How to bring the essence of bodhisattva practice to daily life situations and relationships. Looking at problems as opportunities to develop inner resources.
Archive | August, 2020
Completing “The Weight of Karma”, teaching “Discerning Virtuous from Nonvirtuous Actions”, and starting “Karma and Current Ethical Issues”
Covering Verses 57-65 and finishes the commentary on the four opponent powers of purification and urges us to make the most of our precious human life
An explanation of verses 1-4. How to reflect on the verses and apply them to daily life.
We’ve talked about the possibility of rebirth in the states of tremendous suffering or tremendous limitations. If we think deeply about this possibility, we
Covering the section “Constructive Actions” and beginning the section “The Weight of Karma”.
Continuing the commentary on Chapter 2, Verses 42-57: covering generating regret for negativities and seeking protection in the Buddhas and bodhisattvas.
Describing how the ten non-virtues can be distinguished from each other in terms of being intention, karmic paths, and/or afflictions.
Explaining the ten non-virtues, covering idle talk, and the three non-virtues of mind: covetousness, malice and wrong views.
Giving commentary to Verses 32-41, showing how reflecting on death can help clarify what is important in life and inspire us to practice the Dharma