Beginning Chapter 8 “A Systematic Approach” and covering the section “Paths for Spiritual Development” explaining the outline of the lamrim teachings.
Archive | July, 2019
Reading from “The Defender’s Answers” in Chapter 23 “Procedures in Debate,” covering the four kinds of answers a defender can give to a challenger’s statements
How we can use our imagination to develop compassion and other positive qualities.
Continuing the commentary on verses 7 and 8 of the Eight Verses of Thought Transformation by Geshe Langri Tangpa in Chapter 6
Reviewing syllogisms and consequences as argument forms and discussing debate protocols and sets of the defender’s possible answers to challenger’s arguments.
Various questions from the audience, including how to gain right views through hearing, thinking, and meditating.
Venerable Thubten Chodron covers verses 43-47 of Nagarjuna’s “Letter to a Friend.”
Answering various questions from the audience, including how to watch and interpret the news with a Dharma mindset.
The Three Jewels that Buddhists take refuge in on both the ultimate and conventional levels.
The seventh kind of wisdom we request Manjushri to inspire us to develop.