Liberation from the four attachment
Friday 13. September 2019, 6 pm – Sunday 15. September 2019, 2 pm; 2 days
Course language: English , Translation to: Deutsch
Grown up in both cultures – East and West – Tulku Jigme Thrinley Rinpoche is a bridge between these two worlds. He was recognized by both – His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche and Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche (Nyingma – teacher of His Holiness the Dalai Lama) – as an important reincarnated Nyingma teacher of the “old school” of Tibetan Buddhism.
He was born in India, son of Naljorma Jangchup Palmo, who is highly regarded as a “hidden yogini” – a female chöd meditation master. His mother had a profound influence on Rinpoche’s spiritual life. Under the careful guidance of His Holiness Sakya Trizin Rinpoche, Kyabje Trülshik Rinpoche, Kyabje Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche, Kyabje Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche and Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche he studied both: philosophy and practice of Tibetan Buddhism. From His Holiness the Dalai Lama and these outstanding masters Rinpoche received direct introduction to the nature of mind, many important initiations, text transmissions and instructions of the four tradition lines.
He teaches with humor, clarity and wisdom, according to the “Western spirit”.
Liberation from the four attachments
A short instruction that Mañjuśrī gave to the Sakya Patriarch Sachen Kunga Nyingpo.
When he was twelve years old, the great Sachen Kunga Nyingpo devoted six months to a practice of the Bodhisattva Mañjuśrī. One day he had a vision in which he actually saw the holy Lord Mañjuśrī, orange in the midst of radiant light. He sat on a throne studded with jewels, his two feet stood on the floor, and he performed the Mudrā of Dharma teaching. He was flanked on both his sides by a Bodhisattva each. Mañjuśrī said the following to him:
- If you are attached to this life, you are not a true spiritual practitioner;
- If you are attached to samsara, you do not have renunciation;
- If you are attached to your own self-interest, you have no bodhicitta;
- If there is grasping, you do not have the View.
When Sachen Kunga Nyingpo examined the truth of these words, he understood that the entire practice of the Pāramitā path was summarized in this mental training of liberation from the four attachments, and he came to an extraordinary conviction and insight regarding all the teachings of the Dharma.
Tulku Jigme Thrinley Rinpoche wishes to not focus on this teaching in a philosophical way, but instead connect them directly with our every day life situation. He will therefore go into some points less and deepen some others more.