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Guru Yoga - The Bodhisattva Vows

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Weekly practice of the Guru Yoga of Tsongkhapa. The Dharma talk is, "The Bodhisattva Vows." In the seven-limb prayer we confess and state our regret for our negative actions, "especially transgressions of my three levels of vows." The three levels of vows are the pratimoksha vows, the Bodhisattva vows and the tantric vows. Last week Tenzin discussed the pratimoksha vows. This week Tenzin will give an overview of the 18 "root" Bodhisattva vows. 

You can read a short explanation of the Bodhisattva vows at this website: www.bodhicitta.net/BODHISATTVAVOWS.htm.

To participate, please download and print a free copy of the puja and an explanation of the visualizations here:



You may also listen to the episode, "The Bodhisattva's Practice of Guru Yoga," which gives a general explanation of the purpose The Guru Yoga of Je Tsongkhapa. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/the-life-of-universal-loving/2012/08/07/the-bodhisattva-practice-of-guru-yoga