The importance of the meditation on death and impermanence, how it helps us to re-prioritize our lives and consider what is most meaningful.
Series: Stages of the Path: Death and Impermanence (BBCorner 2009)
A series of short talks by Venerable Thubten Chodron on death and impermanence, as described in the Guru Puja text by the first Panchen Lama Lobsang Chokyi Gyaltsen.
Beginning to discuss the nine-point death meditation. How thinking about death is important and how it helps us to set our priorities.
A continuation of the nine-point death meditation, considering how our time of death is indefinite, that we cannot choose when we will die.
Considering how our possessions will not be of help at the time of death, that we cannot take them with us.
Considering the people in our lives, the karma we create in relationship with them, and how to cultivate a healthy relationship with those we love.
The importance of cultivating a healthy relationship with our body.
How contemplating death and impermanence can lead us to taking refuge in the Three Jewels.
How Buddhist teachings on lower realms differ from theistic religions, and the importance of creating the causes for the results we want to have.