Rinpoche in Serbia, June 2018

Rinpoche in Serbia, June 2018

Is It Possible to Live in the Present Moment?

While in Serbia in June, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche gave a talk titled, "Is It Possible to Live in the Present Moment?".  Also during his visit, Rinpoche gave an interview discussing the interplay between personal and national identity, loneliness and the importance of having fun.

Links to the talk are immediately below. For links to Rinpoche's interview, scroll down to the bottom of this page.

Is it possible to live in the present moment?

Belgrade, Serbia, June 18, 2018

“Enjoy[ing] life with paradoxes … is probably the gift of Buddhism. The whole notion of enlightenment or freedom is just an illusion but it's a necessary illusion.”

In this introductory talk, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche provides a rich survey of Buddhist teachings on karma, suffering, impermanence, the six realms, mind training and bodhicitta. Rinpoche also emphasizes what Buddhism is not: a reliable set of dogma and techniques that can be applied the same way in all situations and contexts. The gift of Buddhism is that it accommodates the many paradoxes of our existence. What we think we see is, like a rainbow, unreliable and fleeting and like a dream. But while unreal, our samsaric dream is something we may want to awaken from. For that, the Buddhist path offers many methods.

 

Youtube Link

Vimeo 

https://player.vimeo.com/video/293955806

Audio 

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INTERVIEW

Belgrade, Serbia, June 19, 2018

In this wide-ranging interview, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche discusses the interplay between personal and national identity, loneliness and the importance of having fun.

Youtube Link

Vimeo 

https://player.vimeo.com/video/295278204

Audio