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The freedoms of a precious human life
The purpose of reflecting on a precious human life and learning to recognize the eight…View Post
Relying on teachers in thought and deed
Recognizing the kindness of our teacher and learning to repay that kindness through our actions.View Post
Relying on teachers in thought
Review of the advantages of relying and disadvantages of not relying on a teacher as…View Post
Disadvantages of improper reliance
The first two disadvantages of not properly relying on or abandoning the spiritual teacher.View Post
Advantages of relying on a teacher
The eight advantages of relying on a spiritual teacher.View Post
Visualizing the merit field and offering the seven-l...
How to set up the meditation session by doing the refuge visualization, contemplating the four…View Post
Obtaining offerings properly and setting the right p...
Further instruction on how to make offerings, and a commentary on the third preparatory practice:…View Post
Preparing the meditation space and making offerings
Instructions on the first two preparatory practices for a meditation session: (1) cleaning the room…View Post
Basic Buddhist topics
An overview of topics such as the mind, rebirth, cyclic existence, and enlightenment, as an…View Post
How teachings should be studied and taught
Cultivating the qualities, attitudes, and motivations that make the student's mind receptive and the teacher's…View Post
Introduction to the lamrim teachings
An overview of the lamrim including qualities of the compilers and teachings.View Post