Falling in love with the Phenomenal Universe

Experience of the Arts in Romantic Relationship and Being in Love with the Phenomenal Universe

Non-residential weekend with Ngak´chang Rinpoche and Khandro Déchen

4th to 5th of December, 2020.
Friday 18.00-21.00
Saturday 10.00-19.00
Helsinki Zen Center
Kalevankatu 4, second floor
Helsinki, Finland

Ngak'chang Rinpoche and Khandro Déchen will teach on the Vajrayana view of the Arts and Romantic relationship.

Buddhism is often discussed in terms of philosophy or psychology, but Vajrayana Buddhism can best be experienced through the Arts — all the Arts. Artistic creativity is a natural response to life, a communicative dance between the senses and the sense-fields that constitutes the heart of Vajrayana practice.

Ngak'chang Rinpoche and Khandro Déchen will reveal the Nyida Mélong teachings on the intrinsically enlightened nature of romance.

These teachings concern the subtle interpersonal dynamics which are the innate glory of our being as women and men. ‘Nyida Mélong’ means ‘the mutual reflection of Sun and Moon’ – these being symbols of the genders. In relationship, we reflect each other’s innermost nature. We see each other and are seen by each other as no one else can. These reflections may be distorted and horrifying, or clear and invigorating, according to the nature of how we perceive.

The paradox and passion of romantic love provide unmatched opportunities for both neurotic misery and ecstatic enlightenment. The Nyida Mélong illuminates: the problems we often encounter within relationships; the reasons we may lack fulfilment, while also failing to meet our partner’s emotional needs; and the ways romance may degenerate into clinging, cruelty, and indifference. The Nyida Mélong also reveals: romantic love as the nearest analogy for enlightenment we can find in everyday life; emptiness and enjoyment as bases for romantic relationship; the practice of taking one’s lover as a divine teacher; and the practical possibility of continuing the delicious initial rush of falling in love, in perpetuity.

“To fall in love is to taste the energy of existence and non-existence. To fall in love is to go beyond the boundaries that we set up for ourselves. To experience the real meaning of a loving relationship, is to live with impeccable verve in the sheer vividness of each moment.”

Ngak’chang Rinpoche

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Friday 30/20 euros
Saturday 60/40 euros

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