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The final talk in a five-part series from Tiratanaloka's retreat on the 'Four Mind Turnings' of the Tibetan tradition. Here Maitreyi looks at pleasure and suffering in the context of samsara - compassionate responses to self and other, and how to loosen the bonds...
Talk given at Tiratanaloka Retreat Centre, 2005
This talk is part of the series The Four Mind-Turning Reflections.
|1.||Samsara and nirvana; separate selfhood leading to dissatisfaction and grasping (7:59)|
|2.||The three lakshanas of conditioned existence - dukkha (suffering); anitya (impermanence); anatman (emptiness of essential being); blame (1:59)|
|3.||Three forms of suffering; eight kinds of suffering; six kinds of suffering; Conze's view of suffering and pleasure; the wheel of life; experiences of suffering in our lives (5:39)|
|4.||The effect of reflecting on suffering; the Buddha's response after gaining Enlightenment (3:10)|
|5.||Trying to make samsara work; conditioning and how we hear the dharma (5:06)|
|6.||James Hillman on betrayal; experiencing our own suffering (6:35)|
|7.||Pema Chodron on experiencing suffering (3:04)|
|8.||Becoming disentangled from samsara; compassion arising from observing suffering (3:11)|
Total running time: 36:43