nature of the mind, that whatever happens will not harm me if I am awareness. If however I am my ego formation then there are many things which can upset me. This is the fulcrum, this is the balancing point, which we need to find and in finding it, relax back into the openness…
…That is why it is important to understand that the view of dzogchen is different. Dzogchen operates from the view the view that what is arising cannot contaminate the mirror. The mind, as the infinite, offers hospitality to everything yet without being touched by anything. This is the meaning of non-duality. It’s not that there are two different things. It’s not that there is just one thing, but that there is the inseparability of these two, which are not one. What is arising in the mind and the mind itself are inseparable but there are not the same. What is inside the mind, the content of the mind is moving and changing. However the mind itself is not moving or changing. Yet the mind and the content of the mind are inseparable. This is the key point…