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Tibetan Buddhism Talks: Tibetan Buddhism with Gelek Rimpoche 31

Hinayana and Mahayana Distinction From Hinayana to Mahayana – one is built on the other. Theravada is helping yourself, based on that, Mahayana is helping everyone. Looking down on Dharma means to disparage any other spiritual tradition. Mahayana essence is ultimate, unlimited love and compassion. Audio Only

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Theravada and Mahayana and what makes you a Buddhist With Theravada as foundation, Mahayana’s universal compassion is built on that. because of urgent need, fast methods are found in Vajrayana. But pride is not called for, the practice has to be heartfelt. True Buddhist practice comes from clearly understanding the qualities of Buddha, Dharma and…
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Benefits of Bodhimind In this life we have extraordinary chance to encounter and cultivate bodhimind, very rare to even hear about. If we practice correctly, we will see improvement of becoming kinder and gentler. We won’t get burn-out and can continue bodhimind, which purifies all negativities and accumulates limitless virtue. Audio Only

Tibetan Buddhism Talks: Tibetan Buddhism with Gelek Rimpoche 28

Compassion: Essence of Mahayana Based on the foundation of refuge and knowledge of karma, the extraordinary compassion, known as bodhimind, is the essence of the Mahayana path. True compassion is based on love and therefore knows no burn out. Love is not to be confused with obsession, which is ego-based. Audio Only

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What Does It Mean To Reach Total Enlightenment What is total enlightenment and can we achieve it? Through dedicated practice of Mahayana-Vajrayana there is a way. The last two truths are cessation of suffering and the path to that. Buddhahood is ultimate cessation of all limits to ultimate happiness and capability. The path can be…
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Tibetan Buddhism Talks: Tibetan Buddhism with Gelek Rimpoche 26

The Causes of Our Discomfort Addictions and karma are the causes of suffering. Addictions can all be seen under the aspect of the Three Poisons, ignorance, hatred, obsession. We have to change out habits to overcome these. That’s main purpose of spiritual practice. To accomplish this we need to use morality, concentration and wisdom. Audio…
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Tibetan Buddhism Talks: Tibetan Buddhism with Gelek Rimpoche 25

Rebirth and Karma Is Rebirth Real? We have to carefully investigate. Without rebirth, the chain and cause and result would not make sense. Karma is our reality. Causes and conditions govern our lives. We are responsible for our life and future lives. Best karma: attain enlightenment to be then able to best help others Audio…
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Tibetan Buddhism Talks: Tibetan Buddhism with Gelek Rimpoche 24

Faith as basis for good qualities Analyzing and focusing together make the difference in spiritual life. It’s mind over matter and we can change our karma, the cause of suffering. There are positive, negative and neutral minds. Faith is a positive mind, needed as basis to develop compassion, which in turn is an antidote to…
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The Teaching’s of the Buddha For Us Today Remembering Buddha on Sakadawa Day, as reliable spiritual source. Buddha taught fundamental morality, along with meditation and wisdom, to eliminate pain and causes of pain and bring about profound happiness. Audio Only

Tibetan Buddhism Talks: Tibetan Buddhism with Gelek Rimpoche 22

Recognizing Delusions as Cause of Suffering through learning, investigating and meditating Learning is indispensable as prerequisite to investigating. Only then does meditation bring change. We have to investigate our own mental states such as obsession, hatred, pride. Audio Only

Tibetan Buddhism Talks: Tibetan Buddhism with Gelek Rimpoche 21

The Cause of All Our Difficulties We will learn that ultimately we are responsible for the development of our character and our character is what guides us to finding a way to end negativities, build positivities and being thoughtful. Audio Only

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Working with the Cause of Suffering After acknowledging and disliking our suffering, what do we do about it? Where does it come from? Examines the impermanent / empty character of suffering and the karmic / emotional causes. While positive actions are never wasted and you can’t escape negative deeds, there is some room to play….
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Introduction of the Cause of Suffering Suggests that why, how, where did it [ suffering and joy] come from are the real questions of the 2nd Noble Truth. We are after the causes that create not only suffering but happiness and joy as well. Who made it? We did. Offers personal responsibility and independent actions…
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Tibetan Buddhism Talks: Tibetan Buddhism with Gelek Rimpoche 18

The Purpose of Practice Examines the 3 goals of practice and aligns these goals with the purpose of each of the 4 Noble Truths. Further, it offers the 4 Noble Truths as targets that sequentially lead to total enlightenment. Audio Only

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Pervasive Suffering Pervasive suffering is the nature of suffering that both creates suffering and is the result of suffering. Audio Only

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