The Bardo Song of Reminding Oneself- with Erik Pema Kunsang

Sunday 14 January 7:00 pm AEDT (Sydney, Australia UTC +11) (note time change)

Guest speaker Erik Pema Kunsang presents the Bardo Song of Reminding Oneself.

For centuries, meditators have been using songs to remind themselves of very important key points. This song is about life and death. It’s especially about how to use every situation and every experience to improve and liberate our minds: your normal everyday life, dream and deep sleep, the states of mind during meditation, the process of consciousness separating from the body, being face to face with unstructured reality as completely naked consciousness, and finally the process of seeking and choosing the best place of reincarnation, reconnecting with a body for rebirth. The seven verses deal with situations that we meet as human beings. This is true whether we are spiritual, religious, atheists or freethinkers. – Erik Pema Kunsang
To join the live presentation on Sunday 14th January 7.00 pm AEDT (Sydney, Australia UTC+11)  (Note time change)
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Erik Pema Kunsang, the renowned translator and dharma teacher, has been awarded the Khyentse Foundation Fellowship—the highest honor that the foundation grants an individual. A prolific translator, Erik has put together numerous dharma books. Notable examples include The Light of Wisdom, volumes 1 to 5, by Padmasambhava and Jamgön Kongtrül; Blazing Splendor: The Memoirs of Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche; and Mirror of Mindfulness, a commentary on the bardo states by Tsele Natsok Rangdröl. We are grateful for his invaluable translation of these precious dharma texts and for his other contributions to the field, such as his editorial work for 84000 and lately, mentoring the translators for Khyentse Vision Project. The foundation is overjoyed to nominate Erik as the 2022 Khyentse Fellow.

When we asked Rinpoche to say something about the Erik he knows, he responded with a touching reply:

“From the time I was a teenager trying to learn Danish from him, I have known this man and occasionally even observed him. In all that time, I have noticed that he was not going astray. He went from one great master to another, each one of whom was the Buddha in person. During all this time, this man has not wasted his time but instead gained profound Buddhist knowledge and subsequently became a great translator. But all that does not really move me. What moves me most is that, in my humble opinion, he has become a genuine dharma practitioner. And that is very rare today, even among Tibetans. I don’t say this lightly and had to think really hard before saying it. So, coming from someone like me with a mountainlike ego and pride, I hope people will take a bit seriously my deep appreciation for Erik Pema Kunsang.” — Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, May 2022, Bir, India

The above text and photo was included in the KF News August 2022


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14 January 2024

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