Dharma Lecture: Why Are Our Lives So Crazy

Sunday, December 12 at 1:30 pm
Instructor: Tulku Yeshi Gyatso
Suggested Contribution: $25 Public, $20 Members

People are usually joking when they say that someone is crazy. However, according to Buddhism, “crazy” accurately describes a person caught in samsara. The Buddha’s teachings say that in samsara there is no essence, and beings are fundamentally “crazy.” This can apply especially to people who say they are Buddhist, but do not follow the Buddhist teachings. Everything which creates your three poisons is “crazy”—we think they are real, but they are not. By studying and practicing Buddha’s teachings, you will have the knowledge and understanding to recognize the discord in your life which makes you “crazy.” You can allow your “crazy” life to continue—or choose to practice the Buddha’s teachings and gain the peace of those moving closer to enlightenment.

Ven Tulku Yeshi Gyatso Rinpoche is a Dzogchen master and the reincarnation of Dzogchen Gyaltsab Thodo Rinpoche. He was recognized by H.H. Dalai Lama's Nyingmapa teacher Kyabje Trulshig Rinpoche. He received teachings from twenty-five masters representing all five schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Tulku Yeshi has written eight books, seven of which have been published, on the subject of Tibetan Buddhism and culture including A One Thousand Year History of Sakyapa. He also writes novels, poetry for mind training, provides Tibetan astrology readings, and can bestow empowerments. Currently he working on Dharma activities at Sakya Monastery in Seattle and is working on his own biography, Magic and Monk.