Taming the monkey mind

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

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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