A Bodhisattva's way of Life by Shantideva
Saturday 11th to Monday 13th June
Melbourne Convention Centre
South Wharf, Melbourne
In the whole of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, there is no single treatise more deeply revered or widely practiced than A Bodhisattva's way of Life by Shantideva. It is revered in Buddhist circles as one of the most authoritative expositions of the Buddha's core insight, all other Buddhist practices are means to support the generation of this wisdom within the practitioner.
Over the course of the weekend, His Holiness will explore the six perfections that provide the basis for the Bodhisattva's Way of life – generosity, ethics, patience, zeal, meditative concentration and wisdom.
His Holiness has stated, “If I have any understanding of compassion and the practice of the Bodhisattva path, it is entirely on the basis of this text that I possess it”.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama considers these teachings seminal influence in his life and work and repeatedly stresses the benefits of its study.
“As long as space endures, as long as sentient beings remain, may I likewise remain to dispel the sorrows of the world.” Shantideva
Shantideva was a seventh-century Buddhist master who taught at Nalanda, one of the great monastic universities of ancient India.
"All branches of the Buddha's teachings are taught for the sake of wisdom. If you wish to bring an end to suffering, you must develop wisdom." Shantideva
This Teaching will afford those attending to once again be in the presence of His Holiness and receive these invaluable teachings directly from him.
Do not miss this rare and special opportunity.
Day Morning Session Afternoon Session
Saturday 11th June 9:30 am to 11:30 am No Afternoon Session
Sunday 12th June 9:30 am to 11:30 am 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Monday 13th June 9:30 am to 11:30 am 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm http://www.dalailamainaustralia.org