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Enacting others’ welfare

132 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.

  • Inmate letter on approaching equanimity
  • Review of verses 113-115
  • Verse 116: Working for the sake of others without conceit or hope of return
  • Verse 117: Habituating to a compassionate mind
  • Verse 118: The compassion of Avalokiteshvara
  • Verse 119: Clearing away our old conceptions of others in order to see everyone as equal
  • Questions and answers

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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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