A young student of the Dharma considers the nature of our relationships to one another.
Author Archive | Venerable Thubten Chodron
Beginning Chapter 6 “The Buddhist Syllogism” and covering the sections on argument form, elements of a syllogism, and correct signs.
Teaching on the five hindrances to meditative stabilization and the eight antidotes to cultivate to oppose them.
The Amitabha Buddha practice and what a pure land is. The benefits and the causes of being reborn in a pure land. The two levels of understanding a pure land.
Logic and reasoning can be used to guide our actions, make decisions and also test the validity of our thoughts and beliefs to arrive at more realistic views.
How attachment to worldly concerns like fame, gain, and praise are obstacles to spiritual progress. Developing genuine self-esteem based on inner qualities.
How eliminating the fault of false conceptualization prevents the arising of afflictions. The emptiness of male and female gender.
The differences between Buddhist mindfulness and secular mindfulness practices. The four establishments of mindfulness and the misconceptions they dispel.
What it means to enjoy the delights of the Dharma. The two truths, conventional and ultimate. The two ways to view the body.
When we can release our clinging and attachment there is more satisfaction and contentment in our lives, and it allows us to be of more benefit to others.