Therapeutical bypass of Dharma
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Therapeutical bypass of Dharma

On the other extreme from spiritual bypass — using your path as an excuse for not dealing with the commonsense practicalities of money and relationships — lies therapeutical bypass. That is the idea that you need your life in order even before you think to start practicing the Dharma.

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East-West, West-East by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

It might appear futile for me to add yet another point of view to this seemingly endless debate, but long before modern civilization celebrated free speech, the Buddha stressed respect for reasoning, and emphasized that we should examine a path rather than following it blindly.

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Sandcastles: Buddhism And Global Finance

A fascinating, interdisciplinary interpretation of the volatile worlds of global finance and international trade. Featuring commentary from economist Arnoud Boot, sociologist Saskia Sassen, and Tibetan Buddhist teacher Dzongzar Khyentse Rinpoche (director of The Cup), the film applies a Buddhist analysis to the functioning of worldwide finance and trade.

Stalker (1979)

“I believe many of you here haven't watched Stalker? Or at least haven't watched it more than 20 times, like I have”. Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche - in Moscow, 2009. // Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky. With Alisa Freyndlikh, Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy, Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Nikolay Grinko. A guide leads two men through an area known as the Zone to find a room that grants wishes.

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