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Putting the dharma into practice

Putting the dharma into practice

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.

  • Working with our judgmental mind
  • Ways of connecting with others to benefit them
  • Dedicating our merit for the welfare of all sentient beings
  • Correctly relying on our spiritual teachers
  • Encouragement to read the sutras and commentaries
  • Putting the teachings into practice and not just talking about them

55 Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds: Putting the Dharma into Practice (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.