Verses by Lama Tsongkhapa on how to use our precious human life to pursue what is truly meaningful and beneficial.
Series: Essence of a Human Life (BBCorner 2015)
A series of short teachings on The Essence of a Human Life: Words of Advice for Lay Practitioners by JeRinpoche (Lama Tsongkhapa). This text focuses particularly on the practices of the initial scope practitioner: precious human life, impermanence, death, and karma.
A new series of teachings on a text by Je Rinpoche. Setting the scene for how studying it can give us clarity in our daily lives.
Why we turn to Tara for refuge and how she helps us by teaching us what to practice and what to abandon.
Why Tara is a reliable source of refuge, and how the question of gender becomes irrelevant for enlightened beings.
The importance of being receptive and open to Dharma teachings, especially when they push our buttons.
Contemplating the rarity of having a human intelligence to study and practice the Dharma, and resolving to use it for the benefit of all beings.
Appreciating the value of our precious human life, especially respecting our interest in spiritual growth when it goes against the grain of worldly society.
How the long-term view of creating causes for our future happiness helps us to be more present and live with mindfulness.
Overcoming our denial around death helps us to make our lives more meaningful.
With the certainty of death in mind, we want to make sure that we die with a clear conscience and with no regrets.