Giving an overview of the text and covering the Verse on Shantideva’s homage to the Triple Gem.
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A Christian pastor and Buddhist nun discuss gun violence prevention and promoting nonviolence from the perspective of their spiritual traditions.
How the taking and giving meditation is a powerful tool for eradicating self-centeredness and cultivating love and compassion towards all beings equally.
Finishing Chapter 8 and beginning Chapter 9 “Looking Beyond This Life”, covering sections “Gross and Subtle Impermanence” and “Learning from Our Own Mortality”.
Talking about heart-warming love and compassion and teaching on attachment to inherently existent things and their characteristics and on two extreme views.
Speaking on developing close relationships without attachment and teaching on the meaning of love and compassion and benefits of cherishing others.
Leading a meditation on equanimity and teaching on the the seven-point cause and effect method to generate bodhicitta.
Continuing teaching from Chapter 8 “The Essence of a Meaningful Life” covering eight worldly concerns and how they impede our Dharma practice.
Speaking on the benefits of meditation on impermanence and teaching on six root afflictions that act as the causes of cyclic existence.
Giving detailed instruction on how to meditate on one’s own death and reflecting on the defects of cyclic existence as an antidote to attachment.