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We provide transcribed talks by 35 different speakers
Vidyamala, Manchester, UK
Eric, FBA Team
Buddhasiha, Ipswich, UK
Mary, FBA Team
Coleen, FBA Team
Jinamitra, Welwyn, UK
Ratnaghosha, FBA Chairman
Ratnachuda, South London, UK
DISCERNING MIND (MIND RUSCHEN)
Innate Awareness (rigpa) versus Conceptual Mind (namtok)
Of the nature of mind
Lost (past, future, fantasy, dreaming)
Present with what’s happening
Contracted, Closed Down
Letting come and go
Suppressing or reacting
Natural, with ease
The kind of interest when reading a
Metta-ful (kind and friendly)
Harsh - Inner critic
o Wanting/not wanting
o Supposed to/not supposed to
o Making happen/repressing
Tight, rigid, constricted
The space of awareness always bigger Hooked by/sucked into the content
than what happens in that space.
Relating to experience as opposed to
There is no limit to what can show itself each other rather than co-existing
in that space
Heart & body informed
Stuck in the head
Bare cognition and experience
Before interpretation or labeling
The raw data
Adding, improving, dressing up
Chasing and identifying with distraction
EXPERIENCING RIGPA AS DISCERNED FROM CONCEPTUAL MIND
Celebrate any moment of awakening to rigpa.
If you fal into discouragement when you see conceptualizing mind, you miss the
awareness (rigpa) that knows.
Dharmacharini Viveka – Total Immersion 2005 retreat