It's common for us to think that we're either a bad practitioner or a good practitioner. But, we should always be thinking in terms of: "How can I become a better practitioner?". So, where do we start? With aspiration.
Otros episodios de "Listen Contemplate Meditate"
The Most Important Position | Lama Tsering Everest
32:49When we’re kids, our parents world can revolve around us. Then, as we grow older, we begin to instinctively think about ourselves and our growing needs. The problem is, the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas taught that this selfish thinking is the source of our suffering. So how do we cultivate selflessness? We start by examining the kindness of our parents.
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A Guided Meditation (Teaching) | Lama Padma Gyatso
57:06Meditation isn't a state, but rather a method to get used to knowing what's going on. The point is to notice how our present mind is. When we begin to know our current mind—instead of focusing on a future, more peaceful mind—we can begin working with who we really are. Lama Padma explains.
The Endless Cycle of Becoming | Lama Tsering Everest
37:36We wear lots of hats, constantly inventing who we are–an artist, a housekeeper, a lover, a business woman–never understanding who we actually are and dealing with the anxieties that come with that misunderstanding. But when our masquerade of purpose starts to break, an opportunity to be more authentic presents itself.
Diminishing Hopes and Fears Through The Four Thoughts | Lama Padma Gyatso
1:02:31In this teaching, Lama Padma Gyatso talks about diminishing hopes and fears through the four thoughts. By applying these principals in our own life, we can arrive at a place of feeling that we finally have what we’ve been longing for.
The Constant Search For Happiness | Lama Tsering Everest
52:11Part of the very fabric of life is our constant search for happiness. We can try to have a positive outlook on things or maybe we can distract ourselves with activities we enjoy. But regardless of the outcome, nothing lasts forever and we find ourselves again and again facing the challenge of satisfying our needs. This cycle is what the Buddha called suffering and is the predicament we find ourselves in. That being said, there is a silver lining... we have the spiritual path.
Finding The Heart Of Compassion | Lama Padma Gyatso
1:28:51Compassion—the aspiration that suffering cease—is a powerful antidote to self-centeredness that momentarily releases us from focusing on ourselves and our problems. Lama Padma talks about the benefits and usefulness of compassion. Recorded on Dec. 11th, 2016