Monday, April 12, 2010

Part 9 - Vajrayana teaching on Relationship

This final podcast opens with Ngak’chang Rinpoche discussing ‘tralam-me’ and ends with an extended question-and-answer session covering many questions concerning romantic relationship. ( )

Part 8 - Vajrayana teaching on Relationship

This podcast opens with Ngak’chang Rinpoche continuing his presentation on the meaning of the title Khandro Pawo Nyi-da Mélong Gyüd. In this vein Rinpoche covers the process of khandro-pawo mirroring; falling in love from both the liberated and the neurotic perspective, and how this relates to each gender; sexuality without romance, and, the practice of threat and challenge.( )

Part 7 - Vajrayana teaching on Relationship

This podcast opens with a discussion of the quality of compassion as understood within the Buddhist tradition, then, continuing with his presentation of the five elements Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje discusses the elements of air and space. Next, there is a reading from Ngak’chang Rinpoche and Khandro Déchen’s commentary to the Khandro Pawo Nyi-da Mélong Gyüd – Entering the Heart of the Sun and Moon. The reading contains a description of the possible elemental interactions between romantic partners in relationship with each other according to both their liberated and distorted tendencies. For the remainder of the podcast Ngak’chang Rinpoche gives an explanation on the meaning of the title Khandro Pawo Nyi-da Mélong Gyüd.( )

Part 6 - Vajrayana teaching on Relationship

This podcast contains a presentation from senior Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje on the ‘five elements’: earth; water; fire; air and space, primarily from the perspective of the Inner Tantras. ( )

Part 5 - Vajrayana teaching on Relationship

Ngak’chang Rinpoche begins this podcast with a discussion about ‘nyams’ in the manner in which they occur throughout the yanas, and within the experience of falling in love as the nyam of khandro-pawo reflection. Next, the discussion moves on to looking at the process of falling in, and out, of love, and how that relates to spiritual practice. ( )

Part 4 - Vajrayana teaching on Relationship

Ngak’chang Rinpoche moves on from the discussion of emptiness to that of ‘non-duality’. In reference to the Khandro Pawo teachings this includes a discussion of: emptiness and form as wisdom and compassion; method display and wisdom display; the manner in which these displays function in romantic attraction; the consequences of being both gendered, and, at the same time, a dualistic being, and finally, the means by which one’s outer display becomes distorted and what can be done to alleviate that process.( )

Part 3 - Vajrayana teaching on Relationship

Ngakma Zér-mè continues her presentation of the ‘the four philosophical extremes’. Ngak’chang Rinpoche then discusses the practice of emptiness in everyday life and our perception of the world. This episode finishes with Ngak’chang Rinpoche discussing the concept of ‘the middle way’ and its relation to the four philosophical extremes. ( )

Part 2 - Vajrayana teaching on Relationship

Continuing to introduce the foundation for the Khandro-Pawo teachings, this episode contains a teaching on the principal of the ‘yanas’, or vehicles. This involves a discussion of the idea of ‘emptiness’ from both a practical and theoretical perspective; the Buddhist idea of ‘no-self’ and identity; attachment; what the ultimate object of renunciation is, and the process of referentiality. Ngakma Zer-me then gives a presentation on the ‘four philosophical extremes’: monism; dualism; nihilism and eternalism. ( )

Part 1 - Vajrayana teaching on Relationship

Ngak’chang Rinpoche begins by introducing the need for a lengthy foundation to be laid down before presenting the main body of Khandro-Pawo teachings. Rinpoche then discusses the impossibility of understanding material on non-duality from the point of view of a dualistic intellect; the problem of prioritising ‘concept-consciousness’ over the other sense-fields; the five certainties of Vajrayana teachings and also briefly introduces the notion of the artistic qualities of romantic attraction and falling in love.( )