Teachings by Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

In this set of six talks given at the 2004 Yarne retreat at Gampo Abbey, Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown discusses the three levels of vows taught in Tibetan Buddhism:

  • The Hinayana Pratimoksha vows of individual liberation
  • The Mahayana Bodhisattva vow to liberate all beings
  • The Vajrayana samaya vow of Sacred Outlook

She lays the ground work for this exploration by describing in engaging detail the kleshas, our afflictive emotions, as the cause of our suffering. This leads naturally to an extended discussion of karma and the different ways karma can be understood.

Talk 1       Talk 2       Talk 3       Talk 4       Talk 5       Talk 6

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