Meu direcionamento atual e as inteligências com as quais tento trabalhar hoje só foram possíveis pelos ensinamentos, bondade e paciência de meu professor Lama Padma Samten, que abriu o caminho para as práticas de estabilidade, sabedoria e compaixão dos budas e bodisatvas.

Agradeço também todas as linhagens que mantém viva e disponível a possibilidade da iluminação completa. E especialmente os professores e professoras do Dharma que tive a sorte de encontrar presencialmente: Lama Alan Wallace, Mingyur Rinpoche, Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, Phakchok Rinpoche, Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Matthieu Ricard, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche, Lama Tsering, Chagdud Khadro e Sua Santidade o Dalai Lama.

Pela formação de três anos, me capacitando a oferecer intensivos de TaKeTiNa no Brasil, agradeço Reinhard Flatischler (criador do método) e Cornelia Jecklin.

Agradeço imensamente também o apoio de minha parceira Isabella Ianelli, de Jeanne Pilli, Denise Barranco, Inez Campos, Stela Santin, Marcia Baja, Henrique Lemes, Marcelo Nicolodi, Mariana Aurélio, Eduardo Pinheiro, todos os praticantes ligados ao CEBB e também de outras sangas, de Eduardo Amuri, Fábio Rodrigues, Polliana Zocche, Guilherme Valadares, Felipe Ramos, de Bruno Ribeiro, Vanessa Krauskopf, Pati Passoni, Ian Black, Jeanne Callegari, Ana Thomaz, Mary Kogen, Lu Horta, Fernando Barba, Malu Maia, Jairo Viviani, de minha irmã Claudia, de meu irmão Alexandre Junior, de meu primo Bruno, de minha tia Benê, de meus pais Alexandre e Maria José, de meus avós, das várias pessoas que se alegram com minha vida e das incontáveis outras que já me ajudaram de algum modo sem saber.

Pema Chödrön: sabedoria cortante


Two Activities: One at the Beginning, One at the End
Pema Chodron

At the beginning of your day when you wake up, express your aspiration: “May I practice the three difficulties. May I see what I do. When it happens, may I do something different, and may that be a way of life for me.” At the beginning of your day, using your own language, you could encourage yourself to keep your heart open, to remain curious no matter how difficult things get.

Then at the end of the day when you’re just about to go to sleep, review the day. Rather than using what happened as ammunition for feeling bad about yourself, about how the whole day went by and you never once remembered what you had aspired to do in the morning, you can simply use it as an opportunity to get to know yourself better and to see all the funny ways in which you trick yourself, all the ways in which you’re so good at zoning out and shutting down.

If you feel like you don’t want to practice the three difficulties anymore because it’s like setting yourself up for failure, generate a kind heart toward yourself. Reflecting over just one day’s activities can be painful, but you may end up respecting yourself more, because you see that a lot happened; you weren’t just one way. As Carl Jung said at the end of his life, “I am astonished, disappointed, pleased with myself. I am distressed, depressed, rapturous. I am all these things at once and cannot add up the sum.”

From Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living by Pema Chodron, Copyright 1994, Shambhala Publications.Published by arrangement with Shambhala Publications, Inc., Boston.

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