Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Insightful Interview with HH Karmapa



His Holiness the Karmapa talks about how he was discovered to be the reincarnation of a revered figure in Tibetan Buddhism. In telling his story, he urges us to work on not just technology and design, but the technology and design of the heart. He is translated onstage by Tyler Dewar.

Thanks to ted.com for hosting this and so many other discussions, and to my good friend Tim for sharing this particular one with me.

HH Karmapa is one of the most incredible spiritual teachers of our age - even though he is still so young.
I had the incredible good fortune to meet him at his home in 2008 and blogged about it here at that time.

He blew me away and since the personal interview occurred on my last day in India for that trip, i always remember the profound experience that day as something which had created a thorough 'shift' in my own spiritual path thereafter.
I recall travelling non-stop, the next day, from Dharamsala to Delhi in a small plane, then from Delhi to Bangkok, and from Bangkok to Phuket ...  I had no jet-lag whatsoever and quite literally felt like i had been floating on air!

my mind and heart continued to open at an accelerated rate from then on
for that - and for so much more - i am eternally grateful

i have shared this little story for the benefit of all beings

b