Avoiding the ten nonvirtues is the basis for practicing ethical conduct. How taking precepts in front of our teacher creates vast amounts of merit.
Series: Nagarjuna's Precious Garland with Geshe Jampa Tegchok (2006-08)
Commentary on Nagarjuna’s Precious Garland of Advice for a King by Tibetan Buddhist scholar Geshe Jampa Tegchok , given at Sravasti Abbey in 2008. View as a series: Nagarjuna’s Precious Garland with Geshe Jampa Tegchok. For more teachings by Geshe Tegchok see Practical Ethics and Profound Emptiness, Insight into Emptiness and Transforming Adversity into Joy and Courage.
The relationship between the self and the aggregates.
How all beings arise from the conception of “I” and are enveloped with the conception of “my,” and the I-grasping mind creates karma.
Understanding unfamiliar concepts in the teaching: the mind, the self, and emptiness of the self.
When the conception of “I” exists there is action, from action there is also birth, and this is the cause of cyclic existence.
Ending the 12 links of dependent arising, correcting wrong views in how we perceive a person and self.
The mind at death, the nourishing of karma, and how renunciation and compassion are two sides of the same coin.
The roots of cyclic existence and the karma that binds us.
How to attain liberation by understanding emptiness, and explaining nihilism and wrong views.
Question-and-answer session covering balancing practice of method and wisdom aspects of the path, realizations, purification, self-grasping, and more.