It was a splendid weekend here in Halifax. Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche spoke to a crowd of 550 on the bardos of experience and how to “transcend the madness” of it all, as Chogyam Trungpa liked to say.
To preview the event for the local Chronicle Herald, reporter Jon Tattrie spoke earlier by phone with Rinpoche and dove straight into the bardo message, giving all of Nova Scotia a thin but deep slice of vajrayana view. Here’s a snip, or read the full story here:
Wandering through the market in Marrakech, Morocco, long after the sun has set, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche says taking reality as real will drive you mad. Speaking over a crackling line to his cellphone, the Buddhist lama, filmmaker and author describes our ordinary lives as a “big sleep” — we get scared by what we dream up.
“Reality is not what we think it is,” he explains … “We have to transcend it.” Continued