Where is the self?

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A series of teachings by Venerable Sangye Khadro given during the Green Tara Retreat at Sravasti Abbey and offered on-line from July 3 to July 10, 2020. The teachings include talks on the Green Tara Practice and commentary on Chapter 9 of Shantideva’s Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds. Venerable Sangye Khadro refers to Root Verses on Chapter 9 with Outline. She also refers to Chapter 9 Commentary by Dragpa Gyaltsen and Supplementary Notes on Shantideva’s Ninth Chapter.

  • Summary of verses covered
  • Fear of realizing emptiness
  • Selflessness of persons and phenomena
  • If there is a self, it should be findable
  • Meditation on looking for the self in the body and mind
  • The role of purification and merit in understanding emptiness
  • Refuting the non-Buddhist schools position on the self
  • Questions and answers
    • How do you refute the self as the collection of the parts?
    • What is the difference between space and emptiness?
    • Is there actually a partless particle?
08 Green Tara Retreat: Where is the Self? 07-07-20

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