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Keeping the promise of bodhicitta

Keeping the promise of bodhicitta

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.

  • Discerning and clarifying our motivation
  • Five types of conscientiousness
  • Developing bodhicitta motivation
  • Qualities of a trustworthy person
  • Dangers of a lower rebirth
  • Rarity of the freedoms and fortunes of a precious human life
  • Antidotes to laziness
  • Q&A

21 Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds: Keeping the Promise of 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.