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.

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Working with the afflictions review

Venerable Thubten Damcho leads a lively discussion about how to apply antidotes to the afflictions.

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Review of loving kindness

Venerable Thubten Nyima reviews the section in Chapter 3 on loving-kindness, giving commentary to the…

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Eight verses of thought transformation: Verses 3-6

Continuing commentary on verses 3-6 of the Eight Verses of Thought Transformation by Geshe Langri…

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Paths for spiritual development

Beginning Chapter 8 “A Systematic Approach” and covering the section “Paths for Spiritual Development” explaining…

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Four truths and three levels of practitioners

Continuing Chapter 8 “A Systematic Approach,” covering the sections “The Four Truths and Three Levels…

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Two aims and four reliances

Continuing Chapter 8 “A Systematic Approach,” covering the sections “Value of the Stages of the…

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Tools for the path

Beginning teaching Chapter 9, Tools for the Path, covering general advice to help practitioners overcome…

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Faith, purification, and merit

Continuing the teaching from Chapter 9, 'Tools for the Path', exploring the ideas of faith,…

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Prayers, rituals, and practice

Discussing how to relate to prayer and ritual in Buddhist practice, and the three-step method…

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Role models

Teaching from the last two sections of Chapter 9, on memorization, debate, and role models.

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