Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, The Way of the Bodhisattva, Brazil (Vols. I, II, III and IV)

“This is the unique path of the bodhisattva—sacrificing the sacrificer.”Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, Way of the Bodhisattva (Brazil), Vol. III, CD6, track 9

“The goal for bodhisattvas is to make a person enlightened which means the same thing as the understanding of emptiness.”Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, Way of the Bodhisattva (Brazil), Vol. IV, CD12, track 9

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Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche
The Way of the Bodhisattva

An Oral Commentary on the Bodhicharyavatara by Shantideva,

(Vols. I, II, III and IV)


About this Teacher:

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

Born in Bhutan in 1961, the son of Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche was recognized as the main incarnation of the Khyentse lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. He has studied with some of the greatest contemporary masters, including Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, the 16th Karmapa, as well as Dudjom Rinpoche. Rinpoche combines many talents: masterful and dynamic teacher, writer (What Makes You Not a Buddhist) and scholar, award-winning filmmaker (The Cup and Travellers and Magicians). More…

Some topics Include:

  • The Eight Traps
    (The Worldly Dharmas)
  • Bodhisattva as Warrior
  • The Battlefield, the Last Bullet and Bodhicitta
  • Confession: A Practice of Exposure
  • How to Maintain Bodhicitta
  • Yoga: A Session of Meditation
  • Stories about Manjushri, Buddha, Shantideva, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
  • Why Bodhicitta is Important
  • The Three Compassions
  • The Weapon of Wisdom
  • The Crazy Elephant — Our Mind
  • Anger and Patience
  • The Permanent Self and the Permanent Creator
  • The opposite of the Belief in Satan
  • Stories about Shantideva, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
  • The Benefits of Exchanging Self for Other
  • Meditation according to Shantideva
  • The Root of Ignorance: The Ego
  • The Study of Madhyamika
  • The Debate Between Opposing Philosophical Schools about Wisdom
  • The Indian Philosophical Schools: Vaibashika, Sautrantika, Chittamatra, Shravaka and Samkhya
  • Stories, Examples, Definitions



From Siddhartha’s Intent Teaching Program notes:
Foes are as unlimited as space,
They cannot possibly all be overcome;
Yet if you just overcome the thought of hatred
That will be equal to overcoming all foes.- Shantideva

The Way of the Bodhisattva (in Sanskrit, Bodhicaryavatara) is universally regarded as a quintessential instruction on the practice of the Mahayana path. Its poetic beauty and provocative thought makes for a most expansive presentation of the very heart of Buddhism: the possibility of removing fundamental confusion and uncovering the basic brilliance common to all life.

The extraordinary dimension of this work is reflected in its origin: in the early 8th century the author, Shantideva, was studying at the prestigious Buddhist university of Nalanda. Giving everyone the impression he was a thoroughly unmotivated and lazy student, he was challenged to give a public lecture, to justify his expulsion after presumably proving his lack of learning. To the surprise of all he confidently delivered this original and supremely profound teaching, ‘The Way of the Bodhisattva’, which immediately all recognized as sublime. As Shantideva proceeded to the final sections of the teaching, he is said to gradually have risen into the air, until finally only his voice was heard.

As Buddhism was brought to Tibet, the lineage of practice and realization of ‘The Way of the Bodhisattva’ was continued, and is with us until the present day. H.H. the Dalai Lama frequently quotes this text in his teachings.

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With a 46 page pdf color booklet with liner notes for all 4 Volumes includes:

  • an introduction to this classic Mahayana Buddhist text by Chagdud Rinpoche.
  • liner notes by Chagdud Khadro, “Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche and Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche”
  • color photographs of Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, Chagdud Khadro
  • Two color portraits of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche during the Ngondro teaching
  • a line drawing of Shantideva
  • a short history of Chagdud Gonpa in Tibet, the United States and Brazil
  • Tracks are cued to the stanzas
  • Recorded live in English and Portuguese.

These teachings are available in MP3 download.

Please send an email request for the physical MP3 cd to:

  • recordings@siddharthasintent.org

Audio: English and Portuguese
Track titles: English
Liner notes: English

MP3 download = 45 audio CDs  /460 tracks /

Portuguese MP3 edition is available at loja@chagdud.org