This year KBL turned out to be the best place for combining meditation with subtleties of Kagyu philosophy as presented by 3rd Karmapa. Two meditation sessions – one in the morning and one in the afternoon became the frame for our discussions of the view explaining that everything is mind. We learnt to distinguish eight conditioned consciousnesses prodicing our samsaric experience and touched the topic of five primordial consciousnesses of the Buddha. A lot of intellectual information was balanced with equal amount of meditation practice protecting us from becoming too dry and in the end we could see how both the view and meditation converge perfectly. And we didn’t need to mention joy because we had so much of it in the breaks and during the lectures! Thank you so much for having the possibility to share all that in the best company of close friends!
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