Using thought training techniques to transform difficult circumstances into opportunities for spiritual growth and awakening.
Archive | June, 2012
The conclusion of the teachings on the bodhisattva ethical restraints, the precept regarding using miraculous powers.
Using tonglen meditation as well as the practices of purification and the accumulation of merit to remove obstacles on the spiritual path.
Explanation on what is eliminated and achieved on each ground, and the bodhisattva’s abilities on each ground.
Using difficult circumstances to transform the mind.
Rejoicing in the United States Supreme Court’s decision to bar life-without-parole sentences for juvenile offenders.
How the mind reifies objects, creating false appearances, causing afflictions to arise.
Examples of how we actively misapprehend reality and the problems it brings.
Starting with a summary of His Holiness’ perspective on universal spiritual values. Identifying our counterproductive emotions as the source of all trouble.
Explanation of the qualities achieved by a bodhisattva on the seventh ground including which afflictions are eliminated.