The meaning of the term “the bliss of the Buddha.” Considering the removal of the afflictions and the complete cultivation of all positive qualities.
Archive | January, 2009
Cultivating dissatisfaction with samsara and striving to attain the happiness of the buddhas. How this happiness is different from sense pleasure happiness.
In-depth teaching on the third through the sixth disadvantage of cyclic existence. This teaching completes the teachings on the preliminary practices.
How an awareness of dissatisfaction can fuel the practice, and how silence in retreat is different than shutting others out.
Why bodhisattvas pray for all beings to become dissatisfied with worldly things. The proper type of dissatisfaction to cultivate.
Benefiting ourselves by taking joy in others’ good qualities, and especially rejoicing at others’ joy in the Dharma.
Transforming the appearance of an empty container into the wish that all beings be empty of faults.
Reducing anger and jealousy by imagining all other sentient beings being filled with good qualities.
Introduction to the fourth preliminary practice, the six disadvantages of cyclic existence, with an in-depth look at the first two disadvantages.
A discussion on mindfulness, antidotes to lethargy and sleepiness, proper meditation posture and dealing with pain, and contemplating attachment to the body.