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Speaking on developing close relationships without attachment and teaching on the meaning of love and compassion and benefits of cherishing others.
By Venerable Thubten Chodron on Apr 24, 2020 in Stages of the Path to Awakening with Thubten Chodron, The Foundation of Buddhist Practice
Continuing teaching from Chapter 8 “The Essence of a Meaningful Life” covering eight worldly concerns and how they impede our Dharma practice.
Speaking on the benefits of meditation on impermanence and teaching on six root afflictions that act as the causes of cyclic existence.
Giving detailed instruction on how to meditate on one’s own death and reflecting on the defects of cyclic existence as an antidote to attachment.
Speaking on the benefits of study and reflection and going through the nine-point death meditation as an antidote to attachment to this life.
Advice on practices for dealing with the pandemic.
A guided meditation on the eight stages of the death process.
Explaining the eight stages of the death process, speaking on how to help people who are dying, and answering questions from the audience.
Teaching on how to prepare ourselves for death, on the five powers, and answering questions from the audience.
A guided meditation on the last three points in the nine-point death meditation.