rebirth

Posts related to rebirth, or how sentient beings go from one birth to another through the force of their karma. Sentient beings take rebirth after rebirth until attaining liberation from cyclic existence.

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Formative action

Continuing teaching from Chapter 7, explaining formative action, the second of the twelve links of…

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Fetters and pollutants

Continuing teaching from Chapter 3, covering the fetters and pollutants as described in the Pali…

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Medicine Buddha Weeklong Retreat 2021

Medicine Buddha retreat: Questions and answers

Responses to questions on the Medicine Buddha practice and Dharma practice topics, including rebirth, mantras,…

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Peaceful Living, Peaceful Dying Retreats

Preparing for death

Various spiritual practices to help us prepare for our own and others' death.

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Peaceful Living, Peaceful Dying Retreats

Rebirth and the uncertainty of the time of death

Evidence supporting rebirth, and instruction on the second root of the nine-point death meditation—that the…

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Kinds of duhkha

Continuing the teachings from Chapter 2, explaining eight unsatisfactory conditions and describing characteristics of true…

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Types of duhkha

Continuing Chapter 2, covering the sections “Three Types of Duhkha”, “Feelings, Afflictions and Duhkha”, and…

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Realms of existence

Continuing Chapter 2, describing different realms where beings are reborn, causes for the rebirth and…

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Four attributes of true origins

Continuing Chapter 1, explaining four attributes of true duhkha and four attributes of true origins.

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

The origin of duhkha

Continuing to teach from Chapter 1, covering "The Nature of Each Truth", explaining pervasive duhkha…

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Review of precious human life

Reviewing Chapter 8, discussing 8 freedoms and 10 fortunes required for a precious human life.

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Review of Chapter 7

Reviewing Chapter 7, leading a meditation on the nature of the mind and a discussion…

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