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Chapter 8: Verses 1-3

Chapter 8: Verses 1-3

Chapter 8: “The Perfection of Meditation”. Part of a series of teachings on Shantideva’s Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds, organized by Pureland Marketing, Singapore.

  • Chapter 8 is about generating bodhicitta and overcoming the self-centered attitude
  • Avoiding the distraction of disturbing conceptions
  • The distorted conceptions of the eight worldly concerns
  • Wisdom based on investigating our own experience
  • The wise and the childish
  • Questions

Shantideva Chapter 8: Verses 1-3 (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.