Bodhicharyavatara - Guidelines
In 2010, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche kindly offered to give a series of detailed explanations on the Bodhicharyavatara through Bodhicharya website. The teachings were finally finished in October 2021. All the video teachings can be found in the playlist on a page dedicated for each chapter, and if you prefer, you can also listen to them in audio. They are approximately 20 minutes long.
To start from the beginning, please first take the Introduction and then go to Chapter 1.
Questions and Answers
Rinpoche regularly recorded answer videos to questions that students were asked to send, and in 2020-21 he answered students' questions regarding these teachings once in every two weeks on Zoom. All these recordings were added to the Chapter playlist.
Reference texts and books
Rinpoche often refers to the famous commentary by Khenpo Kunpal (Kunzang Palden) which has been translated into English by Padmakara Translation Group as The Nectar of Manjushri's Speech. This book can be used as a reference. The English translation of the Bodhicharyavatara root text recommended for the study group is The Way of the Bodhisattva, translated by the Padmakara Translation Group and published by Shambhala Publications. There are two editions of this book, the first edition is from the year 1997, and the revised edition is from 2008. They are not similar. Rinpoche will here refer to the revised edition.
Teachings are given in English and the teaching transcripts are in English only. However, the Bodhicharyavatara as well as The Nectar of Manjushri’s Speech have been translated into many other languages, and those translations can be consulted. A list of book translations can be found on Rigpa Wiki. Audio translations of Rinpoche’s video teachings are provided by volunteers into several languages, including French, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Finnish, and you can download them from the Chapter pages.
The last guideline
You are warmly welcome to attend these precious teachings and benefit from them, and enjoy some great moments with Rinpoche!
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