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1:00pm The Way of the Bodhisattva (Bodhisattvacaryavatara), Chapter 9
September 18, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT
One event on September 18, 2022 at 1:00 pm
Instruction by Khenpo Jampa Rinpoche
Class Dates: May 29, June 12 & 26, July 3, September 4 & 18
Time: 1:00 pm PT
With English interpretation by Amalia Rubin (May-July) and Rigdzin Tingkhye (September)
With Mandarin interpretation by Zoe Ni
Zoom Info: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86461006186?pwd=OXJjR2J4dlhwU3dFNmF3NGtvNGc1QT09
Meeting ID: 864 6100 6186
Shantideva (685-763 AD) was one of the eighty-four mahasiddhas of India from Nalanda University. He composed the Bodhisattvacaryavatara.
Born into a royal family, he renounced his princely life and was ordained as a bikkshu (monk) at Nalanda University. Before The Way of the Bodhisattva was composed, he was detested by his fellow monks. In order to humiliate him, he was requested to give a lecture on philosophy. This composition was the result. It is said that when he gave these teachings for the first time, his body levitated high from his throne.
This text is highly praised for its depth and acuity in imparting the path to Buddhahood. The 9th Chapter’s focus is on the Madhyamika’s philosophical view of wisdom. It is particularly challenging to comprehend without the guidance of a teacher.