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At the end of the Diamond Cutter Sutra
, there is a powerful verse to help us reflect on emptiness and impermanence. This verse is also recited at the end of "Praise to Shakyamuni Buddha
" a common prayer that is often recited in Prayers Before Teaching Occasions.
In this course, Lama Zopa Rinpoche gives pith instructions for how to meditate on this verse and apply its meaning in daily life.
These teachings are extracted from the Light of the Path Retreat, September 2009 & 2010 in North America taught by Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
"Looking at causative phenomena, basically means you recollect the specific objects which are for you the objects of attachment, anger, ignorance. Remember those main objects of the delusions. Then, it's like throwing an atomic bomb on your enemy, the delusions: everything is totally made into pieces, disintegrated.
- Lama Zopa Rinpoche
When you purchase this course, you will receive an email with a link to download a PDF, which contains the enrollment key required to access this course on the online learning site at http://onlinelearning.fpmt.orgTOPICS COVERED IN THIS COURSESession One: Ignorance versus Reality
Session Two: A Real Holiday
- Like a star, verse from Praise to Shakyamuni Buddha
- Ignorance has its own view
- What the omniscience mind sees
- Like a star
- Like a defective view
- Like a butterlamp
- Like an Illusion
- Like a dew drop
- Like a water bubble
- Like a dream
- Like lightning
- Like clouds
ACCOMPANYING VIDEO EXCERPTS IN THIS COURSE
- Analogies for ignorance, emptiness, and impermanence
- The essence of each analogy
- Bringing peace to your mind
- Smashing delusions with the Diamond Cutter Sutra similes
- What we have been believing all this time
- Meditation on the Diamond Cutter Sutra similes
- A real holiday
OTHER MATERIAL IN THIS COURSE
- "Ignorance has its Own View" (14 min)
- "Like a Magician's Illusion" (24 min)
- "Diamond Cutter Meditation" (20 min)
- A reading pack in PDF format
- Meditations & Practices
- Mindfulness exercises for daily life
- Service component or karma yoga exercises
- Questions for discussion for student/facilitator review & assessment
- Suggested readings
- Helpful resources
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