Introduction to the series and text. How to set up a daily meditation practice. The preparatory practices for starting the session.
Series: Easy Path to Travel to Omniscience (Teachings 2014-15)
A series of teachings on The Easy Path to Travel to Omniscience, a lamrim text by Panchen Losang Chokyi Gyaltsen, the first Panchen Lama. Each teaching begins with a short guided meditation on the lamrim topic of the week, followed by a commentary to the text. A great resource for beginners and more experienced Dharma students.
The ten qualities to look for in a qualified spiritual mentor. Qualities to develop to become a qualified Dharma student.
The eight benefits of properly relying on the spiritual mentor and the disadvantages of not doing so.
An overview of the graduated path to awakening and how it relates to the three principal aspects of the path.
The kindness of our spiritual mentors and the three practices of offering to repay their kindness.
How the continuity of the mind has taken rebirths in the past and will take rebirth in the future.
How to meditate on the eight freedoms and 10 fortunes of a precious human rebirth to take advantage of it. The 16 conditions that interfere with Dharma practice
Why a precious human rebirth is an incredible opportunity and a rare attainment. Reflecting on the purpose of a precious human life to give life meaning.
The purpose of remembering death is to help make life meaningful and motivate practice not to create panic or fear.
Meditating on death to make life more meaningful and the two meditations to use: the nine-point death meditation and imagining one’s own death.