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First ground of bodhisattva superiors

First ground of bodhisattva superiors

Part of a series of teachings on the text A Brief Presentation of the Grounds and Paths of the Perfection Vehicle, Essence of the Ocean of Profound Meaning by Jetsun Lobsang Dadrin (1867-1937).

  • The 10 grounds of bodhisattva superiors are explained, beginning with the first ground called “The Very Joyful”
  • Explanation of the characteristics and the experience of the first ground

Grounds and Paths 31: The first ground of bodhisattva superiors (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.

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