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Bodhicharyavatara Study Pack
Introduction & Chapter 1-3


Study guide (PDF + Epub download)
Audio teachings (MP3 download)
Video teachings (MP4 download)

In his classical masterpiece called the Bodhicharyavatara, The Introduction to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life, the legendary 8th century Indian saint Shantideva offers an essential and practical guide to the bodhisattva path. This text forms the basis of a classical Shedra education and is highly revered. His Holiness the Dalai Lama says that if he has any understanding of compassion and the bodhisattva path, it all comes from studying this text.

This study pack provides a great opportunity to study the first three chapters of the Bodhicharyavatara at your own pace with noone other than Ringu Tulku Rinpoche.

About Ringu Tulku Rinpoche
Ringu Tulku Rinpoche has been trained by some of the most distinguished khenpos of the Nyingma and Kagyü traditions and received teachings from many outstanding masters, including Thrangu Rinpoche, Dodrupchen Rinpoche, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and the Gyalwang Karmapa. As you will discover, he has a remarkably accessible way of transmitting the essence of the subject matter, infused with a characteristic warmth and sense of humour.

What you will find in this study guide
First of all, you will find an overview of all the teachings present in this pack in one glance. Then there will be some advice on how to study these teachings using the three wisdom tools. For some inspiration on how to bring the teachings from your head to your heart, you can read the the next section on how to contemplate.

Then this study guide will navigate you through Ringu Tulku Rinpoche’s pithy presentation of the essence of the Bodhicharyavatara given over a week-end from 6th till 7th June 2015 in Lerab Ling
Part 1 - Being a Bodhisattva
Part 2 - The Six Paramitas in a Nutshell
& His essential and practical verse by verse commentary to the first three chapters of the Bodhicharyavatara given from 8th till 11th June 2015 in Lerab Ling
Part 3 - Preliminary Topics of the Commentary
Part 4 - Chapter 1: The Excellence and Benefits of Bodhichitta
Part 5 - Chapter 2: Confession of Negativity
Part 6 - Chapter 3: Taking Hold of Bodhichitta

At the end of each chapter you will find suggestions for study questions and inspirations for reflection. For the first four parts, more guidance is provided to give you an idea how to formulate your own study and reflection questions and to familiarize you with the commentary.

At any point during your studies you can refer to a guided practice for cultivating compassion and a selection of the best questions and answers that students asked Ringu Tulku Rinpoche during his teachings in 2015, which are compiled around seven topics.

You will receive an email with a link to the download after the purchase.

For Rigpa students only

  • Model: SPED200

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