Sketchnotes: Thupten Jinpa’s Embodied Knowledge
The flow of Geshe Thupten Jinpa’s thoughts is an exercise in listening. He is articulate, his words intentional; he is soft-spoken, his ideas rich in their complexity. To trace the stream of of this former monastic’s life and thought is a discipline in itself. To sketchnote Krista’s conversation with the Dalai Lama’s principal English translator requires many of the same qualities that Mr. Jinpa embodies: attention, compassion, focus, humility, action. No small feat.
Doug Neill picks up on the visual metaphor of reincarnation being like a “stream that Buddhists would argue gets carried over from life after life.” He gives you a visual path to understanding Mr. Jinpa’s statement that meditation is not simply “someone sitting quietly, emptying their mind.”
I’d ask you to have these sketchnotes open while you listen to this show. Print it out, if you like, and follow along. Then let us know how you found these sketchnotes helpful, what you picked up on because of them. And, tell us what ideas or phrases you were surprised not to see included in these visual notes.