Entering the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life

with Andy Wistreich

Entering the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life’ by Shantideva is one of the most famous of all Mahayana Buddhist texts. Practical, timeless, profound and even disturbing in places, within its verses can be found the entire Buddhist path to Enlightenment by using the framework of the six perfections – generosity, ethics, patience, enthusiasm, meditation and wisdom.

Andy is teaching this text over a series of weekends and this visit will cover the start of chapter nine on the cultivation of wisdom and what it means in a Buddhist context. As this is the start of a new chapter it is not necessary to have been to the previous sessions. This chapter will be covered over three days, with the other two days in early 2018.

On this course we are studying chapter 9 of Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattvas’s Way of Life using the commentary by Gyaltsab Rinpoche (translation by Fedor Stracke) and this will be supported by two books of His Holiness teaching on the Ninth Chapter – Transcendent Wisdom (trans. Alan Wallace) and Practicing Wisdom (trans Thubten Jinpa). 

Please email smile@jamyangleeds.co.uk for a copy of the commentary to read before the class.

Suggested donation £25

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