Lesson One Contemplations

The prompts below are meant to offer you an opportunity to self-reflect and integrate the teachings in this lesson into your lived experience. For guidance, see How to Work with the Contemplations.


  • What does it mean to be a genuine practitioner?


  • The hinayana is the path of individual liberation—but isn’t it selfish to focus on your own development?


  • How does looking at the world through the lens of the four noble truths contrast with our usual way of looking at the world?


  • If we cut distractions and simplify, what are we left with as the ground for going forward?

Complete and continue