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.
Teaching nine-point death meditation, from the section “Learning from Our Own Mortality” in Chapter 9.
Finishing Chapter 8 and beginning Chapter 9 “Looking Beyond This Life”, covering sections “Gross and Subtle Impermanence” and “Learning from Our Own Mortality”.
Leading a meditation on equanimity and teaching on the the seven-point cause and effect method to generate bodhicitta.
Continuing teaching from Chapter 8 “The Essence of a Meaningful Life” covering eight worldly concerns and how they impede our Dharma practice.
Speaking on the benefits of meditation on impermanence and teaching on six root afflictions that act as the causes of cyclic existence.
Reviewing the last set of points in the 9-point death meditation on the fact that only spiritual practice helps at the time death
Reviewing Buddhist views on death and speaking on the importance of accepting our death so that could die in a positive state of mind.
Speaking on dependent arising and starting teachings on the first attachment that keeps us bound in samsara: attachment to this life.