This talk is directed to Vipassana practitioners who wish to include in their meditations the dzogchen practice and theory. It explores ways of integrating the understanding and meditation technique of the two traditions.
According to the Dzogchen teachings, an aspect of the nature of mind is non-dual awareness. But the Theravada understanding is that these is a distinction between consciousness and it's objects. How can we reconcile these views?
Two talks in one. The first describes my faltering steps in bodhisattva. The second examines different understandings of nirvana in the Buddhist tradition and compares them to the nature of mind described by Dzogchen.
This is really 2 talks in one, the first suggests different ways to work with strong emotions in both vipassana and dzogchen styles. The second relates the qualities of mindfulness and consciousness as used in Pali Suttas to the innate awareness of rigpa.