Erric Solomon
Dharma talk — Finding our ground in the midst of chaos
1 h 13 min 35 s
Dharma talk — Finding our ground in the midst of chaos
Erric Solomon
Esprit & nature de l'esprit, Méditation
2022

Dharma talk — Finding our ground in the midst of chaos

Within each of us is a vast wellspring of love and wisdom—the natural ground of our being. All the fabulous, fantastic, disappointing and painful events that arise as we journey through life are pervaded by this loving wisdom. Our habit is to believe our thoughts and emotions are the totality of experience. But the knowing of the thoughts and emotions, that which defines sentience, is rarely ever considered.

By starting to become familiar with this natural awareness we begin to see that our basic nature is never harmed by what we live through. By getting to know that natural awareness, the basis of who we really are, we can claim our innate wisdom & love and begin to realize the full potential of this human life.

Most of us, even if we don’t have words to express it, have had a taste of the authentic ground of our being—bodhi. Yet our habit is to become snared in all the swirling thoughts, emotions, situations and drama that comprise daily life. So how can we awaken bodhi—? By bringing our practice into action, daily life is transformed from trauma and drama into a path of awakening.

About Erric

Erric Solomon worked as a Silicon Valley technology entrepreneur before becoming a Buddhist meditation teacher and completing the traditional three year Tibetan Buddhist meditation retreat. His experience as a teenager participating in the Logo Group at M.I.T.’s  Artificial Intelligence Laboratory inspired a lifelong passion to understand the mind and led him to the study of Buddhism. He has been an invited speaker leading seminars and retreats in corporate settings as well as in prisons, temples, and Buddhist centers across the US and Europe.

Erric Solomon is the co-author (with Phakchok Rinpoche) of Radically Happy: A User's Guide to the Mind.

“Erric has studied and practiced Buddhism for more than two decades, including working with nearly all the greatest masters of our time including Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, and Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche. Afterwards, he completed a traditional three-year retreat. As a result, his understanding doesn’t come merely from intellectual knowledge, but through an authentic experience that comes from years of sincere practice.”
— Tsoknyi Rinpoche​