Mind Training Like Rays of the Sun (2008-10)

An explanation of Nam-kha Pel’s commentary on the Seven-Point Mind Training by Geshe Chekawa given at Sravasti Abbey between September 2008 and July 2010.

Root Text

Mind Training Like Rays of the Sun by Nam-kha Pel published by The Library of Tibetan Works and Archives is available as an ebook on Google Play here.

An inherently existent self

How to investigate if the self is inherently different from the aggregates and steps in doing the analysis as taught by Nagarjuna.

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Selflessness of phenomena

An explanation of the lack of an inherently existing "mine," and the selflessness of phenomena. How memories can contribute to the exaggerated sense of self.

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Serenity and insight

How insight is the union of serenity and the correct view of selflessness: what serenity is and how it is developed.

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Illusion-like appearance

How things and persons appear like illusions; the correct meaning of "illusion-like appearance" and ways that it can be misunderstood.

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Review: Four preliminary practices

Review and summary of the conclusion on the four preliminary practices. Includes helpful guidance on how to contemplate the practices in daily life.

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Review: Conventional bodhicitta

A review of the text covering conventional bodhicitta and the two methods for developing bodhicitta.

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Review: Cultivating conventional bodhicitta

A review of transforming adverse circumstances into the path, the five forces, and the measure of having trained the mind..

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Review: Ignorance and tenet systems

A review of the section on cultivating the awakening mind, including what ignorance is, avoiding the two extremes, and the Buddhist tenet systems.

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