Idea Images: A Gift of Liberation 40: The Magic of Empty Meditations: Exchanging Self and Others (2023)

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Here is a collection of Idea Images (Idims) which represent all the important ideas of this course. It’s a great tool to connect the image mentally with the important idea. There’s a tradition in this lineage that when you learn a topic you review it at least two times after the class. Preferably once on the day of the class and preferably once the next day or two days later. As Geshe Michael pointed out in this course:

I personally think it’s a great idea to do your traditional lineage required review by just looking at the pictures. Personally I make myself breakfast and I set the images down on the table and I slop food into my mouth, and I drink my coffee and try to remember what was this picture about. And for me it’s a very pleasant breakfast. It’s kind of like a Dharma breakfast.”

Please Note: To make this an even more powerful study tool we linked each image to the exact time in the video where Geshe Michael explains the important idea. You can just click on each Idim and it will open the video at the precise location.

Idim 40.1: An offering of the lower half, to prove it can be done

Idim 40.2: Make a prayer to be like Courage, who gave his body to the tiger

Idim 40.3: Croissant meditation

Idim 40.4: Someone to be patient towards

Idim 40.5: More precious than a wish-giving gem

Idim 40.6: Drowning in four rivers

Idim 40.7: Advice from the Offering to Lamas

Idim 40.8: Switching out

Idim 40.9: Giving before taking

Idim 40.10: Using the razor of taking

Idim 40.11: Working through the realms

Idim 40.12: Tonglen on myself

Idim 40.13: Spreading it to all planets

Idim 40.14: Finally, our enemy…

Idim 40.15: Skipping, like the Lion’s Dance

Idim 40.16: Scared is good

Idim 40.17: I will be the rain

Idim 40.18: Safe & warm

Idim 40.19: The definition of delicious

Idim 40.20: A gift of pen thinking

Idim 40.21: Whatever they want

Idim 40.22a: A new mantra for us, all day

Idim 40.22b: Bless me, Lama of Compassion

Idim 40.23: Lung sems jukpa chik

Idim 40.24: Teacher breathing

Idim 40.25: Back to pung sumpa with others nearby

Idim 40.26: The dangers of success

Idim 40.27: The anachronism of germs

Idim 40.28: Tracing back; detective work

Idim 40.28a: A place to work out our bad karma

Idim 40.29: Happy I succeeded

Idim 40.30: An inspiration rather than an obstacle

Idim 40.31: Wake up call from Muara Jambi

Idim 40.32: Protest movement by emptiness

Idim 40.33: Disasters are your friend

Idim 40.34: Careful on the narrow way

Idim 40.35: A great fixer for pride

Idim 40.36: credit card troubles