In these weekly Sunday morning teachings spanning from March 2013 to December 2014, Gelek Rimpoche elaborates on the “Tibetan Buddhism” series, with the earlier sessions on the foundational Compassion for Oneself meditations, laying the ground work for the later sessions emphasizing Great Compassion for all living beings.

Essence of Tibetan Buddhism 37

Mental Faculties of Contact and Attention

Bodhimind relies on compassion, which includes self compassion. While looking after others, we cannot exclude ourselves. Setting the motivation of compassion reduces selfish intentions and encourages compassionate action.

Rimpoche briefly reviews mental faculty of contact and then discusses the mental faculty of attention, which after having made contact with any object with intention, then focuses on specific details in the object. Rimpoche then gives a brief summary of the five omnipresent mental faculties

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