The Dalai Lama gives a step-by-step explanation and commentary on this powerful work. The Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life is a famous Mahayana Buddhist work written about 700 AD in Sanskrit verse by Śhāntideva, who was a simple Buddhist monk at Nalanda Monastic University in India. It is there that he lived, practiced and taughtother monks.
In the Tibetan Buddhist system of teachings, the Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life is a cornerstone of education for how to live with loving-kindness, compassion, wisdom and right motivation for relating to ourselves and all beings. It became an instant classic in the curricula of the Buddhist monastic universities of India, and its renown has grown ever since. Santideva presents methods to harmonize one's life with the Bodhisattva ideal and inspires the reader to cultivate the perfections of the Bodhisattva: generosity, ethics, patience, zeal, meditative concentration, and wisdom.
In this teaching, the Dalai Lama gives a down to earth explanation of how to apply this wonderful wisdom to modern life as a lay person, house holder, leader, business person, monk or nun. Everyone will benefit from this teaching. And, it makes the perfect study material for any yoga or retreat center.
MP3 format with 15 hours of teachings on this important subject.