Initial Motivation

(1) Remembering death and impermanence

  • The four misconceptions and the four white seals
  • Meditating on death

(2) Contemplating the suffering and happiness of future lives

  • The hot hells
  • The cold hells
  • The realm of the hungry ghosts
  • The animal realm

(3) The method to attain happiness in future lives

  • The causes of Refuge
  • The objects of Refuge
  • How to take Refuge
  • How to train after taking Refuge

(4) The law of cause and effect

  • The general explanation of karma
  • Detailed explanation of karma

Source: Yangsi Rinpoche. Practicing the Path: A Commentary on the Lamrim Chenmo. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2003.