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Requesting teachings and our teachers to remain

Requesting teachings and our teachers to remain

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.

  • What keeps us stuck in anger, attachment and apathy
  • Rejoicing in virtue
  • Urging buddhas to turn the wheel of Dharma
  • Requesting buddhas not to pass into parinirvana
  • Dedicating our virtue
  • Training in the attitude of giving one’s roots of virtue
  • Q&A

15 Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds: Requesting Teachings and Our Teachers to Remain (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.