Conventional and ultimate existence

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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.

  • Questions and answers
    • How does the first criteria for conventional existence apply to emptiness?
    • How could emptiness be known to a conventional consciousness?
    • What does it mean to be know by the world?
    • Does an arya see ultimate and conventional truths?
    • Is there a difference between mind and consciousness?
    • How can one deal with a fear to meditate on emptiness?
  • Verse 9.2c: The definition of ultimate truth
  • Verse 9.2d: The definition of conventional truth
  • Verse 9.3: The types of persons who experience the two truths
  • Verse 9.4ab: Lower views are refuted by higher views
  • Verse 9.4cd: The use of analogies
  • Verse 9.5: Ordinary beings and yogis see conventional things differently
06 Green Tara Retreat: Conventional and Ultimate Existence 07-06-20

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