A discussion covering topics such as “bad friends,” dealing with intense emotions, bad dreams, and the psychological effects of purification.
Archive | December, 2005
Verses describing the miseries of samsara, the importance of thinking about beginningless lives, giving up harmful friends, and the kindness of our teachers.
How Je Rinpoche brought immense benefit through his teachings on emptiness and lamrim, and how to practice the Lama Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga.
Retreat discussion on topics such as the four distortions, how anger destroys merit, using pain in meditation, and understanding compassion.
Making the lamrim personal, changing environments to change negative habits, and relaxing as we see our baggage.
The participants of the first EML course share how the program helped them look at their minds and understand monastic life better.
Discussion with retreatants on the proper way to use the death meditation, the I that is the object of ignorance, and using Vajrasattva to purify resistance.
Even though we die and are reborn so often, we think the experiences of this life are real. We forget that people we meet were at one time our mothers.
The incredible rarity of meeting the Mahayana teachings and being able to do retreat.
Importance of understanding karma, taking personal responsibility and transforming oneself based on practice.