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*'''[[Bodhicharyavatara]]''' (Skt. ''Bodhicaryāvatāra'') or '''Bodhisattvacharyavatara''' (Skt. ''Bodhisattvacaryāvatāra''; Tib. བྱང་ཆུབ་སེམས་དཔའི་སྤྱོད་པ་ལ་འཇུག་པ་, [[Wyl.]] ''byang chub sems dpa'i spyod pa la 'jug pa'') or ''Introduction to the [[Bodhisattva]]'s Way of Life'' - [[Shantideva]]'s classic guide to the [[Mahayana]] path. [[Khenpo Namdrol]] said: Concerning the study of the ''Bodhicharyavatara'', my teacher [[Khenpo Tsöndrü]] told me that though the meaning of the text is not difficult to understand, applying the teachings to one’s mind is far more difficult. The purpose of the dharma is to transform the mind, to free us from our attachment to worldly concerns. Among all treatises and texts, Shantideva’s ''Bodhicharyavatara'' and Paltrul Rinpoche’s ''[[Words of My Perfect Teacher]]'' are the most powerful texts that serve this purpose. ([[Bodhicharyavatara|Read more...]])
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*'''[[Bodhicharyavatara]]''' (Skt. ''Bodhicaryāvatāra'') or '''Bodhisattvacharyavatara''' (Skt. ''Bodhisattvacaryāvatāra''; Tib. [[བྱང་ཆུབ་སེམས་དཔའི་སྤྱོད་པ་ལ་འཇུག་པ་]], [[Wyl.]] ''byang chub sems dpa'i spyod pa la 'jug pa'') or ''Introduction to the [[Bodhisattva]]'s Way of Life'' - [[Shantideva]]'s classic guide to the [[Mahayana]] path. [[Khenpo Namdrol]] said: Concerning the study of the ''Bodhicharyavatara'', my teacher [[Khenpo Tsöndrü]] told me that though the meaning of the text is not difficult to understand, applying the teachings to one’s mind is far more difficult. The purpose of the dharma is to transform the mind, to free us from our attachment to worldly concerns. Among all treatises and texts, Shantideva’s ''Bodhicharyavatara'' and Paltrul Rinpoche’s ''[[Words of My Perfect Teacher]]'' are the most powerful texts that serve this purpose. ([[Bodhicharyavatara|Read more...]])
 
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  • Padmasambhava (Skt.), or Padmakara (Skt. Padmākara; Tib. པདྨ་འབྱུང་གནས་, Pemajungné; Wyl. pad+ma 'byung gnas) means ‘Lotus-Born’, which refers to Guru Rinpoche's birth from a lotus in the land of Oddiyana. Guru Rinpoche, the ‘Precious Master’, is the founder of Tibetan Buddhism and the Buddha of our time. Whereas Buddha is known primarily for having taught the teachings of the sutra vehicle, Padmasambhava came into this world, and to Tibet in particular, in order to teach the tantras. While Buddha Shakyamuni exemplifies the buddha principle, the most important element in the sutrayana path, Padmasambhava personifies the guru principle, the heart of Vajrayana Buddhism, and he is therefore known as the ‘second Buddha’ (Tib. sangyé nyipa). (Read more...)
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While Guru Rinpoche was visiting Tibet…he conferred the Longchen Nyingtik teachings on King Trisong Detsen, Khandro Yeshe Tsogyal, and Vairochana… He gave prophetic empowerments by saying that the teachings would be discovered by Jikmé Lingpa, an incarnation (tulku) of King Trisong Detsen. (Read more...)
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