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The 37 Bodhisattva Practices, part 2
By Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche
Sunday, June 30, 2013
For Mahayana Practitioners, there are so many teachings and meditations. But in our short lives, we don’t have as much time to devote to study and practice as we’d like. Fortunately, there is a short practice that is very helpful to develop love, compassion, and wisdom. Since the 14th century Tibetan practitioners have practiced this text in their daily lives. The Thirty-Seven Bodhisattva Practices was composed by Ngulchu Thogme Zangpo (1295-1369). Tibetans believe he was the emanation of Chenrezig because he practiced love and compassion actively in his life. In this teaching, Tulku Yeshi will share about this extraordinary master and give a commentary on the first half of the 37 practices.
Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche is a Dzogchen master and the reincarnation of Dzogchen Gyaltsab Thodo Rinpoche. He was recognized by H.H. Dalai Lama’s Nyingmapa teacher Kyabje Trulshig Rinpoche. He received teachings from twenty-five masters representing all five schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Tulku Yeshi has written thirteen books, ten of which have been published, on the subject of Tibetan Buddhism and culture, including “A One Thousand Year History of Sakyapa.” He has published three books in English: his autobiography “A Modern Liberation Odyssey – An Autobiography of a Tibetan Nomad Lama”, “Handbook for Half-Buddhas” and “Tibetan Zen.” He also writes novels, poetry for mind training, provides Tibetan astrology readings, can advise people on how to enjoy their life, and can bestow empowerments. Currently he is working on Dharma activities at Sakya Monastery in Seattle.