Kamalashila Revisited

Great weekend spent on Buddhist teachings. Here we are recording Rinpoche’s talk on the 8th Century pandit, Kamalashila, and his teachings on the stages of meditation. This took place at the Hunneman Hall of the Brookline Public Library on Saturday. The following day, we held a full day meditation workshop on the basics of Shamatha and Vipashyana meditation techniques in Arlington. Hopefully, when I get the basic audio files cleaned up, we can post them on Rinpoche’s teachings website.

By the way, if you are interested in Kamalashila and the debate about “sudden enlightenment” vs. “gradual enlightenment” you may be amused by this dialogue between my original Ch’an Teacher, Master Sheng-yen and the 14th Dalai Lama, which took place at Roseland, New York in 1998.

the mahapandita, Kamalashila