Volume 1 Approaching the Buddhist Path

A framework for the modern reader starting with the universal human wish for happiness and the nature of the mind.

All Posts in Volume 1 Approaching the Buddhist Path

Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Review of emotions and feelings

Venerable Thubten Chonyi leads a review of the section “Buddhism, Science, and Emotions” from Chapter…

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Review of attachment

Venerable Thubten Nyima leads a review of the Chapter 3 section on “Emotions and Klesas,”…

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Review of fear, anger and disillusionment

Venerable Thubten Lamsel reviews pages 48-52, covering the topics of fear, anger and disillusionment.

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Four buddha bodies

Teaching Chapter Five, on the section "Four Buddha Bodies" that gives an expansive vision of…

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Buddhism in Tibet

Finishing Chapter Five, discussing the section 'Buddhism in Tibet,' and beginning Chapter Six.

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Exaggerated statements?

Covering the Chapter 6 sections “Treasure Teachings and Pure Vision Teachings” and “Exaggerated Statements?”

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Correctly understanding the point

Covering the Chapter 6 sections “Correctly Understanding the Point” and “Can the Dharma Change?”

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The importance of motivation

Covering the last section of Chapter 6 “Being Practical” and begins Chapter 7, covering the…

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Mind training

Covering the sections in Chapter 7 “Cultivating a Compassionate Intention” and “Mind Training.”

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Eight verses of thought transformation: Verses 1-2

Commentary on verses 1-2 of the Eight Verses of Thought Transformation by Geshe Langri Tangpa.

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Review of emotions and afflictions

Venerable Tenzin Tsepal reviews Chapter 3 sections on, "Emotions and Survival" and "Working with Afflictions."

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