Overcoming obstacles to Dharma practice

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.

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    • 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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