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Lodro Rinzler 11-11-14, Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, D.C. “The Buddha Walks Into The Office”

It is wonderful to be here. I love this space (DC Shambhala).  I taught meditation to Congressman TLodro Rinzler with "The Buddha walks into the office"im Ryan and his staff earlier.   Like being in the belly of the beast. Its’ such an interesting city- a distinct flavor – what people do here. I have a friend named Adam Smiley Poswolsky who wrote book called the Quarter-Life Breakthrough. He had a decent government job, and kept getting asked “what do you do?” He got tired of it and ran off to become a writer. I think I just gave away the ending of his book. (laughter)

Even in NYC, people ask, “where are you from? What train do you take?” but then start talking about work.

I was here for the tour for my first book, and went and got drinks with people afterwards.  After writing a book called The Buddha walks into a bar…, people wanted to go to a bar with me a lot. (laughter) But when we got to the bar, everyone wanted to talk about work. Continue reading

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Shambhala Friday evening talk Jay Lippman April 27, 2012 – DC Shambhala Center

For this evening, I have been working on talk based on Sakyong Mipham’ s book Ruling Your World, which is quite an important book for the community and the teachings. It is important because Sakyong Mipham spells out the path to Enlightenment by way of Shambhala explanation. There is only one enlightenment, not Shambhala enlightenment and a Buddhist one. There is only one ultimate nature of reality, but the way we go about it is different. The understanding and approach need to be clarified. That is one reason it is a good base to talk about path to enlightenment in Shambhala. And I need to connect to weekend program on Nagarjuna. Have to figure out as I go along. (Laughter)    Questions? Please ask. Continue reading

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