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The 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas: Verses 33-37

The 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas: Verses 33-37

Part of a series of talks presented online and hosted by Wihara Dharmakirti Palembang. A commentary on the classic thought transformation text by 14th-century Tibetan monk Gyelsay Togme Sangpo (1295-1369), whose verses explain how to transform good and bad life circumstances into our spiritual practice. Presented in English with Bahasa Indonesia translation. The text is available here.

  • Recognizing the kindness of others and wishing to repay it
  • Basic ways to repay kindness
  • Verse 33: Giving up attachment to reputation and reward
  • Verse 34: Giving up harsh words and speaking kindly
  • Verse 35: The guards of mindfulness and introspective awareness
  • Verse 36: Summarizing the two main points of the text
  • Verse 37: Dedicating the merit
  • Questions and answers

The 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas: Verses 33-37 (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.