Changing our minds and emotional habits

The second 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.

  • How ignorance projects a mode of being onto phenomena that does not exist
  • Ignorance makes things falsely appear solid, permanent and separate
  • The mind’s nature is clarity and awareness
  • Appearance and emptiness exist simultaneously but are not the same
  • Mind training practices help to transform our minds
  • Virtuous actions lead to happiness, non-virtuous actions lead to suffering
  • Advice for working with anger
  • The afflictions in terms of karma

Overcoming obstacles (afternoon session) (download)

The morning talk can be found here.

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