Path Group Study
Study Pack Materials
For Shantideva's Bodhisattvacaryavatara (BCA)
In response to a request from the Dzogchen Sangha to Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche in the Spring of 2004 that the Sangha begin study sessions on a selected text, Rinpocheo suggested that we should study Shantideva's classic Mahayana Buddhist text, the Bodhisattvacaryavatara (BCA), or "Entering Into the Conduct of the Bodhisattva."
We are most fortunate to have a teacher who is a world expert on this text, and who has taught extensively on it. Again, we are most fortunate that through the work of Andreas Kretschmar and others, there is a wealth of materials freely available in English for this text.
Following Rinpoche's suggestion, we have begun to assemble and organize BCA materials into a curriculum that can be used in local Dharma Centers. This is an ongoing effort in a project that will probably require many years to complete, and the format and materials presented here represent the current state of this work.
BCA Chapter 1 Study Materials Download Page
those who would like to start or join a Dharma Path study session, the
are available as follows:
3. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche's extensive Commentary on Khenpo Kunpal's commentary on the BCA, and on the BCA in general.
To download these documents click on each link above, or click the following link for a one-time consolidated "Zipped" version of these six documents together.
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