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How the Mind Works – Part Two


In this session, you will be viewing a lightly edited video recording of a public talk given by Gelek Rimpoche at the Jewel Heart Chicago Center on Friday, April 18, 2014.

In Part Two of How the Mind Works, Gelek Rimpoche opens with reflections on the role mind plays in our desire to become a little gentler, kinder and more caring person. He also reminds us that, while individuals, we are all interrelated, and all of our efforts extend beyond us, confirming the importance of doing the work.

Taking that further, Rimpoche raises the goal of buddhahood, saying there is no selfish, narcissistic buddha and that it’s up to us to do the work if we are going to achieve enlightenment! This is what our mind can accomplish and our efforts will make a difference for everyone.

Before moving on to a very engaging Q & A, Rimpoche closes by reminding us that mind continues, it does not end. He tells us that what is perishable comes to an end but there is a very subtle continuation – proposing “It’s almost like saying, ‘All souls are good old souls’.”

This session is approximately 40 minutes in length.

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