Completing the section “Only Dharma helps at the time of death” in Chapter 9, explaining the importance of practicing the Dharma.
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Covering verses 1.1c-1.4 on Shantideva’s purpose for writing the text and the eight freedoms and ten fortunes afforded by a precious human life.
Finding the value of love in searching for peace and equanimity.
Teaching nine-point death meditation, from the section “Learning from Our Own Mortality” in Chapter 9.
Giving an overview of the text and covering the Verse on Shantideva’s homage to the Triple Gem.
How the taking and giving meditation is a powerful tool for eradicating self-centeredness and cultivating love and compassion towards all beings equally.
Finishing Chapter 8 and beginning Chapter 9 “Looking Beyond This Life”, covering sections “Gross and Subtle Impermanence” and “Learning from Our Own Mortality”.
Talking about heart-warming love and compassion and teaching on attachment to inherently existent things and their characteristics and on two extreme views.
Speaking on developing close relationships without attachment and teaching on the meaning of love and compassion and benefits of cherishing others.
Leading a meditation on equanimity and teaching on the the seven-point cause and effect method to generate bodhicitta.