The Journey Begins

"I would rather let go of any identification of my own existence and become a part of others, completely dedicated to their benefit."
-- His Holiness the Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje

The Journey Begins

In Seattle, Karmapa teaches on a new short text he wrote for a traditional practice of the Buddhist path, as well as a poem he composed. The talks he gave at Paramount Theatre include:

> The Four Preliminary Practices
> Dharma of Avalokiteshsvara
> An Aspiration for the World

In the two talks on the Preliminary Practices, His Holiness speaks with insights and compassion on taking refuge, finding a qualified teacher and developing great compassion that removes the boundaries between self and others. He also shares the personal side of Dharma of Avalokiteshvara. And on the Aspiration for the World, Karmapa discusses how we can perform a beneficial part in this theater called the world, and our dependence on each other.

The bonus features include:

> Q&A with Karmapa
> "Aspiration for the World" performed by Tyler Dewar and Chris Stagg
> Remarks by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche and Lama Palden Drolma.

Running Time: 112 minutes + bonus

This DVD is included in the 3-Set box titled "Wisdom of Enlightened Mind" together with "Awakening the Heart" and "Healing the World".