Last updated:

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 43.1: Hungry for lojong

Idim 43.2: Push your three doors

Idim 43.3: Avoiding prejudice

Idim 43.4: Lojong around powerful objects

Idim 43.5: Sweet when well-fed

Idim 43.6: Rather than

Idim 43.7: Worst of the six: Backwards rejoicing

Idim 43.8: Tune it like a guitar

Idim 43.9: A decisive cut

Idim 43.10: Don’t look for any thanks

Idim 43.11: How we change in a group

Idim 43.12: Not like the weather in the spring

Idim 43.13: Three points to how we group the perfections

Idim 43.14: Proof we did not give

Idim 43.15: Pause to make sure they’re satisfied

Idim 43.16: Try to give without pride

Idim 43.17: Don’t ruin it with second thoughts

Idim 43.18: Wrap it on both sides

Idim 43.19: Giving of the Dharma

Idim 43.20: Who we are call a “Lama”

Idim 43.21: The highest form of sharing

Idim 43.22: Serving the spirits

Idim 43.23: Skillful means teaching

Idim 43.24: Sharing things

Idim 43.25: Fundraising state of mind

Idim 43.26: A good time to learn the four types of giving

Idim 43.27: The special kindness of helping prisoners

Idim 43.28: Learn to make small efforts

Idim 43.29: Perfection of sharing during Tonglen

Idim 43.30: Has giving ever been perfected?

Idim 43.31: The decision is the perfection

Idim 43.32: I will lose it anyway

Idim 43.33: It cannot be dishonestly obtained

Idim 43.34: Never hurt yourself

Idim 43.35: Some things should not be given

Idim 43.36: To someone who will misuse a book

Idim 43.37: Khen Rinpoche: “Secret is Secret”

Idim 43.38: Avoiding giving around a bad worldview about giving

Idim 43.39: Helping the most, rather than the one; a balance in our life

Idim 43.40: Taking a life we have no right to

Idim 43.41: A motley crew of bad attitudes

Idim 43.42: Practices for getting ready to give our body

Idim 43.43: Also ready & preserve other possessions for giving