Bodhisattva grounds

Part of a series of teachings on the bodhisattva paths and grounds according to the Yogācāra Svātantrika Madhyamaka given by Venerable Gyume Khensur Rinpoche at Sravasti Abbey in August 2006.

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  • Three vehicles grounds and paths

    • The grounds and paths of the three vehicles: hearer, solitary realizer and bodhisattva
    • The 10 grounds (or bhumis) in terms of the objects of abandonment and practices

    Paths and grounds of bodhisattvas 06 (download)

    Progressing through the bodhisattva bhumis

    • Objects of abandonment for hearers, solitary realizers, and bodhisattvas
    • Dividing the 10 delusions according to the paths on which they are abandoned
    • Innate versus acquired wrong views and on which paths these are abandoned
    • How generating merit and meditative equipoise are combined to allow transference from one bhumi to the next

    Paths and grounds of bodhisattvas 07 (download)

    Questions and answers

    • When the student is abandoning delusions on the paths is the student or teacher aware of that?
    • Can you explain how the bodhisattva on the path of seeing is meditating on impermanence?
    • What would be good practices when you feel discouraged?
    • Is the meditation on impermanence present in meditative equipoise on emptiness?
    • Can you explain the three exalted minds of the path of seeing?
    • Is grasping at “I” an artificial view or an innate view?

    Paths and grounds of bodhisattvas 08 (download)

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