Sogyal Rinpoche will give a public talk at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco at 7:30pm on November 19th. This is his final teaching in the Bay Area before leading the Rigpa Autumn Retreat in San Diego.
In Buddhist teachings, mind is understood as the most important factor in determining our happiness or suffering. In fact, the entire teaching of the Buddha can be summed up in the single line: “to transform this mind of ours.” The key to transforming the mind is understanding what the essence or nature of mind really is, beyond the ordinary appearances of our thoughts and emotions. If we can recognize this most subtle and profound nature of our mind, it will have an extraordinary impact on how we relate to ourselves and others and so make an enormous positive contribution to the world at large.
Added by jc_at_work on November 8, 2010