Tibetan

The Tantric Buddhism of the Himalayas; its best-known teacher is the Dalai Lama
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    37 Practices of the Bodhisattva - verse 8 Paid Member

    Ken McLeod continues his commentary on the 37 Practices of the Bodhisattva with Verse 8. Watch the other videos here. 8 The suffering in the lower realms is really hard to endure. The Sage says it is the result of destructive actions. For that reason, even if your life is at risk, Don’t engage in destructive actions — this is the practice of a bodhisattva. What are your experiences of destructive emotions taking you to the "lower realms"? How long after you experience destructive emotions do you see the consequences? More »
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    37 Practices of the Bodhisattva - Verse 7 Paid Member

    Ken McLeod continues his commentary on the 37 Practices of the Bodhisattva with Verse 7. Watch the other videos here. 7 Locked up in the prison of their own patterning Whom can ordinary gods protect? Who can you count on for refuge? Go for refuge in the Three Jewels — this is the practice of a bodhisattva. 1. What do you take refuge in and why? That is, when things get difficult, what, really, do you rely on?2. What challenges do you face in letting go of your habitual refuge and relying on your own experience? More »
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    37 Practices of the Bodhisattva - Verse 5 Paid Member

    Ken McLeod continues his commentary on the 37 Practices of the Bodhisattva with Verse 5. Watch the other videos here. 5 With some friends, the three poisons keep growing, Study, reflection, and meditation weaken, And loving kindness and compassion fall away. Give up bad friends — this is the practice of a bodhisattva. More »
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    Intelligence & Investigation Paid Member

    Some people may think of spirituality as the practice of having faith in something. Some others may see the dharma as being like a spiritual massage. The way I see the dharma, however, is that intelligence and investigation are even more important than faith. To practice the dharma is to look into the content of one’s life in a very deep way. To do this, one must be able to discern between one’s strengths and one’s shortcomings. This is not possible through faith alone. More »
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    37 Practices of the Bodhisattva Home Paid Member

    Click on the title of a video below to watch Ken McLeod's commentaries on the 37 Practices of the Bodhisattva, formulated by Thogme Zhangpo in the 14th century. More »