Becoming Bodhisattvas 2020-21

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Becoming Bodhisattvas:
A Guidebook for Compassionate Action

by Pema Chödrön
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How to deeply appreciate and approach reading sacred text

Read very slowly, quietly, with openhearted kindness.
Stop/pause/ take a minute /pay attention to what is being said
When you intuitively know that there is something to recognize, Stop/pause again....

Let go of attempting to conceptualize the meaning of all the words.
Pay attention to what happens to you as you read.
See what resonates in you.
When you feel a shift (or change) within, pause and rest in that-
Put the book down and rest in it for 30 seconds or so.
Let go of thinking and just rest in it.
Simply rest in the ambiance of what has occurred intuitively.
The words may lead you into areas of Awareness which are inaccessible to the conceptual mind.
As you read these sentences slowly: Release the need to understand.
Listen to what calls you and go where it leads you.


Below are word doc & PDF versions of our reviews and notes
of each chapter (not all as of yet)

1 People Like Us Can Make a Difference
Video handout YouTube Intro by Pema Chodron

1 Developing a Clear Intention ~ The Excellence of Bodhichitta

2 Preparing the Ground ~ Confession
Ch 1&2 doc PDf

3 Transcending Hesitation ~ Commitment

4 Using Our Intelligence - Awareness/ Attentiveness
doc PDF

5 Taming the Mind ~ Vigilance, Part One

6 The Three Disciplines ~ Vigilance, Two

7 Working with Anger ~ Patience, Part One

8 Specific Situations for Practicing Patience ~ Patience, Part Two
doc PDF

9 Enthusiasm ~ Heroic Perseverance

10 Heartbreak with Samsara ~ Meditation, Part One

11 Dissolving the Barriers ~ Meditation, Part Two

Number Nine
Wisdom of Emptiness
The enigmatic Ninth Chapter
of Shantideva’s The Way of the Bodhisattva
Commentary by Kevin McLaughlin doc PDF

12 Dedication


The Heart of Compassion
The Thirty-seven Verses on the Practice of a Bodhisattva
A Commentary by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
(DealOz Link)

Vast as the Heavens, Deep as the Sea:
Verses in Praise of Bodhicitta
by Khunu Rinpoche

In a poetic form from Khunu Rinpoche's diary
his words of wisdom for development of bodhicitta
~the aspiration to achieve enlightenment
for the sake of all sentient beings.
(DealOz Link)


Bodhisattva Attitude:
How to Dedicate Your Life to Others
(Heart Advice Series Book 1)
by Lama Zopa Rinpoche
Kindle Edition $0.99


Books for the commentary on The Wisdom of Emptiness
the ninth chapter of The Way of the Bodhisattva
and other related resources

Nagarjuna's Seventy Stanzas:
A Buddhist Psychology of Emptiness
by David Ross Komito (DealOz Link)

The Wisdom Chapter: (DealOz Link)
Jamgön Mipham's Commentary
on the Ninth Chapter of The Way of the Bodhisattva

Practicing Wisdom:
The Perfection of Shantideva's Bodhisattva Way
by His Holiness the Dalai Lama (DealOz Link)
Practicing Wisdom is a full and detailed commentary ninth chapter on insight
Bodhisattva Mind
Teachings to Cultivate Courage and Awareness in the Midst of Suffering
By Pema Chödrön
An eight-hour course inspired by the Buddhist classic
Shantideva's The Way of the Bodhisattva
from Sounds True Audio Download Sale price $29.38

Modern Day Bodhisattva 2010:
How to Live and Die Peacefully and Joyfully (Volume 1)
by Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche (DealOz Link)
Venerable Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche offers unique insights into the depth
and everyday practicality of the bodhisattva’s viewpoint.
Suggesting specific practices and details from the wealth of the Mahayana tradition,
Kongtrul Rinpoche most importantly brings these teachings into a modern relevance.

The Way of the Bodhisattva:
(Bodhicaryavatara), Revised Edition
(Shambhala Classics) by Shantideva (DealOz Link)

For the Benefit of All Beings:
A Commentary on the Way of the Bodhisattva
by Dalai Lama (DealOz Link) 160 pages
(Shambhala Pocket Library) 224 pages
by H.H. the Dalai Lama (DealOz Link)

The Nectar of Manjushri's Speech:
A Detailed Commentary on Shantideva's Way of the Bodhisattva
by Kunzang Pelden
In this commentary, Kunzang Pelden has compiled the pith instructions
of his teacher Patrul Rinpoche, the celebrated author of
The Words of My Perfect Teacher. (DealOz Link)

Guide to Bodhisattva's Way of Life
This translation by Stephen Batchelor
is based upon a commentary
by the 14th century Tibetan saint
Thogme Zangpo. (DealOz Link)

Original text PDF
Bodhisattvacharyavatara The Bodhisattvas Way
Translated into English by Stephen Batchelor



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