The Practice of a Bodhisattva

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Reflections on Silver River
Tokme Zongpo's
Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva
Reflections on Silver River
by Ken I. McLeodn website
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Venerable Thubten Chodron
Livestream class Thursdays @ 4PM
on Shantideva's classic text,
' Engaging in the Bodhisattva's Deeds'
Free PDF Download of text version used
Bodhisattvacharyavatara – Chapter 1-10
Commentary by Gyaltsab Dharma Rinchen
translated by Ven. Fedor Stracke


A little deeper?
Here is an in-depth commentary on each of the 37 practices
and how to implement them in your life. Recorded during a retreat 2006

The 37 Practices divided into four distinct sections:
the foundations for practice,
what to do about anger,
the six perfections,
and how to live the practice.

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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 a while.
Let go of thinking and just rest.
Simply rest in the ambiance of what has occurred intuitively.
The words may lead you into areas of Awareness which are beyond to the conceptual mind.
Read, Pause, Relax...
Marinate in the Perfectly Pure, Uncontrived View...


Below word doc & PDF versions of our reviews and notes
of each chapter/Verse


1. Tokme Zongpo, Outline, Homage, Verses 1-9
the discipline and practices to build a foundation for spiritual growth

doc PDf

10. cultivating the feeling of caring for all beings as the most loving mother
11. Complete awakening arises from the intention to help others

2. Verses 12-18
how to practice with emotions,
Tonglen Meditation (Guided Tutorial) Opens to youtube
Pema Chödrön | Tonglen Meditation


3. Verses 19-24
specific emotional reactions
and the nature of experience
the four immeasurable
1-loving-kindness 2-compassion 3- empathetic joy 4- equanimity

doc PDf


3. Verses 25-30
the six perfections
generosity, morality, patience,
energy, meditation & wisdom



4. Verses 31-37
“In short, in everything you do, question how your mind is, moment by moment”
practice of dedication


Root Verses 1-37





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

The Bodhisattva Response to Coronavirus
by Jack Kornfield


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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