The Five Wisdoms II: Working with Difficult Emotions
Exploring the Five Buddha Families and working with difficult emotions
In the second series of the Five Wisdoms, Lama Döndrup continues an exploration of the fundamental premise of Vajrayana/Tibetan Buddhism which teaches each of us that we are primordially pure and that we innately possess all the wisdom and compassion of an awakened being.
Because we do not yet recognize this, we experience the energy of these awakened qualities in an obscured way. Rather than experiencing wisdom, we experience difficult emotions as we are tossed about by the challenges in our life.
The teaching of the Five Wisdoms is a way for us to understand our potential and recognize the wisdom that lies dormant within each emotion. We learn that when we liberate the contracted energy of emotions, we experience boundless clarity, spaciousness, equanimity, discernment, and capacity to act.
Lama Döndrup is the Resident Lama of Sukhasiddhi Foundation overseeing the curriculum and offerings at Sukhasiddhi in collaboration with the lamas and dharma leaders on the teachers council. She has practiced and studied in the Buddhist tradition for over twenty five years. After five years of Theravadin Buddhist training, she immersed herself in the teachings and practices of the Shangpa and Kagyu Vajrayana lineages. In 2005, she completed a traditional three-year retreat and was authorized as a lama. Upon her return to Marin County, she began teaching classes and leading meditations at Sukhasiddhi Foundation, and in 2020 was authorized by Lama Palden Drolma as Resident Lama. Lama Döndrup is honored to guide students through all stages of the spiritual journey; helping them to feel confident in their own understanding of practices and teachings; and supporting the natural unfolding of their innate wisdom and compassion. In addition to her Buddhist training, Lama Döndrup trained in the Diamond Approach for seven years and has a Masters of Fine Arts degree in piano performance.
StartPart 1: Overview of the Five Wisdoms (75:19)
StartPart 2: The Wisdom of Discernment (88:43)
StartPart 3: The Wisdom of Discernment continued (73:54)
StartPart 4: The Wisdom of All-Accomplishing Activity (78:52)
StartPart 5: The Wisdom of All-Accomplishing Activity continued (73:10)
StartPart 6: Integrating the Five Wisdoms (102:46)