Nature of Mind

Retreat with Tsoknyi Rinpoche
August 2013

On this page, you’ll find recordings from the retreat, and questions for contemplation.
- Please do not share this with anyone who was not at the retreat itself -

Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s Friday night open talk talk is - Here
Rinpoche’s Saturday morning open teaching is - Here

Rinpoche’s Saturday afternoon teaching on the nature of mind is
#5 - Sat. pm - Nature of Mind teachings.mp3
#5 - Sat. pm - Nature of Mind teachings.mp3

Questions for contemplation and discussion:

What is meant by ‘empty cognizance’?
What is the meaning of the word ‘Rigpa’
What are three main divisions of consciousness?
        - rough level
        - subtle level
        - extremely subtle level
What is meant by empty essence, clear nature and unobstructed capacity?
What is meant by ‘meditation’?
What is meant by effortless mindfulness?
What are the four qualities that arise from this view and meditation?
            (hint – the first is ‘liberation’).
How does devotion develop from practice? What is the logical progression?
How does this result in no longer feeling lonely?
What are the 3 requirements needed to recognize intrinsic awareness – rigpa?

Rinpoche’s Sunday morning teaching on the nature of mind is - Here

What are the 4 stages of recognizing Rigpa?
How do these differ between the tradition of Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche and Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche?
What are the ‘Four Motionlessnesses’?

Rinpoche’s second part the Sunday morning teaching is - Here

What is the role of mindfulness, or vigilance?
How do we check to see whether, or not, we’re experience rigpa?
What is the meaning of ‘meditative mood’, or ‘temporary experience’?
What did Rinpoche ask us to practice beyond the meditation practice itself?