Commentary on “The Eight Verses of Thought Transformation”. How to use them to practice in daily life, especially in difficult situations.
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How to integrate “The Eight Verses of Thought Transformation” into our meditation.
Commentary on verses 1-2 of the Eight Verses of Thought Transformation by Geshe Langri Tangpa.
Covering the sections in Chapter 7 “Cultivating a Compassionate Intention” and “Mind Training.”
How bodhichitta is the most meaningful pursuit in life, and a three-level meditation on love and compassion.
The two factors necessary to develop love and compassion, and two meditations to generate the feeling of closeness with others.
Expectations, fairness and compassion in the context of understanding our own and others’ unsatisfactory experience in samsara.
Similarities between the unsatisfactory experience in samsara and a bucket in a well, with focus on understanding our own experience of dukkha.
Chapter 21: “Feeling Empathy.” The first two similarities between the unsatisfactory experience of samsara, and a bucket in a well.
Excerpts from the book Awaken Every Day: 365 Buddhist Reflections to Invite Mindfulness and Joy