Covering Verses 3.11-3.17 and encouraging us to dedicate our body, merit, and resources to the welfare of others and directly challenge the self-centered mind
Archive | September, 2020
Nagarjuna’s analogies for the hindrances continued. Also advice on how to remove distracting thoughts.
How to structure a meditation session, including the six preliminary practices before meditation. Identifying the five hindrances to concentration.
A guided meditation on the Buddha and answers to questions on meditation.
Where serenity fits on the path to liberation, the three higher trainings of ethics, concentration, and wisdom. Also the conditions needed to generate serenity.
Instructions on walking meditation, the four immeasurables as aids to concentration, the breath as an object of concentration, and meditation postures.
Explaining karma and current ethical issues covering genetic engineering, stem cell research, cloning, birth control, and abortion.
Giving commentary to Verses 1-11 of Chapter 3, covering the limbs of rejoicing, requesting teachings, requesting teachers to remain, and dedication of merit
“In the blink of an eye, everything can change.” A student examines how this truth affects his relationships.