Rebirth: A difficult point for Westerners

Teachings at Tse Chen Ling Center, San Francisco, California, USA.

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  • The Buddhist world view

    • Buddhist view of beginningless time, the continuity of mind and body, past and future lives
    • Examples, incidents for thinking about rebirth
    • How understanding rebirth can benefit Dharma practice

    Rebirth 01 (download)

    Questions and answers

    • Are there rebirths in other universes?
    • Could you explain the term adventitious in terms of disturbing attitudes?
    • It seems like we benefit from others’ unfortunate rebirth in lower realms. Do we benefit from their suffering?
    • Can you talk about samsara and nirvana? Are they dualistic?
    • How can you become friendly and not be overwhelmed by others?
    • How can I share space with others in a constructive way? How can I heal anger?
    • What does emptiness mean when everything seems so concrete?

    Rebirth 02 (download)

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