Joyous effort and concentration

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Part of a series of teachings on Essence of Refined Gold by the Third Dalai Lama, Gyalwa Sonam Gyatso. The text is a commentary on Songs of Experience by Lama Tsongkhapa.

Far-reaching practices

  • Joyous effort
    • Shantideva’s four qualities for counteracting laziness and developing joyous effort
    • Lamrim meditations that can make the mind joyful
  • Meditative stabilization
    • Techniques to counteract tiredness and distraction during meditation

Essence of Refined Gold 47 (download)

Questions and answers

  • The boxes others have placed us in
  • Another person’s labels are sometimes difficult to overcome
  • The Pali canon, the Buddha, and the jhanas
  • Keeping precepts and ethical discipline and developing concentration

Essence of Refined Gold 47: Q&A (download)

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