A look at how much time we spend on acquiring objects of the senses, effort that is wasted on things that will effortlessly disintegrate.
Archive | October, 2013
An explanation of right livelihood, dangers of bragging about our qualities, and the importance of loyalty in repaying others’ kindness.
Why wrong views are stifling to our practice, the importance of maintaining our health to support our practice, and the effects of motivation.
What makes a bad companion, the importance of respecting Dharma objects, enduring hardships for the Dharma, and the importance of honesty.
Why deities have wrathful forms, the practice of tonglen, and our obligation to help those who are suffering.
A student shares how extending the fifth precept to avoid intoxicants to include wise dietary choices has helped to improve her health.
Venerable Thubten Chonyi draws from Aryadeva’s text as well as other sources to examine and help us understand how attachment causes suffering.
Why our attachment to samsara is completely inappropriate, and how giving it up will bring true happiness.
An explanation of emptiness of the mind, emptiness of afflictions, and managing manifest afflictions as opposed to eliminating them at the root.
Being aware of our ethical conduct and “cleaning up our act” can lead to a more peaceful mind and life. How our actions affect us in the short and long term.