This retreat on joyous effort begins with teachings on cultivating fortitude and counteracting laziness to help us along the path.
Series: Awakening Joy Retreat (Boulder Creek 2014)
Teachings on Chapter 7 of Shantideva’s A Guide to a Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, given during a weekend retreat at Vajrapani Institute in Boulder Creek, California, October 17-20, 2014
The different types of laziness and how to counteract them, and the importance of remembering death and setting clear priorities in our lives.
How to generate armor-like joyous effort, avoid despondency, and counteract laziness, discouragement and weariness.
The importance of aspiration and a joyous long-term vision, self-confidence, and an examination of the fruits of virtue and non-virtue.
How to distinguish self-confidence from conceit, engaging in virtue with enthusiasm, and the disadvantages of self-centeredness round out this retreat.