Jul 06

Kalu Rinpoche | Wisdom Dharma Chat – with your own pace (Q&A9)

Host: And so Rinpoche, these practices are very experiential practices rather than analytical, is that one of the point you are making, that we need to practice in a way that we can actually experience these things rather than just be thinking about it and more fabrication of the mind, if that’s true then how do we go about doing that ?

Kalu Rinpoche: Like you have mentioned, it is less to do with the analytical understanding but it still requires a little bit of analytical understanding, not to the point where you have to debate with others.

But if you really want to go into the path, this Niguma’s path of “illusory body and mind” and practice and so on, I think the first foundation is, like any other Buddhist practitioner, seeing all the teachings of the different tradition as the origin of the Dharma, universal truth. And having that mindset is very important, intention is very important, pure intention is very important.

The more pure intention you have, the faster you accelerate in your Dharma practice. The more mixture of intention you have and then the more deception you have in your spiritual path and more disappointments.

And so therefore, having a very pure intention with a great compassionate mind is very important. And if you wish to do this “illusory body and mind” you can do it as a part of the morning meditation timespan or you do one week retreat just for the “illusory body and mind” practice.

Like an example, Wisdom Publications has published “illusory body and mind” training and academy online course. And like an example, you listen to it, you read that and then you practice that and then with your own pace, with the slow pace, meditate, reflect, meditate and reflect. I’m sure there will be some progress, and result.


Wisdom Dharma Chat | Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche – April 2024 (25′ 40”)
During this Wisdom Dharma Chat host Daniel Aitken and Rinpoche discuss his Wisdom Academy course Illusory Body and Mind, along with his new and upcoming Wisdom Academy course on Niguma’s dream yoga, and much more.