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The bodhisattva ethical code

The bodhisattva ethical code

Part of an ongoing series of teachings based on Shantideva’s classic text, “Bodhisattvacharyavatara”, often translated as “Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds.” Venerable Thubten Chodron also refers to the outline of the commentary by Gyaltsab Dharma Rinchen and the commentary by the Abbot Dragpa Gyaltsen.

  • Divisions of bodhicitta
  • Eight guidelines to prevent bodhicitta from degenerating in this life and future lives
  • Conventional and ultimate bodhicitta
  • Explaining the difference in the benefits of aspiring and engaging bodhicitta
  • Validity of aspiring bodhicitta

05 Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds: The Bodhisattva Ethical Code (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.