Taming the monkey mind

A talk given at Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Singapore on November 7, 2002

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  • Our monkey mind

    • Why the image of the mind is like a monkey
    • Taming the mind through recognizing it, not making excuses, or rationalization

    TMM 01 (download)

    Spiritual practice

    • The faults of day-dreaming
    • What constitutes real Dharma practice
    • Countering doubts in our practice

    TMM 02 (download)

    Questions and answers

    • Whether sadhanas reinforce fantasy
    • Pressure from commitments after taking initiation
    • Doing commitments with joy
    • The difference between religion and philosophy

    TMM 03 (download)

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