Once the background opens up, discloses its baselessness—for baseless ultimately means “open”—then it becomes a field; and there is no measuring its depth.Lotus Mind p. 279
During this one-hour weekly class, students of Rinpoche’s Lotus Trilogy engage in contemplations and activities that help unbind and unwind the regime of mind’s production process. What is it like to settle into a home in which knowledge is integrated into our lives? As we activate wide-angle seeing, as deeper senses open up, changes in understanding and experience materially affect our conduct. If you have taken courses in the Trilogy and are looking for how to continue this study, you are welcome to join this practice. Each semester will take up one of the Lotus books: Lotus Mind in May.
Week 1 May 1 Clinging to the Light Shed by a Candle
Week 2 May 7 Ocean Mind
Week 3 May 14 Conducting and Manifesting Knowledge
Week 4 May 21 All of Us Who Can Say “I” were Fooled
Week 5 May 28 Making Friends with Our Scare-tactics
Week 6 June 18 Rhythm, Momentum, Transition
Week 7 June 25 The Jewel in the Lotus: How our Points Open
What a student will learn:
Engaging in opportunities to open meanings given, mind pronouncing, sound’s rhythms manifesting, language’s pointing-out directions, and the rule that everyone accepts.