Calming the mind, simplifying our lives

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A series of talks based on Don’t Believe Everything You Think given at Sravasti Abbey’s monthly Sharing the Dharma Day starting in March 2013. The book is a commentary on The 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas.

By avoiding bad objects, disturbing emotions gradually decrease.
Without distraction, virtuous activities naturally increase.
With clarity of mind, conviction in the teaching arises.
Cultivate seclusion—
This is the practice of Bodhisattvas.

  • Decreasing external distractions is beneficial to practice and the well-being of the mind
  • How to work with attachments, aversions and distractions
  • How to look internally at the causes of problems and work with the mind to decrease the afflictions

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05-05-13 Calming the Mind, Simplifying Our Lives – SDD

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