Overcoming obstacles to Dharma practice

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The first of two talks given during a one-day retreat on Overcoming Obstacles on the Path to Enlightenment, sponsored by Shantideva Meditation Center in New York City.

  • Advice on being a student
    • Building confidence in our practice
    • Importance of going to teachings and retreats
  • Duhkha and the causes of cyclic existence
  • Ignorance that misapprehends reality
  • Karma’s cause and effect are the underlying principles of how everything relates
  • Importance of practicing compassion on and off the cushion
  • Qualities of spiritual mentors: what to look for in a teacher
  • The three poisonous attitudes

Overcoming obstacles (morning session) (download)

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The afternoon talk can be found here.

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