Venerable Chonyi reflects on trip she made to Vajrapani retreat center in California, where she attended a set of teachings with Jangtse Choje Lobsang Tenzin. She talks about the causes and conditions required for this to happen, and how such a diverse group of practitioners reflect the flourishing of Dharma in the west.
The Heart Spoon is an interesting analogy. I don’t know if its a Tibetan cultural thing, but they have a spoon that is shaped a specific way that it can be used to scoop fruit, in order to get the best parts, its essence. In the same way, the poem The Heart Spoon by Pabongka Rinpoche is meant to help us extract the essence of this life. Continue reading