Genuine Heart of Sadness

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DATE:
Sunday 14 March 2021 (10:00 -11:45)
LOCATION:
17 Lower Redland Road, Redland
TEACHER_MALE : David Hope
COORDINATOR_FEMALE : Irene Cleghorn
CONTACT : Irene Cleghorn
Price 1 : £10
One of the recurring themes of the Shambhala teachings is 'the genuine heart of sadness'. It refers to the soft, sensitive, yet indestructible core of our being that makes us truly human.

One of the recurring themes of the Shambhala teachings is 'the genuine heart of sadness'.  It refers to the soft, sensitive, yet indestructible core of our being that makes us truly human.  It is the big heart of goodness that every human being possesses whether aware of its presence or not.

Why is it linked to sadness?   From a conventional viewpoint sadness is usually seen as a negative state of mind, but Chögyam Trungpa, the founder of Shambhala, valued its ability to open our awareness to the tender vulnerable side of our nature, cutting through the hard shell of ego that blocks our kindness and compassion.

This talk will be from one of the most experienced Shambhala teachers in the U.K.  David Hope is one of the founder members of the London Shambhala Centre and we look forward to a presentation which will offer a gentleness of manner together with a depth of understanding.