What is means to take refuge, how to create the causes, and why the Three Jewels are the only reliable source of refuge to progress along the path.
Author Archive | Zopa Herron
A short teaching on what refuge means, why we take refuge and what we’re taking refuge in from a Buddhist perspective.
The demarcation of entering the Mahayana path of preparation, and at what path hearer arhats enter the Mahayana.
The reasons and benefits of continuing the Vajrasattva practice even after the close of retreat.
Purifying heavy negative karma created in relation to our spiritual mentors and parents.
Purifying harmful actions done in relation to the Triple Gem and spiritual mentors.
Exploring the non-virtues of harsh speech and idle talk, their habituation in our minds as well as their results.
Exploring the non-virtues of lying and divisive speech and the mixed messages we get from the world around us.
The power of reciting mantra to transform our mind into the mind of a buddha.
The types of patience and how to develop patience, how to use patience to work with and overcome our anger.