Confronting the eight worldly concerns will transform our attachments and emotional afflictions into happiness and compassion.
Archive | 2007
How Buddhist monastic ordination is becoming established in the West.
A conversation on Buddha’s teachings coming to Israel, developing daily and personal practices.
A Korean nun studying transpersonal psychology brings her questions about the Mahayana practice to Venerable Thubten Chodron.
How the practice of Noble Silence helps to bring peace to our mind and be considerate to others with our speech.
The vision behind Sravasti Abbey, the benefits of living the monastic life, and using community life as a means to deepen practice.
Discussion of the characteristics of far-reaching ethical conduct: abandoning destructive actions, engaging in constructive actions, benefiting others.
Understanding the meaning of renunciation, what we are wishing to be free from, the effects of negative actions and the importance of ethical conduct.
Discussion of the concept of far-reaching ethical conduct. Keeping precepts and what to do if we have broken precepts. Actions to benefit sentient beings.
A question-and-answer session covering topics including the mindstream, the buzz of being angry, the Medicine Buddha’s qualities, and karma.