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The Four Mind-Turning Reflections

by Dhammadinna

The first talk in a five-part series from Tiratanaloka's retreat on the 'Four Mind Turnings' of the Tibetan tradition.

This introductory talk by Dhammadinna is an ideal entry point to the world of the mind-turnings. Seen as foundations for the building of practice, the reflections encourage us to make life meaningful in the face of a relentlessly ungovernable reality. A strong look in the mirror of the heart.

Talk given at Tiratanaloka Retreat Centre, 2005

This talk is part of the series The Four Mind-Turning Reflections.

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1. The Four Reflections are connected with Going for Refuge (4:14) 
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2. Foundations for practice and a Path of Regular Steps (7:30) 
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3. Nisarana - the renunciation of false refuges (3:53) 
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4. Tsongkhapa on the first two reflections and renunciation of the pleasures of this life (4:03) 
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5. This precious human life and death and impermanence (7:05) 
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6. The second two reflections and overcoming clinging to future pleasures; karma and its consequences (6:01) 
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7. Seeing conditioned existence in terms of the three laksanas; giving up craving without harmful side effects (7:28) 

Total running time: 40:14