Author Archives: Yeshe Chödrön

Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche’s visit to KTC Monastery October 2018

KTC had a wonderful visit from Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche October 20-22, 2018. There’s a page on the KTC website about the visit, including a link to the teachings he gave while there. A public talk with Q and A (October … Continue reading

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OPL: where we are and notes to come

In our Thursday afternoon class, we’re currently studying Gampopa’s Ornament of Precious Liberation, the classic handbook for traveling the path to buddhahood from A to Z.  Since September we’ve completed the first three chapters, the three prerequisites for traveling the … Continue reading

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And let it begin with me

Before I get started on the Gampopa Ornament of Precious Liberation class notes, here’s a short presentation I gave a couple of weeks ago at an interfaith prayer service in Richmond, Virginia. Organized by Chaplain David Curtis at Westminster Canterbury … Continue reading

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37 practices: full translation and guided meditations

I’ve just posted the complete translation of the 37 practices on the 37 practices translation page (at the top of the screen). I’ve also added a page for audio of guided meditations we’re doing this month as part of our abbreviated … Continue reading

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37 practices: mindfulness, vigilance and integrity (35 and 36, part 2)

Mindfulness, vigilance and … a loophole!  Each and every verse resonates with me, but I feel that in particular verses 35 and 36 are the heart of the 37 practices. As I said in the post on these verses, linked … Continue reading

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37 practices: the wrap-up

Last week, almost exactly a year after we began, we finished the text of The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva. by Gyalse Ngulchu Togme Zangpo, whose name translates as “the bodhisattva of Silver River, Excellent Asanga,” a venerable 14th-century Tibetan … Continue reading

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37 practices: concluding verses

I haven’t translated the concluding verses yet. For now, please refer to the translation in Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche’s The Heart of Compassion, by the Padmakara Translation Committee, or any other translation in any of other commentaries. The final four verses … Continue reading

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37 practices: verse 37

37. To dedicate all merit In order to dispel the suffering / of beings numberless as space is vast, To dedicate the merit of my practice / to everyone’s complete awakening, With wisdom purified of three domains: / This is … Continue reading

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37 practices: verses 35 and 36

35. To use mindfulness and vigilance to crush emotional reactions Once reactivity becomes a habit / it’s hard to turn its energy around. To overpower it without delay, / by wielding mindfulness and vigilance, The moment a reaction first begins … Continue reading

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37 practices: verses 31-34

Verses 31-34: the four instructions from the sutra For the first time since this class began a year ago in June 2017, we are going to attempt the feat of discussing four verses at once. This is both because they … Continue reading

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