‘WALKING IN MY SHOES’: STORIES TO INSPIRE FAITH AND DEVOTION. THE IMPORTANCE OF LIBERATION-STORIES (NAMTHAR) OF GREAT BEINGS (17th Karmapa, (Day One. Spring Teachings 2022)

‘Through the form of its topic and language it [the liberation-story] must be a cause, when students see or hear it, to lead them to full liberation and omniscience.’ ---Second Drugchen, Kunga Peljor (1428-1476) cited by 17th Karmapa ‘A criticism from someone who does not know how to criticize, is better than praise from someone… Continue reading ‘WALKING IN MY SHOES’: STORIES TO INSPIRE FAITH AND DEVOTION. THE IMPORTANCE OF LIBERATION-STORIES (NAMTHAR) OF GREAT BEINGS (17th Karmapa, (Day One. Spring Teachings 2022)

‘JAW-DROPPING’ HANDWRITTEN COLLECTED WORKS THAT EMANATED LIGHT: TEXTUAL SOURCES, THE MEANING OF ‘LIBERATION-STORY’, IMPORTANCE OF FAITH AND INNER QUALITIES: ‘Good Deeds’ teaching by 17th Karmapa (Day Two)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4n9DdDwpkw&list=PLyZYXtlStecYwv2d3kLjA6eQ0ZdP5ObjG&index=3 For the second day of the ‘Good Deeds’ teaching, the 17th Karmapa went into detail about the textual sources of the 8th Karmapa text.  He described the journey of getting the 8th Karmapa texts from Tibet, to India and publishing them. First, he explained his own interest in getting the texts while he was… Continue reading ‘JAW-DROPPING’ HANDWRITTEN COLLECTED WORKS THAT EMANATED LIGHT: TEXTUAL SOURCES, THE MEANING OF ‘LIBERATION-STORY’, IMPORTANCE OF FAITH AND INNER QUALITIES: ‘Good Deeds’ teaching by 17th Karmapa (Day Two)