An illustration of how to practice and how it relates to our lives. How different views of the Buddha’s life can inspire us in different ways.
Series: Exploring Monastic Life (2011)
The purpose of the monastic sangha and the story behind the founding of Sravasti Abbey.
Examining the householder’s life and the holy life, considering the reactions of family and friends while considering ordination.
A discussion of the eight Mahayana precepts and what constitutes a complete transgression of each.
A continuing examination of the Buddha’s life, his period of austere practices, and a discussion about fear, habits, renunciation and finding peace.
Consciously moderating contact with certain things because of how they affect the mind and developing the Intention to learn and grow from bad experiences.
Continuing the story of the Buddha’s life and his awakening, and how we can become doctors to our own minds.
Living with the attitude of “what can I give” as our daily meditation. Training to be a bodhisattva with fortitude and joyous effort.
Working towards gender equality in Western Buddhism: bringing up issues respectfully.
Examining our speech and the way our mind proliferates. How we grasp at true existence.