Trusting yourself • Eifel Retreat, April 2009 • Part 2

The 2009 Spring Eifel Retreat at Kamalashila Institute

Saturday and sunday 4-5 April

The teaching of Friday 3rd April is posted separately here.
Transcribed by Anne Conn
Edited by Barbara Terris
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Excerpts

…Allowing the mind to be by itself, to roll as it does, is called rang bab, in Tibetan which means falling by itself, like a waterfall. There’s always a sort of spray going off, and the water seems to come down and it suddenly shifts. It’s the same way, the mind is just tumbling down. It sort of goes apart into pieces, then it coalesces, and so on. By allowing that to happen, you start to trust, ‘Oh, things find their own way,’ and, in particular, you trust, ‘I don’t need to be in charge.’…

…As you develop more clarity, you see situations more easily. It then is very important to be extremely careful in everything we do, very harmonious, very attuned, very soft and delicate…

 

Taken by Krishna Beutel and the 2014 Todtmoos retreat

Taken by Krishna Beutel at the 2014 Todtmoos retreat