Do you want to learn about Tibetan meditation to experience more peace, tranquility and happiness?
Then you’re going to LOVE today’s episode!
- What inspired you to write this book?
- How did your spiritual journey begin? Take us back to your childhood days?
- How did you first come across Buddhism? Where were you and what were you doing?
- How did you meet Kalu Ringpoche and what influence he has had on your life?
- Now you’re a lama right. What does the term lama denote?
- How did you receive your name? What’s the story behind that?
- What is the Tonglen meditation?
- I know it takes about an hour, but could you give us an overview of the 8 steps in this meditation?
- What does Buddhism tell us about the subtle body?
- You speak about a term called ‘Ego contraction’. What exactly is that?
- Now the goal of this practice is to liberate the heart, so what are the qualities of a liberated heart?
- Now you’ve said that people can use a version of the Tonglen meditation in everyday life, especially when they notice suffering in others but aren’t in a position to intervene physically, correct? How does that work?
- You’ve written that in this journey of self realization, we often have an awakened side and a shadow side? What is the shadow side and how do you deal with it?
- What has been the most fascinating spiritual experience you’ve had so far?
- And so much more…
Lama Palden Drolma is one of the few female Buddhist lamas in the world, and is the founder and Senior Lama of Sukhasiddhi Foundation. She completed the Tibetan Buddhist three-year retreat in the Shangpa and Kagyu lineages under the previous Kalu Rinpoche’s guidance in 1985. In 1986 she became one of the first women to be authorized as a lama in the Buddhist tradition.
In addition to Kalu Rinpoche, she has studied with many of the great Tibetan masters from all lineages.
She has a background in comparative mysticism and psychology. As a licensed psychotherapist she has done groundbreaking work in the intersection of the spiritual and psychological aspects of our humanity.
Inspirational quote: At the core of hope is a leap of faith – not that it will all come out right, but a faith that holds that what we do matters. How it will come to matter, who it will come to inspire, what positive effect it will have – is not ours to know – Rabbi David Cooper
Some wisdom from AJ:
Compassion isn’t some kind of self-improvement project or ideal that we’re trying to live up to.
Having compassion starts and ends with having compassion for all those unwanted parts of ourselves, all those imperfections that we don’t even want to look at. – Pema Chodron
This is such a powerful statement and the more you read it, you realize how true it is…
While we may have goals and standards that we’d like to reach and maintain to improve ourselves, compassion is something different..
Compassion is pointing the torch towards areas of ourselves that we have long forgotten because we’re ashamed, we have regret or we just don’t like that part of ourselves..
Whether it is how we look, what happened to us or the decisions we’ve made in the past.
Everyone has them. I do too!
And the truth is….
That those unwanted parts of our self that we’ve been ignoring and avoiding are part of us too….
And in recognizing, noticing and healing those parts, we experience a shift in our subtle body that can really transform our life…
So like we’re learning today….
Have compassion for every part of you….
even the parts that you don’t quite like or don’t want to remember.
If you’re listening to this episode, then it means that you’re an action taker.
And part of being an action taker is having the yearning, deep down, to improve, to change, to grow and transform your life…
Physical and mentally.
And with this goal in mind, you take action, seek help and support and you grow along the way…
But sometimes, you might feel like the growth is happening so slowly…
You might ask yourself…
I’ve been at this for so many months or years,
And it seems like I have nothing to show for this!
You husband or wife might be asking you….
“Well, what now? Are you still going to persist with this or just give up and do something else?”..
And people around you also might start asking you questions about the direction that you’re heading in…
I know that this can be hard.
But remember that even though change might seem to be really slow, if you’re taking action and you’re resilient, you don’t give up and you keep coming back?…
You are changing from within, and that’s the most important change you can make…
Have patience Action tribe.
And try visiting someone you haven’t met for years because they’ll tell you…
just how much you’ve changed….
Because just like Nelson Mandela put…
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
- Best piece of advice: Self love is the key to being a happier human being.
- Turn back time and spend 1 hour with anyone dead or living: Kalu Ringpoche
- Morning or evening habit: To connect with my gurus and my awakened presence.
- Book Recommendation: Rainbow Painting
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