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Joyfully engaging in virtue

Joyfully engaging in virtue

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.

  • Stories our self-сentered thought tells us
  • Rejoicing in others’ good qualities
  • How to act while we speak and look
  • Practising generosity to the special field of offering
  • Creating virtue out of one’s own power
  • Increasing one’s virtue ever more and thinking about the purpose
  • Diligence for the welfare of others

52 Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds: Joyfully Engaging in Virtue (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.