Understanding the importance of contemplating death for the Buddhist practitioner, using the nine-step meditation on death.
Learning to counter attachment to the eight worldly concerns by examining the 10 innermost jewels of the Kadam tradition.
Considering the disadvantages of not thinking about death motivates us to make use of this precious human life and not waste our potential on worldly concerns.
The three levels of motivation as a key to understanding the Buddhist path.
The purpose and meaning of a precious human life, and the difficulty of obtaining such a rare opportunity.
Examining the 10 richnesses of a precious human life and how to meditate properly on the freedoms and fortunes it provides.
The purpose of reflecting on a precious human life and learning to recognize the eight freedoms it provides.
Recognizing the kindness of our teacher and learning to repay that kindness through our actions.
Review of the advantages of relying and disadvantages of not relying on a teacher as well as instruction on how to rely on the teacher with our thoughts.
The first two disadvantages of not properly relying on or abandoning the spiritual teacher.