Virtual | Feb 2021
A contemplation on the Ten Perfections.
Dharma Talk: The Ten Perfections #1: A Generous Heart
This talk explores the power of cultivating an attitude of love and care in your life.
You’ll learn what the Buddha said about giving, how intimately receiving is connected to generosity, the shadow-side of the practice and the power of taking generous action when you feel called.
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Dharma Talk: The Ten Perfections - #2 Be Virtuous
This talk explores how paying attention to your behavior can support you in your life. You’ll learn how all traditions have guidelines regarding your moral behavior, how morality is often based on a negativity bias and how ultimately, it’s up to you to determine what you really want and define for yourself what it means to be virtuous and in integrity.
Dharma Talk: The Ten Perfections: #3 Renounce What Does Not Serve You
This talk explores the potential of mindful renunciation. You’ll learn how critically important it is to know what is most important, cultivate the thoughts, behaviors, and actions that will bring about that outcome and as well, identify and modify the thoughts, behaviors, and actions that get in the way of that outcome.
Dharma Talk: The Ten Perfections: #4 Seek to Truly Understand
This talk explores how to cultivate wisdom and insight.
You’ll learn about the importance of cultivating the wise heart, what gets in the way of seeing clearly, the anatomy of an insight and how to balance wisdom with compassion.
Dharma Talk: The Ten Perfections: #5 Manage Your Energy
This talk explores how to cultivate vitality, courage and resilience in your life. You’ll learn how you can manage the energy you have, how to evaluate how your applying resilience to your life and how to build vigor and confidence in pursuing that which calls you.
Dharma Talk: The Ten Perfections: #6 Be Patient and Tolerant
This talk explores how to cultivate the quality of patience and self-restraint. You’ll learn about the power of refraining from those who have caused you harm, how to endure hardship, how to cultivate greater confidence in ultimate truth and about the near-enemies of patience and forbearance.
Dharma Talk: The Ten Perfections: #7 Seek Truth and Be Truthful
This talk explores how to attune to what is true.
You’ll learn how to discern between conventional and eternal truth, two essential teachings of truth and how to use your relationships and wise speech as a doorway to greater clarity and self-awareness.
Dharma Talk: The Ten Perfections: #8 Develop Strong Determination
This talk explores the power of grit.
You’ll learn the importance of first creating goals that are fully aligned with your heart and spirit and then developing your capacity to stay on your path, developing both perseverance as well as deep, intuitive inner listening.
Dharma Talk: The Ten Perfections: #9 Be Kind and Compassionate
The talk explores the power of loving-kindness. You’ll learn how to be more of a well-wisher to all, some techniques as to express kindness in the world and a reflection on what might happen in your life if you were to be more adept at responding to challenges with an open heart.