This is an excerpt of a public talk Rigdzin Shikpo gave in May 2008 in Heidelberg following the publication of his book Never Turn Away.
Rigdzin Shikpo is Dharma director of the Longchen Foundation.
The Longchen Foundation is a community of Buddhist teachers and students practicing meditation in the Mahayana Maha-Ati (Dzogchen) tradition of Buddhism.
It was established in 1975 by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, both acknowledged as accomplished masters of the Kagyu-Nyingma and Nyingma traditions respectively and as two of the great meditation masters of the 20th century. They appointed Rigdzin Shikpo as spiritual director of the Longchen Foundation and entrusted him to realise their vision for the development and spread of the teachings.
Our approach is to reveal the essence of the Tibetan teachings in a way that is genuine and authentic, and at the same time directly accessible to Westerners and Western lifestyles.
Our programmes and teachings are suitable for everyone, whether you are just starting out on the path of meditation or have been practising for many years.
All you need is the curiosity to explore your own experience with an open mind, and a desire to connect ever more fully with your world for the benefit of others.
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