Bodhicitta: Gateway to the Mahayana path

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Teachings on Chapter 1 of Shantideva’s A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life based on Gyaltsab Je’s commentary given by Khensur Wangdak Rinpoche at Sravasti Abbey from November 20-26, 2007.

  • An overview of the goals, paths, and practice of the practitioners of the three capacities (lower, middling, and high)
  • The awakening mind is the gateway enabling one to enter the Mahayana
  • Conventional bodhicitta and absolute bodhicitta
  • Bodhicitta is a resultant mind, the two methods for developing the awakening mind that come down through Atisha and Shantideva
  • Different classifications and types of bodhicitta
  • Advantages of the aspiring bodhicitta
  • (Verses 15-25)
  • Questions and answers

Khensur Wangdak on Shantideva 04 (download)

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