The nature of self in Tibetan Buddhism. Freiburg, 2015

James Low.

Public Talk given by James Low in Freiburg, 4th June 2015

Transcribed by John Imes. Edited by Barbara Terris.
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Buddhist teachings and practice show us how we have to lose ourselves in order to find ourselves. We lose ourselves as an anxious individual – a terrain which always needs protection – and we find ourselves as a moment of participation, inseparable from the general field of experience. This brings the ending of grasping, the dissolution of fear, and the trust that, however the situation, because we are a part of it, we will find a way of inhabiting it. Meditation is very useful for turning this into lived experience.