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Episodes

Wealth is fraught with problems

9/22/2022
Shantideva’s verses describe the lengths we go to obtain wealth, sex, and possessions, and the suffering this ultimately brings.

Duration:01:14:38

The body is not beautiful

9/15/2022
Commentary on verses that help to see the body more objectively in order to counter the distraction of attachment which interferes with meditation.

Duration:01:15:45

The foulness of the body

9/8/2022
To counter desire for the body, Shantideva gives us verses to pull back the veil of exaggeration to see the body’s real nature.

Duration:01:23:34

The skeleton in the body

9/1/2022
Commentary to verses 41-47 of Shantideva’s Chapter 8. Reflecting on the nature of the body to counter the distraction of sexual desire.

Duration:01:20:32

Imagining our death and pacifying distractions

8/25/2022
Commentary on verses from Shanitdeva on the benefits of subduing distractions to meditation including attachment to friends, relatives and the body.

Duration:01:24:06

Attachment to body, friends, and family

8/18/2022
Commentary on verses by Shantideva covering antidotes for attachment to the body, friends, and relatives.

Duration:01:21:03

Attachment hinders our concentration

8/14/2022
Commentary to verses 23 – 28, which describe attachment as a hindrance, and dwelling in isolation as beneficial for developing concentration.

Duration:01:18:56

The faults of attachment

7/21/2022
Commentary on verses that cover the faults of attachment to material possessions, reputation, fame, praise and worldly beings.

Duration:01:21:59

Childish sentient beings

7/14/2022
How attachment to childish sentient beings and their nonvirtuous activities is an obstacle to Dharma practice and the development of concentration.

Duration:01:25:16

Abandoning attachment

6/30/2022
Commentary to verses 4-7 of Chapter 8, “Meditation”. How attachment hinders serenity meditation, identifying attachment, and recognizing it’s drawbacks.

Duration:01:29:06

Review of Chapter Five: “Guarding Alertness”, part two

6/23/2022
Review of the second half of Chapter 5 covering Shantideva’s explanation of how to train in the ethics of gathering virtue and the ethics of benefiting others.

Duration:01:24:27

Review of Chapter Five: “Guarding Alertness”

6/16/2022
Review of the first half of Chapter 5 “Guarding Alertness,” (introspective awareness) from Shantideva’s “Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds.”

Duration:01:15:42

Giving up attachment

6/9/2022
Commentary on verses 1-3 of Chapter 8, “Meditation”. How attachment to the wonders of this life are a key distraction in meditation.

Duration:01:25:43

Making effort, joyfully

6/2/2022
Commentary to verses 68-76 of Chapter 7, “Enthusiasm”. How to use conscientiousness and introspection as tools to increase and support joyous effort.

Duration:01:22:51

Joy and rest as supports for joyous effort

5/26/2022
How to generate the strong intention to apply antidotes to the afflictions, and engage in the powers of joy and rest as antidotes to laziness.

Duration:01:22:02

Self-confidence

5/19/2022
Commentary on verses 47-58. The role of self-confidence in progressing on the path and the difference between self-confidence and self-importance.

Duration:01:28:57

Steadfastness

5/12/2022
Commentary on verses 46-49. How aspiration and steadfastness support and increase each other. Also the role of self-confidence in completing wholesome actions.

Duration:01:32:55

Contemplating karma and its effects

5/5/2022
Contemplating karmic cause and effect to strengthen the aspiration for virtue.

Duration:01:25:05

The four powers that increase joyous effort

4/28/2022
Commentary to verses 30-38 of Chapter 7, including the four powers that increase the strength of joyous effort.

Duration:01:18:03

Courage to practice

4/21/2022
By creating the causes to overcome discouragement the results will be joyous effort to practice the Dharma.

Duration:01:20:33