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In this recorded course, we will explore the simple reality that, moment to moment, we all search, struggle, grasp, hope, fear and spin around, chasing our own tails. The question is: why do we do this to ourselves? What is the root of the persistent anxiety that creates this pain and confusion for us?

The Buddhist perspective is that our lives are workable, and that we have wisdom as our birthright. But in order to clarify the confusion, we need to explore the misconception we possess a separate, independent “self,” or ego. Trungpa Rinpoche’s early teachings on ego–and its many battles–offer simple and profound insight into this giant misunderstanding.

Through study, contemplation and meditation, we can start to loosen the grip of fixation, so that the underlying confusion can be clarified and transformed.

About the Instructors

Peter Volz started practicing Buddhist meditation while in college in 1970. He met Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1973 and worked for 25 years for the Vidyadhara in helping to bring many Buddhist teachers to the U.S. to enrich and supplement the understanding and meditation practice for the Vidyadhara’s students. For the past ten years, he has been farming vegetables in Boulder County, Colorado. After all this time, he still has a lot to learn about patience