An introduction to the Vajrasattva Retreat. A guided meditation on Vajrasattva, and discussing some aspects of the visualization.
Series: Vajrasattva New Year's Retreat 2019-20
Introduction and explanation of the four opponent powers of purification.
The meaning of refuge, both worldly and spiritual.
The four general characteristics of karma: karma is certain, it expands, we only experience what we have created the causes for, karmic seeds don’t get lost.
Taking advantage of our present situation Getting straight about virtue and nonvirtue Remembering and applying antidotes to the afflictions Working with anger:
The meaning of the Vajrasattva mantra and teaching the ripening results of the 10 non-virtuous actions.
How to overcome self-hatred and work with anger towards others, giving commentary to the 35 Buddha purification practice.
Continuing commentary on the 35 Buddha practice, discussing the varieties of ways we create negative karma.
How to set up a practical meditation schedule, the karma we create from group participation, and conclusion of commentary on the 35 Buddha practice.