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The perfection of ethical conduct & fortitude

The perfection of ethical conduct & fortitude

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.

  • Releasing the mind of miserliness
  • Types and examples of generosity
  • The perfection of ethical conduct depends on our mind
  • What it means to conquer anger
  • How the perfection of fortitude depends on the mind
  • Why changing external circumstances is not an effective solution to anger

42 Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds: The Perfection of Ethical Conduct & Fortitude (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.