The similarities and differences between the fundamental and universal vehicles, and the importance of avoiding sectarianism.
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Refuting inherent existence with refutations of inherently existent pain and pleasure.
Refutations of pleasure and objects of pleasure as being inherently existent. The dependent nature of sense objects, sense faculties and sense consciousnesses.
Discussion of how the self exists and doesn’t exist. How to use the analysis of one-or-many to meditate on the selflessness of the person.
Concluding the retreat with powerful verses by Shantideva on exchanging self and others.
The 5th to 12th great vows of the Medicine Buddha.
The advantages of cherishing others more than ourselves. The continuing teaching on Shantideva’s “Engaging in a Bodhisattva’s Deeds,” Chapter 8.
How to identify self-centeredness, considering its disadvantages, and why we should give it up.
Just as voids in the urban fabric give rise to plazas, so too the conventions and agreements we live by give shape to our existence.
While suffering is empty of inherent existence, it still exists conventionally and must be addressed. A continuing commentary on Shantideva Chapter 8.