37 Practices: Verses 9-10

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Part of a series of talks on The 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas given during a weekend retreat in Medan, Indonesia, organized by Vihara Borobodur Medan and Majelis Buddhayana Indonesia-Sumut.

  • What should be our relationship with “bad friends?”
  • What it means to take refuge in the Three Jewels
  • Don’t make spiritual soup, don’t create your own Dharma mix
  • The difference between mindfulness in Buddhist practice and mindfulness used in psychology
  • Expanding our motivation beyond a good rebirth to liberation and awakening
  • Systematizing the Buddha’s teachings in thee levels of motivation helps to understand the broader scope of Buddhism and to see how the various teachings all fit together
  • Balancing Dharma practice and social engagement
  • Attaining rebirth in a pure land is not just about worship and puja

37 Practices: Verses 9-10 (download)

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