This stream is designed for practitioners who are aspiring to improve their understanding and practice of Buddhism via extensive texts available on both philosophical and practice aspects.
Following are the topics covered under this stream:
Introduction to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life – Shantideva’s classic guide to the Mahayana path
37 Practices of Bodhisatava
Gyalse Ngulchu Thogme Zangpo, a Buddhist master from Tibet, summarises the entire practices of a Bodhisattva in 37 stanzas in his profound guidebook named ‘Gyalse Laglen(37 Practices of Bodhisatava)’
Letter to a Friend (suhrlekha)
The text was written in 2nd Century AD by Buddhist Master Acharya Nagarjuna. In his letter, Nagarjuna explain to his close friend, a king of South India, on how to practice the path of Bodhisattvas while being a king.
Thegchen Tshuljug – Entering the Way of the Great Vehicle (Mahayana)
An important surviving texts of Rongzom Mahapandita Chokyi Zangpo. It consists of six chapters and presents the essential course on entering the path of the Mahayana. In this text, Rongzom Mahapandita Chokyi Zangpo also gives explanation on the Dzogchen tradition in the context of the Mahayana