Cultivating the conditions needed to gain shamatha. Physical posture and how to structure a meditation session. Explaining the preliminary practices.
Archive | August, 2013
Importance of motivation for concentration/meditation to lead us to liberation and enlightenment.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama reflects on the importance of cultivating a compassionate motivation in everything that we do.
The qualities of arya bodhisattvas and the super-knowledges bodhisattvas attain to benefit others.
Practices we can do to benefit those who have recently passed into the bardo so as to help them to take a good rebirth.
How we can work with our mind, and what prayers and practices we can do to help a friend through the dying process.
Examples of how conceptuality and afflictions work in our mind.
Group discussion questions pertaining to our understanding of integrity.
Stories of the early monastic community and how the guidelines became established.
A reflection on making the Dharma one’s personal journey by internalizing the teachings.