Chagdud Khadro – Public Talk
Using contemplation and meditation on the Four Immeasurables as a remedy to our negative emotions
Genuine compassion possesses four qualities or ingredients: love, compassion, joy and equanimity. Love is wishing that sentient beings posses both happiness and its causes, and is the antidote to anger and hatred. Compassion is wishing that sentient beings be free from suffering and its causes, and is the antidote to passion and attachment. Joy is wishing that sentient beings never be apart from happiness, and is the antidote to envy and jealousy. Equanimity is wishing that sentient beings be free from attachment and aversion, and is the antidote to ignorance, pride and prejudice.
These four qualities of the heart are what we try to increase and make more unlimited. When they are developed to their greatest extent, they become what are known as the four immeasurables.
Chagdud Khadro is the spiritual wife of His Eminence Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche. She met Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche in March 1978, married him in November 1979, and remained his devoted student for twenty-three years until the time of his passing. At the time of her ordination as a lama in 1997, Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche invested her as the future Spiritual Director of Chagdud Gonpa Brasil. Since Rinpoche’s Paranirvana in 2002, she has focused on maintaining the high caliber of Vajrayana training he had established. She teaches in the United States, Australia and Europe.
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Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Fee: $40. No one will be turned away for lack of funds – and work/study available. “Friends of Rigpa NYC center” discount apply.