Guide to Bodhisattva

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This ten-part course explores Shantideva’s classic “The Way of the Bodhisattva” Each class covers one chapter. We are using the text “A Guide to the Bodhisattvas Way of Life” translated by the Padmakara team and published by Shambhala

Khenmo Drolma has studied this text many times; at the Gampo Abbey Shedra with Pema Chodron and Karl Brunnholzl, with Geshe Sonam Rinchen at the Tibetan Library of Works and Archives, and the individual chapters and verses with many teachers.

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The talks are on individual chapters. Click on the title to access the audio

  1. The Excellence of Bodhicitta: Khenmo introduces the text and with the exquisite poetry of Shantideva, the significance of developing a kind open compassionate heart is introduced
  2. Offerings and Confession: Includes the perfection of offering and transparency with oneself
  3. Taking Hold of Bodhicitta: The bodhisattva commitment of fearless compassion until all beings are released from suffering
  4. Mindful Awareness: Khenmo contemplated Nelson Mandela’s life and used his quotes to illustrate the practical application of Shantideva’s wisdom
  5. Mindfulness and Vigilance: The importance of maintaining inner awareness and how to put it into practice in daily life
  6. Patience: Using our hardest moments.to heal our wounds, come to forgive our enemies and handle our own extreme emotions. Khenmo uses Martin Luther King and his writings as an example of Bodhisattva activity
  7. Diligence: How to increase our capacity to benefit others. This class will focus on the meaning of mastery and the joy of practice propelling our efforts.
  8. A. Meditative Concentration: The most profound and detailed instructions for compassion, training in relative bodhicitta ever writtenB. Concentration part two and Dedication Chapter: Classic trainings in compassion of equalizing self and others and exchanging self and others instructions that have been used in every text ever since
  9. Wisdom: Khenpo Choephel introduces the wisdom of relative and absolute bodhicitta