Are Freedom and Security Phantom Experiences?

The basics teachings of Buddha
are about understanding what we are, who we are, why we are. 

When we begin to realize what we are, who we are, why we are, 
then we begin to realize what we are not, who we are not,
 why we are not.

 We begin to realize that we don’t have basic, substantial, solid, fundamental ground that we can exert anymore.

 We begin to realize that our ideas of security and our concept of freedom have been purely phantom experiences

Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

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Zocalo Panel on the Life of Christopher Isherwood

Thursday December 9, 2010
The Hammer Museum

British writer Christopher Isherwood arrived in Los Angeles after a long, slow bus ride from New York, where he had emigrated with his friend W.H. Auden. After unforgettably chronicling the underworld of interwar Berlin, Isherwood settled into L.A. and its circle of European émigrés, writers, painters, and spiritual seekers - Aldous Huxley, Truman Capote, David Hockney, and Don Bachardy, who would become Isherwood's longtime partner after a chance meeting on Valentine's Day on the beach. Isherwood wrote for Hollywood - and unlike so many novelists, enjoyed it - translated Hindu scripture, hung out at Musso and Frank's, and captured L.A. in some of his most acclaimed works.......more from Zocalo Public Square
The Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
Parking is available under the museum. There is a $3 flat rate after 6:00 p.m.

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