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In this moving talk Jnanavaca relates events in Joe Simpson's popular mountaineering book 'Touching the Void' to aspects of Buddhist practice. look out for some wonderful quotes - from T.E. Lawrence to Einstein. Inspiring stuff all round...
Talk given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2004
|1.||Touching the Void; ways of looking at spiritual life (5:05)|
|2.||Climbing a mountain; ideals (5:16)|
|3.||Naivety and cynicism; a reading from Albert Einstein; personal experience - egotism (5:51)|
|4.||The descent (6:35)|
|5.||Maturing idealism (4:35)|
|6.||Einstein on interdependence (1:37)|
|7.||Falling into space; Amoghasiddhi (6:31)|
|8.||Cutting the rope; taking responsibility (5:31)|
|9.||Personal experience - facing fear (4:46)|
|10.||Falling deeper into the dark (7:01)|
|11.||Crawling down the mountain; positive pride (1:39)|
|12.||At the bottom; humiliation (5:02)|
|13.||Losing yourself (7:19)|
|14.||Einstein on compassion (1:28)|
Total running time: 1:08:16