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37 Practices of a Bodhisattva Retreat 1

The origin of the text, about the author, emptiness as a means to an end (compassion), meditation, commentary on first three verses


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37 Practices of a Bodhisattva Retreat 2

When everything is going well in life, what is practice about? Letting go of conventional concerns, finding a good teacher and the functions of teachers, the prison of patterns, refuge prayer, karma as instruction instead of karma as explanation, creating conditions so you can listen to what’s inside you, the illusion of control, embracing life fully.


37 Practices of a Bodhisattva Retreat 3

Questions on practices 4 – 10, compassion as the centerpiece of practice, two meditations on taking and sending along with question from participants


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37 Practices of a Bodhisattva Retreat 4

Working with anger, practicality and perfection, balance in relationships, pain and compassion, working with slander, shame and enemies, is practice for building skills or for being present


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37 Practices of a Bodhisattva Retreat 5

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37 Practices of a Bodhisattva Retreat 6

What is like in your meditation practice when you don’t fight as much? Working with sleepiness and noise. Opening to what arises and to the experience of attachment.


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37 Practices of a Bodhisattva Retreat 7

An in-depth discussion on: whatever arises in experience is your own mind (verse 22), let go attachment (verse 23), and when you run into misfortune look at it as confusion (verse 24). Questions from participants.


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37 Practices of a Bodhisattva Retreat 8

A question about anger; commentary on verses regarding the six perfections: generosity, morality, patience, effort, meditative stability, wisdom


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37 Practices of a Bodhisattva Retreat 9

Questions from participants on meditation and prayer, knowing when to refine or change meditation practices, mindfulness and reading. Commentary on what is meant by go into your own confusion (31), undermining yourself when grumbling about others (32), squabbling undermining learning (33), and brief commentary on remaining verses. Observations from participants on what they will take away from the retreat.