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Meditation on equanimity

112 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.

  • Thinking about bodhicitta makes the mind happy
  • Review of verses 87-89
  • Verse 90: Equanimity and equalizing self and others
  • Guided meditation on equanimity
  • How we categorize people into friends, enemies and strangers
  • Friends, enemies and strangers don’t exist objectively
  • Questions and comments
  • Holding on to bias is a hindrance to practice

112 Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds: Meditation on equanimity (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.

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