The determination to be free

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A multi-part course based on Open Heart, Clear Mind given at Sravasti Abbey’s monthly Sharing the Dharma Day from April 2007 to December 2008. You can also study the book in depth through the Sravasti Abbey Friends Education (SAFE) online learning program.

Understanding the determination to be free from samsara

  • Meaning of Tibetan nge jung and English “renunciation
  • Samsaric attachment and renunciation
  • Analogy of two tigers and a strawberry
  • Renouncing suffering and its causes
  • Ethical conduct and renouncing harm
  • Developing concentration, restraining the mind
  • Wisdom that destroys ignorance and suffering

Open Heart, Clear Mind 08: The determination to be free (download)

Questions and answers

  • The effects of negative actions
  • Ethical conduct and concentration
  • Conceptions of the self
  • The seeds of karma

Open Heart, Clear Mind 08: Q&A (download)

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