Commentary on the Mahayana path of seeing and an introduction to the Mahayana path of meditation.
Archive | March, 2012
A review of the Mahayana grounds and paths, explanation of the meaning of ground and path, and a description of a person’s mind on each path.
Talks addressing the most commonly asked questions about the essence of the Buddha’s teachings, based on the book “Buddhism for Beginners.”
An explanation of ill will, sensual desire, and doubt, three of the five hindrances to meditative concentration.
An explanation of dullness and lethargy, and restlessness and regret, two of the five hindrances to meditative concentration.
The dangers of not trying to counteract laziness, spending too much time idly talking, and not seeking proper instruction in meditation.
The misdeeds that obstruct the trainings in far-reaching fortitude and joyous effort. We have to at least try to counteract our anger and laziness.
The reasons and benefits of continuing the Vajrasattva practice even after the close of retreat.
Purifying heavy negative karma created in relation to our spiritual mentors and parents.
Precepts that involve helping others who are doing destructive actions, not responding to insults in kind, and helping to pacify others’ anger at us.