BA5_56-58 Maintaining the Discipline of Refraining from Negativity


With video BA5_56-58 Rinpoche explains stanzas 56 to 58 of the Fifth Chapter of the Bodhicharyavatara, which conclude the section on discipline of refraining from negativity. Rinpoche has now travelled to Ralang Monastery for the Empowerments of the Treasury of Kagyu Tantras. The transmissions will continue until mid-October. It’s not likely that Rinpoche can send new recordings during this time, so there is an extended timeline for study questions for this and the next week’s video teaching. Your questions regarding these as well as all the previous teachings are warmly welcome.

To view the video, simply click on the image to view all the Chapter 5 videos.

If you prefer listening to the teaching in audio, use the audio player below.

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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 5 page.

We are also studying the commentary transcript on Chapter 5, 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. 181-182.

You’re questions are most welcome. Please log in and leave your questions for Rinpoche as a comment below, or send them via email to studyquestions[at] It is helpful if you can use one short paragraph and, if possible, less than 80 words. Any questions longer than that may have to be edited so please be concise. Questions will be collected from here on Friday, October 10, 2012, and included in Rinpoche’s answers video. After that date please send any questions relating to this video teaching via email to studyquestions[at]

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