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Travels

A second pilgrimage in China

Two weeks of travel in China followed by two weeks of retreat and teachings with…

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Buddha in bright radiating light.
LR14 Bodhisattva Deeds

Excitement and application

Examining the last three obstacles to calm abiding meditation: laxity and excitement, non-application, and over-application.

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Buddha in bright radiating light.
LR14 Bodhisattva Deeds

Anger and its antidotes

Continuing to explore the far-reaching attitude of patience by looking at the disadvantage of anger…

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Painting of the Buddha's first discourse.
LR09 The Four Truths for the Aryas

Attachment and anger

Introduction to the six root afflictions and an in-depth look at the first two—attachment and…

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Group photo of Exploring Monastic Life participants and abbey community.
LR05 Precious Human Life

Obtaining a precious human life

The purpose and meaning of a precious human life, and the difficulty of obtaining such…

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Venerables Samten and Jampa prostrating in front of the Abbey altar.
LR03 The Six Preparatory Practices

Visualizing the merit field and offering the seven-l...

How to set up the meditation session by doing the refuge visualization, contemplating the four…

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