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Aug 30, 2018

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Supporting the Dharma practitioner

There is merit in supporting the Dharma practitioner, but we also need to practice the…

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Practice, study, and offer service

Each of us needs to find the right combination of study, practice, and service that…

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The Foundation of Buddhist Practice: The source of h...

Because source of happiness and suffering is our own mind, the way to find happiness…

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Commitments and monotony

We need to keep up our practice because the benefit comes from its cumulative effect.

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Happiness through renunciation

What do we renounce? We renounce the afflictive mental states that cause negative karma.

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The meaning of enlightenment

A small part of enlightenment can be just the intention to let go of our…

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Relationships with parents

Meditating on the kindness of our parents is recommended as one way to develop bodhicitta.…

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Cultivating Healthy Relationships

False friends

There are four kinds of false friends, who are actually foes in the guise of…

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On impermanence

Contemplating death as a means of dealing with attachment.

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About attachment

Attachment can be one of the three poisons, or it can be a virtuous aspiration.…

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Buddhist Reasoning and Debate

Review of external matter

Venerable Tenzin Tsepal leads a review of 'External Matter', one of the sub-divisions of 'Functioning…

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