37 Practices of the Bodhisattva

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37 Practices of the Bodhisattva – Verse 37

Ken McLeod continues his commentary on the 37 Practices of the Bodhisattva with the 37th verse. Watch the other videos here.   37 To dispel the suffering of beings without limit, With wisdom freed from the three spheres Direct all the goodness generated by these efforts To awakening — this is the practice of a […]

By Ken McLeod

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What is the mind, anyway?

When we’re in a cloud of thinking we aren’t aware of our body. Often we are not aware of our surroundings. We may even forget who we are talking with and relate to them as if we were talking to someone else. This seems more often the case than not for many if not most […]

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37 Practices of the Bodhisattva – Verse 36

Ken McLeod continues his commentary on the 37 Practices of the Bodhisattva with the 36th verse. Watch the other videos here.   36 In short, in everything you do, Know what is happening in your mind. By being constantly present and aware You bring about what helps others — this is the practice of a […]

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37 Practices of the Bodhisattva – Verse 35

Ken McLeod continues his commentary on the 37 Practices of the Bodhisattva with the 35th verse. Watch the other videos here.   35 When reactive emotions acquire momentum, it’s hard to make remedies work. A person in attention wields remedies like weapons, Crushing reactive emotions such as craving As soon as they arise — this […]

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How to practice right speech

It’s not enough to simply resolve to speak only what is “truthful, helpful, kind and timely.” After all, we scarcely know which of the hundreds of voices in our head is going to “grab the mic” next. Vajrayana teacher Ken McLeod suggests we begin with a pretty straightforward method in his discussion of verse 34 […]

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37 Practices of the Bodhisattva – Verse 34

Ken McLeod continues his commentary on the 37 Practices of the Bodhisattva with the 34th verse. Watch the other videos here.   34 Abusive language upsets others And undermines the ethics of a bodhisattva. So, don’t upset people or Speak abusively — this is the practice of a bodhisattva.   For more of Ken McLeod’s […]

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You’ve got a minute left. How will you spend it?

“There comes a point when you know you have take meditation seriously,” Ken McLeod says in his discussion of verse 33 of The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva. He hits us not long after with, “If you had 1 minute left in your life, how would you spend it?” Then he invites us to really […]

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37 Practices of the Bodhisattva – Verse 33

Ken McLeod continues his commentary on the 37 Practices of the Bodhisattva with the 33rd verse. Watch the other videos here.   33 When you squabble with others about status and rewards, You undermine learning, reflection, and meditation. Let go of any investment in your family circle Or the circle of those who support you […]

By Ken McLeod