How to be open-minded to develop patience and love. The importance of thinking about and applying the teachings in order to cultivate sharpness.
Series: Mind and Mental Factors (Teachings 1995-96)
A series of teachings on the Buddhist psychology of mind by Venerable Thubten Chodron given at Dharma Friendship Foundation in Seattle from January 1995 to April 1996.
Overcoming laziness in order to practice Dharma. The importance of cultivating mental flexibility to strengthen meditative stabilization.
Importance of cherishing the positive actions and how that strengthens mindfulness.
Developing deeper levels of compassion. Balanced state of mind in meditation when there is no need to apply antidotes.
How the afflictions such as attachment are concepts created by our mind.
Sharing personal experiences to highlight the importance of watching our mind.
How attachment keeps us in cyclic existence and ways to overcome that.
How wrong views and doubts keep us in cyclic existence.
How the mental factor of ignorance holds on to a solid self and analysis to see the real nature of self.
Examining our mind to identify wrong views.