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Series: Three Principal Aspects of the Path (Teachings 2002-07)
A series of talks by Venerable Thuben Chodron on Lama Tsongkhapa’s Three Principal Aspects of the Path given in various locations around the United States from 2002-2007.
How the Buddhist teachings plant in our minds the seed of the realizations that will will eventually lead us to liberation and enlightenment.
We are stuck in cyclic existence. Through the teachings, we see the problems of cyclic existence and begin to find our way out.
How to work with mental obstacles that keep us from practicing the Dharma.
How we can use our precious human life to advance ourselves on the Dharma path.
Contemplating the rarity of a precious human life complete with both the ability and the freedom to study the Dharma inspires us to further our practice.
By reflecting carefully and thoroughly on death and impermanence, we reach the conclusion that we must practice Dharma purely.
The Buddhist practice of meditation on our own deaths can free our minds from the attachments and obsessions that often disrupt our daily lives.
Karma is definite, expandable, doesn’t get lost, and results from the causes that we have created through the actions of our body, speech, and mind.
Avoiding and purifying the negative karma created through the actions of our body, speech, and mind.