Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Imagining our death and pacifying distractions

Commentary on verses from Shanitdeva on the benefits of subduing distractions to meditation including attachment…

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Attachment to body, friends, and family

Commentary on verses by Shantideva covering antidotes for attachment to the body, friends, and relatives.

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Attachment hinders our concentration

Commentary to verses 23 - 28, which describe attachment as a hindrance, and dwelling in…

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

The faults of attachment

Commentary on verses that cover the faults of attachment to material possessions, reputation, fame, praise…

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Childish sentient beings

How attachment to childish sentient beings and their nonvirtuous activities is an obstacle to Dharma…

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Abandoning attachment

Commentary to verses 4-7 of Chapter 8, "Meditation". How attachment hinders serenity meditation, identifying attachment,…

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Review of Chapter Five: “Guarding Alertness...

Review of the first half of Chapter 5 "Guarding Alertness," (introspective awareness) from Shantideva's "Engaging…

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Giving up attachment

Commentary on verses 1-3 of Chapter 8, "Meditation". How attachment to the wonders of this…

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Making effort, joyfully

Commentary to verses 68-76 of Chapter 7, "Enthusiasm". How to use conscientiousness and introspection as…

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Joy and rest as supports for joyous effort

How to generate the strong intention to apply antidotes to the afflictions, and engage in…

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Self-confidence

Commentary on verses 47-58. The role of self-confidence in progressing on the path and the…

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