Teaching on how to identify the conventionally existent person and challenge its appearance of being inherently existent.
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Going over practice syllogisms and teaching on Chapter 7 on the two types of valid syllogisms.
Continuing the section on insight and explaining how realizing selflessness cuts the root of samsara.
Leading the class in analyzing practice syllogisms written by students.
Beginning the section on insight and covering the two kinds of grasping at self (persons and phenomena.)
Reviewing “Unpacking the Buddhist Enthymeme” in Chapter 6 and examining real-life syllogisms sent in by students.
Teaching on flawed methods of meditating, the five faults, the six powers, the four types of attention, and how to know you’ve attained serenity.
Finishing the section on counterpervasion in Chapter 6 and moves onto Components of a Syllogism and Epistemological Requirements.
Review of meditative stability and developing serenity (samatha) and insight (vipashyana).
Explaining how to progress from serenity to the jhanas, and describing the first four of the six supernormal powers.