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Foundation Program

November 8

Studying Meaningful to Behold
(a commentary to the Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life)

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We are studying the third section of Meaningful to Behold – Becoming a Friend of the World.  This section of the book covers Chapters 6 “Patience” and Chapter 7 “Effort.

On October 18 we began studying a new section of Meaningful to Behold – Becoming a Friend of the World by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.  This precious text is a highly acclaimed commentary to the great Indian Buddhist Master Shantideva’s famous spiritual poem Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, one of the best loved and most important texts of Mahayana Buddhism. It reveals with poetic beauty and deep spiritual insight how to enter, make progress on, and complete the Buddhist path to enlightenment.

To join the Foundation Program, it is necessary to enrol to study the complete section of the book (October – April), but you are welcome to join anytime after a section has started.  If you have been attending our classes regularly and would like to engage in more meditation and discussion to gain deep realizations of the spiritual path, this program is for you.  Please contact education@akbc.ca if you would like to sit in on a class at attend a pre-registration interview.

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Meaningful to Behold
Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life

Meaningful to Behold

This precious text is a highly acclaimed commentary to the great Indian Buddhist Master Shantideva’s famous spiritual poem Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, one of the best loved and most important texts of Mahayana Buddhism. It reveals with poetic beauty and deep spiritual insight how to enter, make progress on, and complete the Buddhist path to enlightenment.

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche says in Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life:

We should read this book with a happy mind, free from distraction and negative views. It is also very important to improve our understanding of Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life by studying commentaries such as Meaningful to Behold. Through sincerely practising these instructions we can transform our ordinary, self-centre intentions into the supreme good heart, our ordinary confused view into profound wisdom, and our ordinary way of life into a Bodhisattva’s way of life. In this way, we will attaining the supreme. inner peace of enlightenment, which is the real meaning of our human life.

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