What the Buddha faced in his life, and how the monastic community was established.
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We can get lost in the bad news of the day. A student reflects on how to avoid the extremes of malaise and apathy.
Contemplating the suffering of all sentient beings and how compassion gives courage and energy to practice.
Traditional ways to deal with problems skillfully and four good qualities of suffering.
The Buddhist explanation of unpleasant experiences and techniques to transform suffering.
The Buddhist view on happiness and suffering, how we normally react to problems, and choosing not to believe in the stories our mind tells us.
The types of doubt and how to overcome them, and how to relate to a spiritual mentor.
The “shackles of miserliness” and the “flood of attachment” that we seek Tara’s protection from.
How wrong views about the law of karma and the nature of reality create create difficulties for us in life.
Cultivating equanimity as the basis for genuine love, compassion, and bodhicitta.