Uprooting Clinging: A Commentary on Mipham Rinpoche’s Wheel of Analytic Meditation
by Venerable Khenpo Rinpoches
For most people ego is the most important thing in the world, so it’s imperative to understand its nature. A thorough investigation reveals it to be a mere conceptual idea that exists only as a thought whose nature is constant change.
When ego-clinging is loosened there is a natural openness, freedom, and relaxation that allows love and compassion to arise. As attachment is removed, love and compassion radiate out very easily, without effort.
Using analytic meditation to look closely at ego-clinging is so important because it establishes a foundation upon which there can be proper development. Any progress made without this foundation will eventually collapse. The definitive understanding established by analytic meditation is to not be attached to any aspect of reality. Arriving at the state of awareness that is beyond attachment causes us to perceive everything as being in transit, moving, changing, and only manifesting on a temporary basis. Relaxing in the momentary manifestation of phenomena is meditation. To experience all of samsara in its momentary state makes our mind very strong and courageous, so it can approach any situation fearlessly.
Paperback | Full Color
Dharma Samudra | 8/4/19
Pages: 220 | Size: 6 x 9
Padmasambhava Buddhist Center
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Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche (1950-) was born in eastern Tibet and enthroned as a Nyingmapa abbot by His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche. He traveled and studied with H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche, as well as with his late brother, Vajrayana master and scholar Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche (1938-2010), and his father, the hidden yogi Lama Chimed Namgyal.
Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche established the Padmasambhava Buddhist Center (PBC) in 1989 to preserve the authentic message of Buddha Shakyamuni and Guru Padmasambhava in its entirety, and in particular to teach the traditions of the Nyingma school and Vajrayana Buddhism. PBC includes over 20 centers in the U.S.A., India, Puerto Rico, Latvia, and Russia, as well as monastic institutions in India, the U.S.A., and Russia.
As a holder of the complete Nyingmapa lineage, Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche is fully versed in the Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana schools, and is a master of Dzogchen. He has co-authored over 30 Dharma books in English with Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche, and travels throughout the world giving teachings, empowerments, and personal guidance in fluent English at numerous retreats.
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