A talk given at PUB Auditorium, Singapore.
Meditation and setting a proper motivation for listening to the teaching
Understanding the mind: Meditation and motivation (download)
What is mind in Buddhism?
- Different levels of mind
- Why is it important to understand the mind?
Understanding the mind: Part 1 (download)
How the mind creates our experiences: Part 1
Understanding the mind: Part 2a (download)
How the mind creates our experiences: Part 2
Understanding the mind: Part 2b (download)
Relating to friends, family members, boring or disagreeable people
- Seeing each living being as an unknown treasure
- Drawing out their qualities and talents like a musician brings forth a beautiful piece of music from an instrument
Understanding the mind: Part 3 (download)
The second way in which our mind creates our experiences
Understanding the mind: Part 4 (download)
Questions and answers
- How our pets help to calm our anger.
- If we’re all interdependent as the Buddha teaches, then wouldn’t we be more reactive to the people around us, getting happy when they are, and miserable when they’re miserable?
- What would your advice be to the families of the people on flight SQ 006 that had crashed recently, to help them cope with their grief?
- Where exactly is our mind located? What is the relationship between the mind and the consciousness?
- What’s the difference between the programs we find in society in general for creating positive mental attitudes and the Buddhist way of doing it?
- How do we know that Buddhism is the right way and what made you become a Buddhist?
- How can I be truly happy when others are not?
- What does no-self mean?
- How many rebirths do we have to go through and how much do we have to relinquish before attaining liberation or enlightenment?
- Do you need to become a monk or a nun in order to attain enlightenment?
Understanding the mind: Q&A (download)