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The bodhisattva precepts: Part 3 and the six perfections

The bodhisattva precepts: Part 3 and the six perfections

After generating engaged bodhicitta, a desire arises to take the bodhisattva vows and to practice the six far-reaching practices. 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.

  • Continuation and completion of commentary on the auxiliary vows, numbers 35 to 46, which eliminate the obstacles to helping others
  • Practicing the six far-reaching practices benefits ourselves and others
  • How the six perfections are the cause for a precious human rebirth and the conducive conditions and qualities to practice the Dharma
  • How the six perfections support each other

Easy Path 45: Bodhisattva precepts part 3 and the six perfections (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.