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TEACHINGS AND MEDITATIONS
For The Initial Scope Practitioner
(One who wishes to be free from the fear of death and to achieve rebirth in a higher realm.)

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PRELIMINARY MEDITATION, PRAYERS 
AND DEDICATION

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Calming the mind with a short meditation on the breath.   (3 minutes)

calming2.ram

calming2.rm

Prayers said before the teaching.   (14 minutes)

prayers1.ram

prayers1.rm

Dedication said at the end of the teaching.   (1 minute)

dedicatn.ram

dedicatn.rm

 

TEACHINGS

 

Lesson 1 - The Meaning and Significance of Taking Refuge
 
Part One  (32 minutes)
refuge_a.ram refuge_a.rm
Lesson 1 - The Meaning and Significance of Taking Refuge
  Part Two  (31 minutes)
refuge_b.ram refuge_b.rm
Lesson 2 - Characteristics of an Appropriate Retreat Environment- guidelines from Ven. Geshe Michael Roach
(34 minutes)  
retreat.ram retreat.rm
Lesson 3 - Death   (45 minutes) deth_im1.ram deth_im1.rm
Lesson 4 - Death and Impermanence   (36 minutes) deth_im2.ram vdeth_im2.rm
Lesson 5 - The Ten Non-Virtuous Actions  (59 minutes) 10non_vir_act_1.ram 10non_vir_act_1.rm
Lesson 6 - The Ten Non-Virtuous Actions (continued)   (60 minutes) 10non_vir_act_2.ram 10non_vir_act_2.rm
Lesson 7 - Five Problems Experienced During Meditation and the Eight Antidotes
(28 minutes)
med_prob1.ram med_prob1.rm
Lesson 8 - Five Problems Experienced During Meditation and the Eight Antidotes
(42 minutes)
med_prob2.ram med_prob2.rm
Lesson 9 - Five Problems Experienced During Meditation and the Eight Antidotes
(6 minutes)
med_prob3.ram med_prob3.rm

MEDITATIONS

 

Meditation on Shakyamuni Buddha   
(30 minutes) - guidelines from Ven. Thubten Chodron
s_buddha.ram s_buddha.rm
Meditation on Impermanence
(13 minutes)
imprm_md.ram imprm_md.rm
Meditation on Death
(11 minutes)
9pt_death_med.ram 9pt_death_med.rm
Meditation Purifying Negative Actions Using the Four Opponent Powers   (8 minutes) 4_op_pwr_med.ram 4_op_pwr_med.rm

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