The faults of harsh speech and idle talk distract us from looking within and working with our minds.
Archive | June, 2014
The ten qualities to look for in a qualified spiritual mentor. Qualities to develop to become a qualified Dharma student.
Our personal weapons of mass destruction — harsh speech and divisive speech that destroys relationships.
Considering how things are impermanent but do not go completely out of existence. Everything has a continuity.
Lying creates suffering for others and ourselves, and creates the opposite effect of what we had hoped to gain by lying.
Taking rebirth with polluted aggregates is a load that weighs us down and only causes us suffering.
The obstacles that we experience when cultivating compassion and how to overcome them.
How to see those who criticize us and challenge us as teachers who point out our faults in order to help us improve.
Failing to put the teachings into practice is, in essence, stealing from those who support our spiritual life.
Introduction to the series and text. How to set up a daily meditation practice. The preparatory practices for starting the session.