Having an appreciation for joyous effort and showing interest in overcoming laziness.
Archive | January, 2008
Clarifying concepts surrounding arhats and bodhisattvas. Questions on motivation to listen and the meditation on emptiness.
HHDL about the importance of full ordination for women, the study of scriptures by women scholars, and learning from different traditions.
Old tiger, new face. It is the mind, not the environment, that makes the difference.
How laziness interferes with Dharma practice. What it means to be kind to ourselves and not settling for the low-quality happiness of samsara.
Discussion: working with the mind, skillful ways of using refuge. Reflection on why we are doing Medicine Buddha practice. Inner struggles to stay in retreat.
Going through physical and mental hardships during our Dharma practice by cultivating patience.
Questions from retreatants on dealing with distraction and habitual reactions. Working with dreams in a way that is beneficial to Dharma practice.
Continuing with the explanation of the practice of non-retaliation, and the second type of fortitude of enduring suffering.
A discussion session on retreat issues such as visualization, counting mantra, and working with hindrances during meditation.