The categories of friend, enemy and stranger come from our own mind. How to reflect to decrease bias toward others and develop an equal caring attitude.
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The causes to create in order to develop bodhicitta, the altruistic intention. The importance of developing equanimity to lay the foundation for bodhicitta.
By reflecting on it’s benefits we will be inspired to create the causes to develop the altruistic intention.
The teachings for the advanced level practitioner begins with a commentary on Chandrakirti’s homage to great compassion.
Reflections on David Brooks’ “New York Times” article on the power of altruism.
Concluding the retreat with powerful verses by Shantideva on exchanging self and others.
The advantages of cherishing others more than ourselves. The continuing teaching on Shantideva’s “Engaging in a Bodhisattva’s Deeds,” Chapter 8.
We will take the mental habits we cultivate now into our old age, so it would be wise for us to cultivate forgiveness, kindness and compassion now.
Ten ways that the practice of altruism benefits an altruistic person in his or her everyday life.
The 25 special qualities that arise from collecting merit and wisdom. Practical guidelines for creating the causes and conditions for the two collections.