Sunday, September 25, 2011

Events | Lecture by Tibetan Bon Lama Tempa Dukte at the Spencertown Academy

Today the Spencertown Academy hosted a lecture presented by Eight Branches Healing Arts:
The Intimate Mind: Illuminating Emotion & Transformation. Public Talk & Book signing With Tibetan Bon Lama, Tempa Dukte. The Intimate Mind is our natural potential to provide space to let everything manifest in its own way. It is the practice of Open Presence through which we can experience the miracle of each moment. However, our divided mind creates obstacles that do not allow us to abide in this experience. Tempa Lama will talk about overcoming these obstacles through a practice of gentleness and awareness.  Tempa Dukte Lama is an ordained Tibetan Bon lama. He is an artist, poet and writer, and the founder and spiritual director of Olmo Ling Tibetan Bon Center in Pittsburgh, PA. He trained in Menri Monastery, India under the guidance of H.H. 33rd Menri Trizin, the spiritual head of Bon. He teaches in the US and Europe on healing and other Bon practices, being with dying, meditation, and the path of compassionate beings.
Tempa Dukte Lama, a soft speaking Tibetan Monk, engaged the audience with his smile and kindness. These are the topics which I found most captivating:
  • Everything comes to an end. 
  • Accept impermanence of life and being here and now. 
  • Search for happiness finding your own personal meaning and needs. 
  • Embrace flexibility. 
  • There are three demons: attachment anger ignorance. 
  • To change your life change your thinking into positive. 
  • Express joy and happiness in what you do. 
  • The mind is consciousness. 
  • Be patient. 
An uplifting lecture, greatly needed after the sad and unsettling event of the past week.