21- 23 Feb 2014

"Bodhicharyavatara" by Shantideva, "Way of the Bodhisattva"

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

Bodhicharyavatara by Shantideva

"Way of the Bodhisattva"

Classic text by an Eighth Century Nalanda Scholar

A multi year teaching program by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

21- 23 Feb 2014

Pune, India


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 Mahayana Buddhism’s ‘view’ and various practical methods to realize the Bodhisattva

Ideal. 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.’

 The reference book for these teachings will be The Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva  translated by the

Padmakara Translation Group, published by Shambhala.



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