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Kindness and the benefits of engaged bodhicitta

Kindness and the benefits of engaged bodhicitta

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.

  • The recognition that all sentient beings have been one’s mothers
    • A result of causes, the causes being a thorough examination of the way in which things come into being
    • Is the “I” produced by self, by others, by both, or causelessly?
  • Verses 26 to 36: Benefits of engaged bodhicitta
  • (Chapter 1 of A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life completed.)
  • Questions and answers

Khensur Wangdak on Shantideva 05 (download)

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.