(Archive) Lecture: Common sense, philosophy and realization

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Lecture: Common sense, philosophy and realization

(Information in Swedish)

Date: Wednesday June 6th, juni 2012, (Swedish National Day)

Time: 18:00 - 21:00

Location: Eric Ericssonhallen, Skeppsholmskyrkan, Kyrkslingan 2-4, (T) Kungsträdgården, Stockholm


Poster as PDF.

Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche gives a lecutre on the subject "Common Sense, Philosophy and Realization".

Do you want to know what buddhism really is about, beyond the sterotyped and narrow minded image of the school books' ascetic monks, and how it is relevant for people in this day and age?

This is a rare and unique opportunity to meet a true buddhist teacher and meditation master in Stockholm. Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche is the abbot of Nepal's largest monastery. He has inspired an guided Westerners since 1976 when his teacher the 16th Karmapa asked him to turn his efforts to instructing Western practitioners.

The basis for the lecture is our own common sense and our inherent intelligence and it's relation to the buddhist path , and what the path can offer us.

Rinpoche has authored a number of books, among them is Medicine And Compassion, targeted towards staff in the health-care system. The founder of MBSR, Jon Kabat-Zinn who has brought mindfulness to mainstream healthcare writes about the book: "I was dumbfounded by how much Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche comprehends the emotional challenges facing doctors in relationship to their patients. He nails it time and time again. Magnificent! I shall continue to reread it just for the pleasure of the teachings, for the clarity of his mind, and the purity of his heart. This is a very worthy project."

Among other titles authored by Rinpoche, we find Present Fresh Wakefulness, Indisputable Truth, The Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen and Bardo Guidebook.

The last time Rinpoche visited Sweden was in 1997.

The lecture is translated into English, and will be simultaneously translated to Swedish via FM-radio. To listen to the Swedish translation, bring your own FM-radio and headphones.

In addition to the lecture, Rinpoche will also offer a seminar during two half days, June 6th-7th, about the true nature of our mind, and how it can be realized through meditation.