Western culture has emphasized brain-power and the rational mind, whereas in the East mind and intelligence are viewed more expansively. Nowhere is this more true than in the Tibetan Buddhist Vajrayana tradition, which uses the metaphor of infinite sky to portray the mind. Here Sogyal Rinpoche, an incarnate lama and meditation master, provides insights about the nature of mind and how we can bring more wisdom into our lives. His comments about death as a healing; enlightenment; family relationships and Buddhism in the West are especially provocative.
Lama Sogyal Rinpoche is a meditation master and has taught Tibetan Buddhism in the West since the early 1970s and is the founder of Rigpa centers world wide including the Lerab Ling Buddhist Retreat Center in France, he’s the author of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying (HarperSanFrancisco 1994). To learn more about the work of Lama Sogyal Rinpoche go to www.rigpa.org
Program Number: 2267 Host: Michael Toms Interview Date: 7/10/1991