Karma, Reincarnation, Seeing Through the Mind Matrix with Lama Lhanang Rinpoche, Mordy Levine | Mind Meld 357
Fri, August 11, 2023
Podchat Summary

Exploring Consciousness, Reincarnation, and the Tibetan Book of the Dead

Welcome to another enlightening episode of our podcast, where we delve into the depths of consciousness and spirituality. In this episode, we are joined by two esteemed guests, Lama Lanang Rinpoche and Morty Levine, as we embark on a fascinating discussion about various topics related to consciousness, reincarnation, and the Tibetan Book of the Dead.

The Illusion of Self

One of the central ideas in Buddhism is the concept of the self being an illusion. Our perception of ourselves is not fixed but rather relative and constantly changing. Our hosts and guests delve into the profound implications of this idea and how it can shape our understanding of reality.

Experiencing the Bardo

Through practices such as meditation, dreaming, and visionary experiences, it is possible to have glimpses of the post-death bardo or the luminous bardo while still alive. Our guests share their insights and personal experiences, shedding light on the transformative power of these practices.

The Mind as the Driver

Our self is not a fixed entity but rather a reflection of our mind and our karma. The mind plays a crucial role in shaping our experiences and perceptions. Our hosts and guests explore the profound implications of this understanding and how it can empower us to take control of our lives.

Cultivating Compassion

One powerful practice discussed in this episode is metta meditation, also known as loving-kindness meditation. By shifting our perspective from a self-centered mindset to a more compassionate and selfless one, we can cultivate a deeper sense of connection with others and the world around us.

The Influence of Karma and Consciousness

Our state of mind at the time of death and during dreams is influenced by our karma and consciousness. The episode delves into the importance of cultivating positive states of mind to ensure a peaceful death and positive experiences in the afterlife.

The Practice of Dream Yoga

Dream yoga, a practice aimed at training the mind to be aware and conscious in the dream state, is also explored in this episode. Our guests shed light on the benefits of this practice, including developing clarity and control in dreams, and its connection to the practice of lucid dreaming.

Join us for this thought-provoking episode as we delve into the depths of consciousness, exploring profound concepts and practices that can transform our understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

Original Show Notes

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Lama Lhanang Rinpoche, and Mordy Levine enter the mind meld! We muse about seeing through the illusion of self, karma, the power of compassion, reincarnation, and their new book, the Tibetan Book of the Dead For Beginners.

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Lama Lhanang Rinpoche is a teacher of Vajrayana Buddhism of the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Born in Tibet, he currently directs the Jigme Lingpa Center in San Diego.  Mordy Levine is president of the Jigme Lingpa Center and creator of the Meditation Pro Series which has taught meditation to more than 250,000 people.

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