Guided Vajrasattva sadhana followed by instruction on how to engage with purification practice.
Series: Vajrasattva New Year's Purification (2012-13)
A series of teachings by Venerable Thubten Chodron from the 2012-2013 New Year’s Purification Retreat at Sravasti Abbey.
Exploring the qualities of a Buddha through the four fearlessnesses and ten powers of a Tathagata as laid out in the “Greater Discourse on the Lion’s Roar.”
Exploring the basis upon which we generate refuge and bodhicitta, the first step in the purification process.
The Buddhist worldview leads us to generate regret in a new and powerful way.
Under the guidance of Vajrasattva, we can begin to purify the non-virtues, afflictions, and broken precepts that are the source of our suffering.
Description of the different visualizations in the Vajrasattva practice that purify our negativities.
Concluding the Vajrasattva practice with the determination not to repeat negative actions gives us the energy to transform our lives.
By complementing purification practice with the meditation on emptiness, we can work to eradicate our negative karma completely.