Sunday, February 7, 2016

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo: "What I can do for a better world"

I first came across Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo in 1999 when I read a book by Vicki Mackenzie about her life and her calling to meditate in seclusion for 12 years. The book "Cave In The Snow" makes inspirational reading. The wisdom from Tenzin Palmo since those times informs us that our path doesn't require us to go to this extreme seclusion to make spiritual progress. Our progress begins where we are, right now.... and the content and context that is on our doorstep at this moment is the substance of our individual path. Over the years I have read and re-read three other very wise and helpful books by Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo:

'Three Teachings'
'Into The Heart of Life'
'Reflections On A Mountain Lake'

Today I finished re-reading her book 'Three Teachings' and as it is often the way when listening again to a piece of music, or re-reading a poem or book I have discovered again new richness.

There are a lot of utube videos of Tenzin Palmo. In these troubled times I have chosen this one, which is quite long but worth viewing for her repetition of the great wisdom (That is inherent in all the great religious traditons) regarding the links between Suffering and Compassion.

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