Resolute and stable

Resolute and stable

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.

  • Being resolute, faithful and clear-minded about practicing the path
  • Maintaining respectfulness, politeness, and consideration for others
  • How peaceful expression of dissent creates trust in society
  • What ‘making someone happy’ really means
  • How not to be disheartened by people who are in discord with each other
  • Benefits of not having a big sense of self when acting in the world
  • Abandoning attachment to our body

48 Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds: Resolute and Stable (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.