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Taking pleasure in bad actions

85 Engaging in the Bodhisattva's Deeds

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.

  • Expanding our field of concern for others
  • The eight incompatible propensities that interfere with Dharma practice
    • Review of incompatible propensities 1-4
    • Taking pleasure in bad actions
    • Lack of interest in the Dharma
    • Being heedless in your precepts
    • Being heedless in tantric commitments
  • The four doorways to engaging in destructive actions

85 Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds: Taking pleasure in bad actions(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.