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Gelek Rimpoche's contribution to the preservation of the authentic and seminal Tibetan Buddhist teachings within the Gelugpa tradition, for both present and future generations, cannot be underestimated.

Rimpoche’s teachings throughout American, Europe and Asia since the mid 1980s have been published and are available here as lightly edited transcripts.

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Bodhisattva’s Way of Life
Bodhisattva’s Way of Life

Bodhisattva’s Way of Life

8 PDF and EPUB Transcripts

Shantideva’s Bodhisattvacharyavatara is among the most beloved and inspiring works in the Mahayana tradition.

Gelek Rinpoche’s oral explanations of each verse provide us with the key to unlock this hidden treasure that reveals how Bodhisattvas deal with their lives, and how we can learn to do the same.

Bodhisattva’s Way of Life
Bodhisattva’s Way of Life Chapter 1

Bodhisattva’s Way of Life Chapter 1

Transcript 1 of 8, PDF and EPUB, 295 pages

Chapter One illuminates the qualities and benefits of bodhimind, the altruistic aspiration to become enlightened for the sake of others.

Bodhisattva’s Way of Life Chapter 2

Bodhisattva’s Way of Life Chapter 2

Transcript 2 of 8, PDF and EPUB, 345 Pages

This chapter considers in depth the purification of our negative karma, one of the main actions necessary for achieving actual bodhimind.

Bodhisattva’s Way of Life Chapter 3

Bodhisattva’s Way of Life Chapter 3

Transcript 3 of 8, PDF and EPUB, 398 Pages

Chapter Three first completes the preliminaries through the generation of bodhimind, the altruistic aspiration to become a fully enlightened being in order to help others, then explains how to take Bodhisattva vows, and what to do thereafter.

Bodhisattva’s Way of Life Chapter 4

Bodhisattva’s Way of Life Chapter 4

Transcript 4 of 8, PDF and EPUB, 344 Pages

Conscientiousness, taking care to make full use of this precious life by practicing Bodhimind, is the subject of Chapter Four of Shantideva’s Bodhisattvacharyavatara.

Bodhisattva’s Way of Life Chapter 5

Bodhisattva’s Way of Life Chapter 5

Transcript 5 of 8, PDF and EPUB, 443 Pages

In Chapter Five, Shantideva shows us the importance of mindfulness and alertness in restraining the wild elephant of our untamed mind and maintaining our commitment to Bodhimind and the activities of Bodhisattvas.

Bodhisattva’s Way of Life Chapter 6

Bodhisattva’s Way of Life Chapter 6

Transcript 6 of 8, PDF and EPUB, 504 Pages

Patience, the ability to stay strong and positive in the face of adversity, is the subject of Chapter Six of Shantideva’s Bodhisattvacharyavatara.

Bodhisattva’s Way of Life Chapter 7

Bodhisattva’s Way of Life Chapter 7

Transcript 7 of 8, PDF and EPUB, 341 Pages

Chapter Seven of the Bodhisattvacharyavatara elucidates the benefits of enthusiasm, which makes it possible to achieve the fulfillment of spiritual practice.

Bodhisattva’s Way of Life Chapter 8

Bodhisattva’s Way of Life Chapter 8

Transcript 8 of 8, PDF and EPUB, 309 Pages

In Chapter Eight of the Bodhisattvacharyavatara, Shantideva chooses bodhimind, the central theme of this text, as the object to develop powerful concentration.