Spiritual study is considered only the first step, and traditionally for a complete spiritual practice to be successful, there is also the additional steps of contemplating and then obviously actually practicing what you’ve studied.
A lot of this practice is done in meditation, so even if you’ve studied a lot of Buddhism for years, if you haven’t done a lot of meditation and your other daily practices then it probably won’t have much effect on you. It’s essential that you have a daily diet of spiritual practice. That’s exactly what this series of classes delivers, all in a sweet combination of traditional instruction, practical advice, guided meditations, and Q&A.
To download all the class and guided meditation audios for this entire series (1997-1999), please download the following:
October 27, 1997: Full Class: Guided Meditation through the Preliminaries and a Meditation for ProtectionDownload Audio
Topics include: preliminaries to meditation; importance of regular daily practice; discussion about how to do your daily practice; Guided meditation through the meditation preliminaries; guided Giving and Taking meditation