Last Night I went to the Urangan Community Centre to listen to Lama Choedak Rinpoche a Tibetan Meditation Master talk on “How to bring about Positive Change”.
What an absolutely enlightening evening, with plenty of laughs at how disillusioned we are from a very engaging, intelligent, wise, positive & amusing speaker.
I was even laughing pretty hard at myself about some of things I have let consume me!
I also had the pleasure of meeting Choeying Dolma a Buddhist nun living in Hervey Bay. Well I didn’t even know there were Buddhist nuns; I assumed only monks let alone one right here in town! (How disillusioned of me!)
The Lama really switched back on a light bulb for me reinforcing personal self growth traits and goals I had been working on for enlightenment. Some of the key notes I enjoyed and will reflect upon were…
•1. We must accept changes that are happening, everything is IMPERMANENT!
•2. We refuse to think different & change our own opinions creating our own difficulties & suffering!
•3. People blame god or someone immediate in their lives, never themselves for their own views!
•4. All suffering stems from selfishness!
•5. People’s senses are deceived by their own afflictions!
•6. People believe the perceptive truth as the ultimate truth!
•7. People make themselves suffer without realising they are the cause!
•8. People justify their wrong by blaming others!
•9. Positive change is to examine what the 5 senses are bringing in with your 6th sense.
•10. People magnify small issues that you can’t see the good things your loved ones do!
•11. We want to believe that our suffering is caused by someone else & we want others to believe that we are the victim.
•12. Some people see poison as medicine and others medicine as poison!
•13. Buddhists practice meditation to air deceptive truth.
•14. We must have our senses to be sensible. Sensibility comes when you are focused.
•15. Afflictions obscure your mind & make you see non existing things & make you believe they are real.
•16. Whatever you attach to are causes of suffering even your success.
•17. No success is ultimate cause of happiness.
•18. Positive change has to have a beneficial outcome.
•19. Treasure time & energy while you have them.
•20. Don’t worry about what didn’t go well, it’s too late & you’re wasting time now.
•21. Our past is only a memory, why remember bad things not the fantastic things!
•22. Talk less about your delusions & more about the greatness others do for you!
•23. People have a lack of the present, accept where you are now!
•24. Look with eyes of kindness, compassion & wisdom.
•25. Are you getting what you want or getting what you need?
•26. If you let something go your hands are free to receive good!
•27. Your relationship with yourself is most important.
•28. Buddha said, “Be your own master, not seek one from outside”.
•29. Most importantly, everything is IMPERMANENT!
For more information on the Padma Buddhist Centre at Point Vernon in Hervey Bay, Please contact Peter: 07 4124 2980 firstname.lastname@example.org or Choeying Dolma: email@example.com
Find out more about the Lama here.