The importance of making good use of our precious human life and what it means to hear, think, and meditate on the teachings.
Series: Don't Believe Everything You Think (SDD 2013-16)
How the three poisons affect our relationships and push us to do many harmful actions. Looking at impermanence helps us reduce attachment and anger.
How to work with our minds, looking internally at the causes of problems, and decrease the strength of the afflictions by decreasing external distractions.
How remembering death can make life meaningful, causing us to think about the choices we make and helping us to stop living on automatic.
Looking at how we are affected by the people we spend our time with, and why we should cultivate relationships with those who influence us in a positive way.
The benefits and importance of relying on a spiritual mentor, and the basic qualities to look for in a teacher.
What it means to take refuge and who we are taking refuge in when we turn to the Three Jewels for guidance.
Being aware of our ethical conduct and “cleaning up our act” can lead to a more peaceful mind and life. How our actions affect us in the short and long term.
Cultivating contentment and aspiring for liberation, short-term pleasure versus long-term happiness.
What bodhicitta is, and the seven-point cause and effect method of generating it.