Rejoicing and enthusiasm for the sincere practice of winter retreatants from afar.
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Shows the different criteria that influence one’s choice of profession and activities.
Shares a New York Times opinion piece by Mark Bittman, and encourages us to reflect on individual and group ethics in a capitalist society.
Shares a message from Lama Zopa Rinpoche to the International Mahayana Institute sangha, and speaks on how renunciation can bring peace and happiness now.
Discusses how to respond to pleasant feelings without attachment but with the wish to give them away to all sentient beings.
Discusses the difference between unpleasant feelings that arise from virtuous versus non-virtuous minds. Using wisdom to transform unpleasant feelings.
Responds to a question on the symbolism of the Five Dhyani Buddhas in the purification practice of the Bodhisattva’s Confession of Ethical Downfalls.
Responds to a question about going on life support, which prolongs life by artificial means.
Responds to a question on how the Vajrasattva practice helps us to purify harm from spirits and shares advice on how to work with sickness.
Responds to a question on how we are conditioned by what others believe about us and how we can respond to that in a healthy manner.