New Date 19-21, April, 2013
Shantideva was an 8th-century Indian Buddhist master, who hailed from Kathiawada in Gujarat. He was a renowned scholar and adept at Nalanda University and an adherent of Prasangika Madhyamaka philosophy.
His classic text Bodhicaryavatara (The Way of the Bodhisattva) has been studied, practiced, and expounded upon in an unbroken tradition for centuries, first in India and later in Tibet. It explains the Mahayana view and the methods to realize it. H.H. Dalai Lama has said, 'If I have any understanding of compassion and the practice of the Bodhisattva path, it is entirely on the basis of this text that I possess it.'
This is the fifth and final year of a series of teachings on Bodhicaryavatara by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche at Deer Park. If you would like to obtain the recordings of the last 4 sets of teachings in this series, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The English translation used for these teachings will be The Way of the Bodhisattva by the Padmakara Translation Group (Shambhala pub.).
The reference recommended by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche is listed below. It is available from our bookshop.
Kunzang Pelden The Nectar of Manjushri's Speech: A Detailed Commentary on Shantideva's Way of the Bodhisattva, trans. by the Padmakara Translation Group, (Shambhala pub).