Our text is A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, written by Master Shantideva around the year 700.

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There are excellent audio lectures for our text. At the time of writing (2/27/2014) we are at the end of the 8th chapter, in the very famous section on exchange of self and other. These lectures are highly recommended.

Chapter 8 audio, ACI in-depth Course 3: Master Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s way of Life, Exchange of Self and Others (2004)

For your study of the 9th chapter, which discusses the Perfection of Wisdom, these lectures will be used as a resource.

Chapter 9 audio, ACI Course 12 Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, Part III (1997)


Chapter 8, Worksheet 4

Class Schedule: We will finish Worksheet 8.4 on Ash Wednesday, March 5, 2014

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