Cultivating a bodhicitta motivation

01 Vajrasattva Retreat Cultivating a Bodhicitta Motivation

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Part of a series of teachings given during the Vajrasattva New Year’s Retreat at Sravasti Abbey at the end of 2018.

  • The importance of motivation
    • Bodhicitta
    • Attachment to the happiness of only this life – the eight worldly concerns
    • The disadvantages of samsara
  • Visualizing Vajrasattva
  • Vajrasattva represents our inner potential
  • Making (new year’s) resolutions
    • Removing obstacles to actualizing our goals
    • Making realistic resolutions
  • The power of regret
    • Regret versus guilt
    • Determining virtuous from non-virtuous actions
    • Regret and rejoicing go together
  • Questions and answers
    • Separating our actions from who we are
01 Vajrasattva Retreat: Setting a Bodhicitta Motivation 12-29-18

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