Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature: Four Attributes of the First Noble Truth Continued

Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature: Four Attributes of the First Noble Truth Continued

In this session, spiritual director John Bruna continues teaching on the 16 attributes of the Four Noble Truths, as presented in the Text “Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature” by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Venerable Thubten Chodron. This session focuses on the second attribute of the first noble truth; the unsatisfactoriness of conditioned existence….

Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature: Four Attributes of the First Noble Truth

Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature: Four Attributes of the First Noble Truth

In this session, spiritual director John Bruna begins teaching on the 16 attributes of the Four Noble Truths, as presented in the Text “Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Venerable Thubten Chodron. He discusses the truth of impermanence and explains how understanding and accepting impermanence can relieve much suffering…

Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature: Methods for Eliminating Suffering

Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature: Methods for Eliminating Suffering

In this session, spiritual director John Bruna speaks on 4 different methods of cessation as presented in the Text “Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Venerable Thubten Chodron. Additionally, John talks about the 5 hindrances and how they obstruct our progress on the path to awakening.

Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature: Suffering and the Path to Cessation

Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature: Suffering and the Path to Cessation

In this session, The Way of Compassion Dharma Center spiritual director John Bruna, continues his commentary on the Text Samsara, Nirvana, and BuddhaNature with a discussion on the Buddhist view of Duhkha which is translated as suffering. He offers practical advice on engaging with a path that leads to the removal of this suffering by…

Foundations of Buddhist Practice: Characteristics of Karma 2

Foundations of Buddhist Practice: Characteristics of Karma 2

In this episode, John gives clear guidance on how to engage with the Buddhist teachings on Karma. He specifically talks about 2 characteristics of Karma giving guidance on how we need to plant the seeds of wholesome actions to experience their results and how we can mitigate previous unwholesome actions by applying the 4 opponent…

Foundations of Buddhist Practice: Characteristics of Karma

Foundations of Buddhist Practice: Characteristics of Karma

In this session, John Bruna unpacks the commentary by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Venerable Thubten Chodron on the characteristics of Karma. John takes time to clarify how karma is definite and expandable. He also talks about how we will not experience the effect of an action that we have not done and how…

Foundations of Buddhist Practice: The Law of Karma

Foundations of Buddhist Practice: The Law of Karma

In this episode, spiritual director John Bruna continues his commentary on the teachings of the law of karma which are presented in the book “Foundations of Buddhist Practice” by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Venerable Thubten Chodron. John gives a comprehensive explanation of what role our actions play in the creation of karma and…