Dharma Teachings By Lama Mark Webber

04-The 37 Practices Of Bodhisattvas-Palo Santo Guatemala-25 May-Class2b



Teachings and Meditations on the Awakening Mind (bodhicitta): Lama Mark Webber gave: 1) three talks on Thogme Zangpo's (13th cent.) famous text called The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattvas (text:http://www.lotsawahouse.org/tibetan-masters/gyalse-thogme-zangpo/37-practices-all-bodhisattvas). Generating relative compassion and ultimate bodhicitta-thinking and doing like a bodhisattva are the mindfulness and vipassyana practices of the Great Vehicle of Buddhism. 2) Lama la gave instructions on the profound meditation called giving and taking on the breath (Tonglen) in addition to a number of other practices. Bodhisattvas have a profound and continuous wish and numerous activities for the complete liberation of self and others. Their activities spring forth from different degrees of realization of the unity of compassion and emptiness-bodhicitta. This heartfelt wish and activity is essential for unfolding the bodhisattva stages and complete Awakening.