Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Ongoing teachings by Venerable Thubten Chodron on Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds.

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Steadfastness

Commentary on verses 46-49. How aspiration and steadfastness support and increase each other. Also the…

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The four powers that increase joyous effort

Commentary to verses 30-38 of Chapter 7, including the four powers that increase the strength…

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Courage to practice

By creating the causes to overcome discouragement the results will be joyous effort to practice…

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Overcoming discouragement

Commentary on verses 15-22 of Chapter 7, on overcoming discouragement and developing enthusiasm to practice…

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Taking pleasure in bad actions

Completion of the commentary on the intrusive conditions and incompatible propensities that interfere with practicing…

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Intrusive conditions and incompatible propensities

Continued explanation of the eight intrusive conditions and eight incompatible propensities that interfere with practicing…

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Distracted by the causes for pain

Commentary on verse 15 of Chapter 7 including the intrusive conditions and incompatible propensities that…

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

People do not learn by suffering

Counteracting laziness and developing joyous effort. Commentary on verses 11-14 of Chapter 7. Also why…

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Living in the jaws of death

Shantideva's advice for overcoming laziness and developing enthusiasm for practicing the Dharma. Commentary on verses…

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Averting the causes of war

Looking at war and current events from a Dharma perspective. Further commentary on verses 3…

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Making effort with joy

Covering Verses 1-4 of Chapter 7, discussing the true meaning of joyous effort and obstacles…

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