Wheel of Sharp Weapons: Introduction

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An expanded commentary on Dharmarakshita’s The Wheel of Sharp Weapons given at Sravasti Abbey from 2004-2006.

  • Venerable Thubten Chodron’s connection with the text
  • Background teaching on samsara, liberation, and karma
    • The importance of some understanding of what cyclic existence is
    • Grasping at the “I”
    • The 12 links and cyclic existence
    • How the mind creates suffering
  • Living in the here and now: the eight worldly concerns
  • Dharma mind versus non-Dharma mind

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