Review of how to train in the five powers during daily life, decreasing afflictions and self-grasping.
Archive | November, 2009
What it means to be impartial about the objects of mind training and to stand up to the afflictions.
The importance of seeing all realms of cyclic existence, even the upper realms, as unsatisfactory.
The uncertainty and unsatisfactoriness of cyclic existence.
The types of dukkha (unsatisfactoriness) that are pervasive in all the realms of samsara.
What taking refuge, formally or informally, means in Buddhism and the guidelines one uses after taking refuge.
The sufferings of separation from what we like and being under the control of afflictions and karma.
Looking at birth, aging, and sickness, in a more realistic way, contemplating them in order to fuel our practice.
Honestly looking at our minds to see how it reacts to hardships and the difference between intellectual understanding of the teachings and conviction in them.
Looking at the first two of the eight sufferings of human beings and using them to energize our practice.