© Tertön Sogyal Trust, from the private collection of Sogyal Rinpoche. Painted by Salga.
Lotsawa House presents the following texts as part of its Bodhicaryāvatāra Series:
Taken from The Excellent Vase that Grants the Qualities of the Bodhisattvas (rgyal sras yon tan bum bzang), the author's extensive commentary preserving his teacher Patrul Rinpoche's instructions, this overview discusses the structure of Śāntideva's classic text and how its major sections and chapters have been analyzed and explained by various commentators.
This prayer to the masters of the lineage of explanation for Bodhicaryāvatāra, from Patrul Rinpoche back through the generations as far as Śāntideva, and before him to Buddha Śākyamuni and Mañjuśrī, is also an aspiration to take the central message of the text to heart.
- The Brightly Shining Sun: A Step-by-Step Guide to Meditating on the Bodhicaryāvatāra by Patrul Rinpoche | Bodhicaryāvatāra
Patrul Rinpoche was renowned for his mastery of, and fondness for, Śāntideva's classic guide to the way of the bodhisattvas, and this is his practical manual for applying its wisdom and meditating on its key themes.
Bodhicaryāvatāra Root Text
Translated from an audio recording. Zenkar Rinpoche explains the various methods and traditions of teaching the Bodhicaryāvatāra, especially that of Dza Patrul Rinpoche (1808–1887) and his followers, who often guided students through the text experientially.