A continuation of the nine-point death meditation, considering how our time of death is indefinite, that we cannot choose when we will die.
Archive | June, 2009
Beginning to discuss the nine-point death meditation. How thinking about death is important and how it helps us to set our priorities.
Having the desire to be of benefit to all sentient beings through thought, speech, and actions will bring happiness.
The importance of the meditation on death and impermanence, how it helps us to re-prioritize our lives and consider what is most meaningful.
How the body and the mind have distinct continuities and what makes up the mind, habits versus karma, and conceptual consciousness versus direct perception.
Transforming our bodies into the basis for sustaining all beings and the basis for them to attain full enlightenment.
How our worldview is based on a solid idea of self. Our life can change dramatically when we examine the Buddhist worldview.
At a conference around the birthday of Bhikshuni Wu Yin, the necessary actions for encouragement of women as an equal part of the Sangha were discussed.
The four immeasurables (love, compassion, joy, equanimity) as antidotes to negative karma.
In her discussion of what the Buddha meant by karma, Venerable Chodron talks about how to purify the effects of negative karma we may have.