A participant in Sravasti Abbey’s recent Living Vinaya course considers how the monastic tradition contributes to the Dharma in the West.
Archive | February, 2018
A historic event at Sravasti Abbey: 49 nuns gather to learn and live the Vinaya in order to support monasticism in the West.
Beginning the section on insight and covering the two kinds of grasping at self (persons and phenomena.)
Reviewing “Unpacking the Buddhist Enthymeme” in Chapter 6 and examining real-life syllogisms sent in by students.
Teaching on flawed methods of meditating, the five faults, the six powers, the four types of attention, and how to know you’ve attained serenity.
Finishing the section on counterpervasion in Chapter 6 and moves onto Components of a Syllogism and Epistemological Requirements.
Explaining the last three verses of wisdom from the Kadam masters, which focus on concentration, wisdom, and spiritual teachers.
Review of meditative stability and developing serenity (samatha) and insight (vipashyana).
Encouraging all Buddhists to work together to transmit the lamp of the Dharma from one generation to the next.