Reviewing the advantages of bodhicitta and the two methods for developing bodhicitta.
Archive | April, 2009
Grasping at a self that doesn’t exist; one’s own egotistic view is one’s real enemy.
An explanation of anger as an enemy and the special quality of patience. Teaching the first kind of patience—taking in voluntarily whatever harms.
A teaching on the harmfulness of anger and hatred; tracing the arising of anger.
Review of the six disadvantages of cyclic existence that are the result of not taking full advantage of the gift of this precious human life.
The importance of the four noble truths and how understanding the truth of suffering prepares us for study and practice of the other three truths.
Practical advice on applying the Dharma in everyday life, making the teachings transform our minds and activities, and the benefits of Dharma communities.
Review of the third of the four preliminary practices, karma. Includes review of the four characteristics of karma and what makes up a completed karmic action.
Review session on the second of the four preliminary practices, the impermanence of all things and keeping a clear focus on our minds at the time of our death.
Transforming our motivation for daily life and the importance of creating virtue while we have the opportunity