Volume 2 The Foundation of Buddhist Practice

Teachings on the four seals, reliable cognition, relating to a spiritual mentor, dying and rebirth, and karma.

All Posts in Volume 2 The Foundation of Buddhist Practice

Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Review of Chapter 6

Reviewing Chapter 6, discussing the different types of mediation and leading an analytical meditation and…

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Review of Chapter 5

Reviewing Chapter 5, leading a discussion on how to develop trust and respect towards spiritual…

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Review of Chapter 4

Reviewing Chapter 4, discussing how to choose a spiritual mentor, how a spiritual mentor guides…

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Review of Chapter 3

Reviewing Chapter 3 discussing five aggregates and virtuous mental factors with examples.

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Review of Chapter 2

Reviewing Chapter 2, leading a discussion on three types of phenomena and different types of…

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Review of the four seals

Reviewing Chapter 1, discussing the four seals, three types of dukkha and emptiness.

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

When karma ripens

Teaching from Chapter 11, describing in which life time karma ripens based on different factors…

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Definite and indefinite karma

Continuing the teachings from Chapter 11, finishing section "The ripening of karmic seeds" and starting…

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Karma that ripens at death

Continuing Chapter 11, explaining many factors that affect the result of karma and different perspectives…

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

The results of karma

Continuing the teaching on the results of karma and explaining the verses from Precious Garland.

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Three kinds of karmic result

Beginning Chapter 11 "Results of Karma" and explaining the three results of karma.

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Karma and current ethical issues continued

Continuing the discussion of current ethical issues and karma, covering topics such as assisted suicide,…

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