Diligence is the fourth of the 6 Paramitas. How we practice this virtue is important. Being diligent is not a simple mustering of energy, gritting our teeth and enduring the austerity of a practice as if it were an athletic contest. Diligence requires familiarity and confidence in practice and its results. Diligence is actively and energetically finding joy in practice. This talk looks at these aspects of diligence and identifies obstacles to joy in practice
Lama Tom Broadwater took refuge with Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche in 1999 and completed a three year retreat under his direction in 2012. He is the Resident Lama at the Athens Ohio Center. Lama Tom worked as a Social Worker Administrator for thirty five years before retiring a few years ago. He is also the father of two and grandfather of three children. Lama Tom teaches at Columbus KTC every 4th Sunday of the month and is the spiritual guide and inspiration for our Ngondro group that meets monthly on the 4th Sunday.
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