“Transforming Felicity & Adversity into the Spiritual Path”
In times like these—a comment that could be made at any time in human history—it is imperative for those seeking to enrich their lives through spiritual practice to learn how to transform both good fortune and misfortune into the spiritual path. We all know it is relatively easy to practice when our life circumstances are calm and relatively trouble-free, but in those times it is also easy to procrastinate, as we let time slip by in little tasks and enjoyments. When things get rough, it is hard to focus on spiritual practice, for our attention gets riveted on just getting through these hard times. In this retreat, we will study and practice a classic Tibetan Buddhist text called “Transforming Felicity & Adversity into the Spiritual Path” composed by the eminent Dzogchen master, the Third Dodrupchen Rinpoche (1865-1926). Applying the wisdom he offers, we will devote this workshop to Dharma talks, discussion, and meditation that are designed, like an alchemical elixir, to transmute all experiences into spiritual transformation and realization.