“Tantra is the hot blood of spiritual practice. It smashes the taboo against unreasonable happiness; a thunderbolt path, swift, joyful, and fierce. There is no authentic Tantra without profound commitment, discipline, courage, and a sense of wild, foolhardy, fearless abandon.” – Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Greetings everyone! So good to see you again. Hope you’ve been well!
Last spring I released a note about the change of title of these events. In that I included the following notes…Your reality will consist of what you bring into it:
Many people think of karma as fate, or determinism. But, really, karma is creative. It is unbounded. The common interpretation is when someone has something bad happen to them, we call it “bad karma.” But this interpretation of karma is misunderstood. We typically see karma as an uncontrollable factor in our lives. But, the literal translation of karma is “action” – human action. It does not control us. In fact, we control it. When we utilize action (even non-action is a form of action), we are influencing karma. When we are compassionate and friendly to others it’s because we want the same treatment in return. The reason to be compassionate should not be in anticipation of receiving it in return, but because it’s the right thing to do. Invite into your life what you want to share with others; we are all connected. If any one of us suffers, all the rest of us suffer. Everything you create in your life, every intention, thought, and action, will shape the rest of your creations. In every moment there is rebirth, in every moment there is death. We are always changing. But we are in control of that change. We can be whatever it is we want to be. Be creative with the way you live your life. Be aware of every moment, every thought. Be the witness, but also be the creator. So, the group is called “Creativity; Karma” because I want us to have a forum where we can explore ourselves, our ideas and our beliefs freely and openly, so we can expand our idea of what we want to bring into our lives, and share with others our thoughts without being put down. Since I believe that there is no such thing as teaching, we will experience mutual learning. I learn just as much from each of you as I may share with you. Let’s share some creative karma!
For now I’ll only be doing one event a week, but this is bound to change. I’m hoping to do the Chinese medicine discussions at Peaceful Dragon later in the year. Keep your eyes open for any changes!
All events start October 1, 2013.
☯Creativity, Tuesdays 7pmSLT
This is a new discussion on Eastern concepts, topic likely to change every few weeks. We’ll start with a bit of yoga while we discuss the ideas of Tantra. Join me to stir the Kundalini (Shakti) energy!
All intro notes will be posted to the blog for further discussion:
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Love to everyone! Namaste, Om Shanti, Sat nam! ☯