Taught By: Khenpo Jampa Rinpoche
Dates: Last Class, Sunday January 29th Time: 1:00 pm PT
Please join us for a special class with Khenpo Jampa Rinpoche, who will conclude The Way of the Bodhisattva, (Bodhisattvacaryavatara), Chapter 9 and also teach about The Meaning and Significance of Dedication of Merit.
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Meeting ID: 864 6100 6186
The Way of the Bodhisattva, (Bodhisattvacaryavatara), Chapter 9
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.
The Meaning and Significance of Dedication of Merit
When a Dharma practitioner does spiritual practices, they accumulate merit from having done that practice. Every spiritual practice
concludes with a dedication of merit. This merit can be dedicated to a specific individual’s benefit and the benefit of all sentient beings. This class led by Venerable Khenpo Jampa Rinpoche will be looking at the meaning and significance of Dedication of Merit.