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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

We are all equal

Explanation of the first three points of the nine-point meditation on equalizing self and others.

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Library of Wisdom and Compassion

Generosity of the heart

How to cultivate the four brahmaviharas or divine abodes of love, compassion, empathetic joy, and…

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An Open-Hearted Life

Empathic distress

How compassion can fall into empathic distress, or compassion fatigue, when our focus turns from…

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Cultivating the Four Immeasurables

Meditation on empathic distress

A guided meditation on the difference between compassion and personal distress.

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Everyone wants happiness

Explanation of the nine-point equalizing self and other meditation, covering point 1, how everyone equally…

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Venerable Chodron in front of the wooden Kuan Yin statue in Chenrezig Hall.
Cultivating Compassion

Compassion manifesting in skillful means

An article about compassion and skillful means as an expression of compassion published in Mindfulness.

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Meditation on equanimity

An explanation of equanimity and its importance in developing bodhicitta including a guided meditation on…

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Guest read Dharma books on the Chenrezig Hall deck.
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Reading list

An extensive bibliography of resources for further study.

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Wealth is suffering

How wealth causes suffering and that it is better to strive for the wealth of…

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