BA2_10-19 Offerings of the Mind


Here (BA2_10-19) Rinpoche explains the offerings we create with our imagination. This section is covered in stanzas 10-19 of the second chapter of the Bodhicharyavatara.

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The audio as well as the audio translations in different languages and the transcript of this teaching are all available on Chapter 2 page.

We are also studying the commentary transcript on Chapter 2, which you can download here and in the Library section. Further recommended reading: the commentary book by Kunzang Pelden (Khenpo Kunpal), The Nectar of Manjushri’s Speech, p. 70-75.

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3 thoughts on “BA2_10-19 Offerings of the Mind

  1. Lynda

    Rinpoche, thank you for continuing to send us the teachings while you are travelling from place to place; it is much appreciated. My question is about generosity – it seems to come up again and again in different forms as we progress through the teachings. Is the concept of generosity central to the Bodhicharyavatara? Is it a state of mind we need to cultivate all the time if possible? Does this mean being constantly alert in ourselves to any tendency to be mean-spirited?
    thank you and looking forward to seeing you soon,

  2. raquel garcia arroyo

    Dear Ringu Tulku Rinpoche:
    Since the beginning Chapter One, I have no problems to learn the teachings (doesn´t means I apply it all the time, of course I don´t, I still need to practice a lot).
    In the teaching “Offerings of the Mind” I must confess you my Master, and others pupils too, I have really difficulty.
    I will be able to explain it to you in Barcelona(Spain) in May (if it´s posible) or maybe in Summer Camp 2011 France.
    I agree Lynda It must be difficult to travel, teachings, and online Shedra. Thank you very much for the effort. We all apreciate so much.
    Love and Prayers

  3. David

    I would like to receive further instructions on the offering goddesses.What do they symbolize, and what purpose do there visualisation serve ?
    Thank you again Rinpoche.

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