Review of the second half of Chapter 5 covering Shantideva’s explanation of how to train in the ethics of gathering virtue and the ethics of benefiting others.
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A guided meditation on the four immeasurables—love, compassion, joy, and equanimity.
A guided analytical meditation on loving-kindness or metta, focusing on offering safety to friends, enemies and strangers.
Discussion of the non-virtues mentioned in the “Bodhisattvas’ Confession of Ethical Downfalls”. Also the need for self-acceptance in purification.
A guided contemplation on establishing a daily spiritual practice, the benefits and overcoming hindrances.
Reviewing Chapter 3 discussing five aggregates and virtuous mental factors with examples.
A guided meditation on the eight stages of the death process.
Venerable Thubten Semkye reviews the first two teachings by Venerable Thubten Chodron on the wisdom section of the Gomchen Lamrim.
There are many ways to consider one’s desire to ordain. Motivation is the most important factor.
Getting clear about what compassion is and is not. Increasing compassion by changing our perspective on the world and others.