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The protection of the aspiring bodhicitta precepts

The protection of the aspiring bodhicitta precepts

After generating bodhicitta and seeing it’s benefits, a desire arises to take the precepts of aspiring bodhicitta to protect and maintain the bodhicitta motivation. Part of a series of teachings on The Easy Path to Travel to Omniscience, a lamrim text by Panchen Losang Chokyi Gyaltsen, the first Panchen Lama.

  • The difference between aspiring and engaged bodhicitta
  • Two ways to generate aspiring bodhicitta through ceremony
  • The four points for protecting one’s bodhicitta from degenerating in this life
  • How to protect yourself from being separated from bodhicitta in future lives through abandoning the four destructive deeds and practicing the four constructive deeds
  • How bodhicitta protects from interferences

Easy Path 42: Aspiring bodhicitta (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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