How attachment to worldly concerns like fame, gain, and praise are obstacles to spiritual progress. Developing genuine self-esteem based on inner qualities.
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The story of Prince Siddhartha’s path from a sheltered existence inside the palace to a life of seeking liberation.
Understanding the three principal aspects of the path will provide a solid foundation in the Dharma that will support growth of wisdom and compassion.
A review of the three, eight, and six types of dukkha of beings in cyclic existence. Guided meditation on the dukkha of the beings of the six realms.
Venerable Chodron explains the importance of dana.
Renunciation is one of the milestones to awakening. The measure of having produced the mind of renunciation and the kind of life with which to attain it.
Refuting inherently existent feelings of pleasure and objects of pleasure. Pleasure and happiness exist conventionally but not ultimately.
How to reflect on the dukkha of birth, aging, sickness and death to generate the aspiration for liberation. Guided meditation on the dukkha of aging
Contemplating the six unsatisfactory conditions of cyclic existence strengthens the determination to be free and the wish for liberation.
Explanation of meditating on the eight types of dukkha is continued with the last four. The explanation of the six types of dukkha begins with the first two.