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Examining the teachings on the bodhisattva practices and emptiness in the fundamental and universal vehicles.
Continued commentary on Chandrakirti’s homage to great compassion, explaining three ways to observe sentient beings with compassion.
The similarities and differences between the fundamental and universal vehicles, and the importance of avoiding sectarianism.
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.