The importance of seeing the disadvantages of self-centeredness and the benefits of cherishing others. More on the taking and giving meditation.
Archive | June, 2004
Inmates connect with the Triple Gem through offerings of great generosity .
The meaning and purpose of the practice of making mandala offerings, especially in the context of receiving teachings.
Good ethical discipline is the basis of (1) respect for ourselves and (2) consideration for others
Making clear aspirations and determinations about how we want to live our lives. How our habits of self-centered thinking pull us into trouble again and again.
Watching our tendency to do the opposite of what our teachers instruct, becoming willing to undergo hardships in order to practice the Dharma.
Verses covering the importance of focused study to support meditation, reliance on a teacher, working with various meditation experiences, doubt and curiosity.
Verses describing how to approach learning the Dharma, avoiding wrong views, and working with our views and opinions.
Analogy of struggles in samsara with the experience of a hunted animal. Unlike the animal, how human beings have the ability to understand and break free.
The three types of laziness, how they can hinder successful practice, and how to overcome them.