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The Four Opponent Powers in Daily Life
Monday 19 September @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
In this course we will see how these four powers give a framework for constructing the meaningful life we want to live by causing genuine mental transformation, helping us to actually embody the spiritual qualities we seek.
Learn practical ways we can integrate an understanding of the four opponent powers to become more and more familiar with beneficial states of mind and reduce the tendencies and the habits that separate us from our own peace and can motivate actions that harm others.
The four opponent powers are the power of dependence, the power of regret, the power of the remedy and the power of resolve. Reflecting on the shortcomings of creating negative karma is the power of regret, and the remedy that purifies that negative karma is creating virtue, such as reciting the Vajrasattva mantra, doing meditation and so forth—but generally any virtue. The power of resolve is to determine not to create that negative karma again.
In this one month series we will look at the topic through the lens of short teachings by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, or Lama Yeshe. Eddie will also incorporate western viewpoints, and lead us in checking with our own experience with questioning and discussion.