We are thrilled to welcome to Northshire Live beloved Buddhist teacher and author Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche to present his new book, PEACEFUL HEART: The Buddhist Practice of Patience, an introductory guide to cultivating patience and opening your heart to difficult circumstances, with Sasha Dorje Meyerowitz, Executive Vice President of Mangala Shri Bhuti.
In the Buddhist tradition, “patience” is our mind’s ability to work positively with anything that bothers us—a vast spectrum of particulars that all boil down to not getting what we want or getting what we don’t want. In fluid, accessible language, Dzigar Kongtrul expands on teachings by the ancient sage Shantideva that contain numerous powerful and surprising methods for preventing our minds from becoming consumed by what bothers us—especially in anger. The result of practicing patience is a state of mind where we can feel at home in every situation and be fully available to love and care for others. Patience is the lifeblood of a peaceful heart.
Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche grew up in a monastic environment and received extensive training in all aspects of Buddhist doctrine. In 1989, he moved to the United States with his family, and in 1990, he began a five-year tenure as a professor of Buddhist philosophy at Naropa University. He also founded Mangala Shri Bhuti, his own teaching organization, during this period. He has established a mountain retreat center, Longchen Jigme Samten Ling, in southern Colorado. Rinpoche travels throughout the world teaching.Facebook: @dzigarkongtrul Twitter: @dzigarkongtrul Instagram: @dzigarkongtrul
Sasha Dorje Meyerowitz has been a student of Kongtrul Rinpoche since 1997. He has had the honor of serving on the administration of Mangala Shri Bhuti since 2000, most recently as Executive Vice President. He is the Chief Operating Officer of Narativ, Inc, a storytelling company. He lives in New York City with his wife and son, and has a home in Crestone, Colorado, close to Mangala Shri Bhuti’s retreat center, Samten Ling, and the Sangdo Palri Temple of Wisdom and Compassion.
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