Universal Peace OS 2006-04-03 mp3

© 2006 Lama Tharchin Rinpoche, © 2020 Lama Tharchin Rinpoche Heritage Foundation

Recorded at Open Secret Bookstore, San Rafael, California on April 3, 2006

Running Time: 1 hr 14 min

Available Format: 1 mp3 audio download $10 (download link will be sent automatically upon checkout)

Language: Rinpoche teaches in English.

Stream for free on SoundCloud (posted in honor of Guru Rinpoche Day, September 26, 2020).

In Spring 2006 at Open Secret Bookstore in San Rafael, California, Lama Tharchin Rinpoche taught on how the phenomenal world and its inhabitants came into being, what makes our experience of this world worse, and how we can make it better, saying:

“During this degenerate time when our mental habits are becoming grosser, our afflictive emotions are becoming more turbulent, and our outer circumstances are becoming increasingly difficult, how can we accomplish not only the noble goal of world peace but go beyond that to attain universal peace? The degeneration part is the bad news. The good news is that according to Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava’s Dzogchen Great Perfection teachings, however strong the afflictive emotions you have, that much greater wisdom you have. These are like the two sides of your hand. Which side do you want to turn up and which side do you want to turn down? We have a choice. We have a chance.” 

Photo: Lama Tharchin Rinpoche at Orgyen Dechen Cho Dzong, Na'alehu, Big Island, Hawaii

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