The benefit we receive by contemplating the kindness of our teachers, training our minds to focus on their good qualities.
Archive | February, 2007
Looking for the “I” and how the conventional “I” operates in the world. How to deal with the opinions of others and an explanation of the subtle mind.
What it means to rely on a spiritual mentor, considering the benefit a teacher brings us by teaching us the Dharma.
How our conceptions create our reality; how hanging on to a personal identity affects our relationships with ourselves and others.
In meditation, an inmate reflects on his experience of freedom and compassion for others.
The qualities to develop to be a receptive student of the Dharma.
The relationship between buddha nature and basic goodness, different ways to show compassion, and how sense experiences lead to concepts.
The importance of being open minded as a student and having respect for the teachings and the teacher.
Discussion on topics such as how afflictions develop, the meaning of clarity and awareness, describing mental states, and using the mala.
Reminiscing about the pioneering conference that brought together female Buddhist practitioners from around the world.