Becoming a qualified disciple

20 The Foundation of Buddhist Practice

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Part of a series of teachings given during a retreat based on the book The Foundation of Buddhist Practice given at Sravasti Abbey.

  • Seek internal qualities, not titles or external appearances
    • Various titles for teachers in the Tibetan tradition
    • The tulku system as a cultural practice of Tibetan society
    • The need to return to the Nalanda tradition of philosophical studies over elaborate cultural ceremonies and rituals
  • Becoming a qualified disciple
    • Cultivating the qualities of being unprejudiced, intelligent, and eager/diligent in the practice of Dharma
    • The role of respect toward the teacher and teachings
    • The importance of being an intelligent disciple to receive and hold the Dharma
  • Questions and answers
20 The Foundation of Buddhist Practice: Becoming a Qualified Disciple 11-04-19

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