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Cultivating the Four Immeasurables

Meditation on compassion and personal distress

A guided meditation to help examine our experience of observing suffering and distinguish between responding…

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Isolation of body and mind

A review of verses 1-37 of Chapter 8, with discussion of the meaning and purpose…

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Volume 3 Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature

Equality of samsara and nirvana

Completing teaching from Chapter 12, explaining various meanings of "equality of samsara and nirvana" and…

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Giving up desire

How the cause of problems and pain is not the objects of attachment themselves, but…

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Volume 3 Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature

Excellent qualities can be cultivated limitlessly

Continuing teaching from Chapter 12, explaining how it it is possible to develop positive mental…

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

The disadvantages of samsara

Commentary on Shantideva's verses that point out the disadvantages of samsara, in order to develop…

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Volume 3 Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature

Is liberation possible?

Continuing teaching from Chapter 12, describing three reasons that make liberation possible

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Dharma in Daily Life

Transforming intellectual knowledge into compassiona...

Buddhism is full of lists—but how do we put our intellectual knowledge of the Dharma…

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Wealth is fraught with problems

Shantideva's verses describe the lengths we go to obtain wealth, sex, and possessions, and the…

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Volume 3 Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature

The mind and its potential

Completing teaching Chapter 11, "Freedom From Cyclic Existence" and commencing Chapter 12, "Mind and Its…

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

The body is not beautiful

Commentary on verses that help to see the body more objectively in order to counter…

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