Sogyal Rinpoche - Turning Suffering and Happiness Into Enlightenment (MP3 96)
Transforming Problems into Happiness - Buddhist Mind Training Course
In this compilation of teachings, Sogyal Rinpoche introduces and essentialises Dodrupchen Jikme Tenpé Nyima's Kyiduk Lamkhyer, or Turning Suffering and Happiness into Enlightenment, heart-advice that brings together "a hundred different crucial instructions into one single point."
One of the mind's most marvelous qualities is that it can be transformed. Turning Suffering and Happiness into Enlightenment shows how we can purify our conditioned mind, and gain independence and freedom from it. We effect change within ourselves by working with our attitude. If we can conquer our perceptions, then everything we perceive and everything that appears will be a cause for happiness. A true practitioner sees suffering as something that inspires renunciation and as a joyful opportunity for the purification of negative karma. Such a practitioner would welcome happiness with gratitude, and recognize it as a wonderful opportunity for investing in the positive actions of generosity, discipline, patience, diligence, meditation and wisdom.
The following material is used in the Rigpa Study and Practice Program, 'The Heart of Compassion - Part One': Turning Suffering and Happiness Into Enlightenment. These teachings are divided by session and follow the root text.
This compilation will be a great asset to anyone wanting to do an in-depth study of these teachings.
Sessions 1-3: 1 hour 50 minutes
Session 1 - Introduction
1.2 The Title;
1.3 The Homage.
Session 2 - Introduction
2.1 Statement of Intent;
2.2 Relative and Absolute.
Session 3 - How to Use Suffering as the Path-1
3.1 How to Use Suffering as the Path-1.
Sessions 4-7: 1 hr 52 minutes
Session 4 - How to Use Suffering as the Path-2
4.1 How to Use Suffering as the Path-2.
Session 5 - How to Use Suffering as the Path-3
5.1 "Cultivate an attitude of being joyful";
5.2 "Whatever suffering comes up";
5.3 Training in Renunciation;
5.4 Training in Taking Refuge.
Session 6 - How to Use Suffering as the Path-4
6.1 Removing Arrogance;
6.2 Purifying Harmful and Negative Emotions;
6.3 Finding Joy in Positive Actions;
6.4 Training in Compassion;
6.5 Meditation on Others Being More Dear than Oneself.
Session 7- How to use Suffering as the Path-5
7.1 "It is extremely difficult";
7.2 "With this, suffering and difficulties can become";
7.3 "In the breaks between sessions";
7.4 "When you first begin this training".
Sessions 8-10: 1 hr 43 minutes
Session 8 - How to Use Happiness as the Path.