Recognizing the freedoms and fortunes of a precious human life, how rare such an opportunity is, and using it to transform the mind and live a meaningful life.
Series: Selected Lamrim Topics (2012)
A series of teachings on selected lamrim topics, given at Sravasti Abbey from October 18 to December 20, 2012.
The importance and benefits of contemplating death, complemented by explanation of the nine-point death meditation.
What is means to take refuge, how to create the causes, and why the Three Jewels are the only reliable source of refuge to progress along the path.
An in-depth look at the intricacies of karma: its characteristics, factors, results, and weight; helping us to create virtuous and abandon non-virtuous action.
Looking at the disadvantages of cyclic existence to develop a determination to be free from the cycle of birth and death.
Developing bodhicitta, first by meditating on exchanging and equalizing self with others, then following the seven-point cause-and-effect method.
Explanation of equalizing and exchanging self and others as well as a special meditation on equanimity used in this method of developing bodhicitta.
Explanation of the meditation on equalizing and exchanging self and others to develop bodhicitta.
How the six far-reaching practices work together enabling us to progress on the path.
Explanation of the far-reaching practice of wisdom and how it cultivating it enables us to generate the merit and wisdom needed to attain full awakening.