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We are pleased to present a new translation of
 

Shantideva's Bodhisattva-charyavatara,
Entering the Conduct of the Bodhisattvas
 

accompanied by a translation of

Drops of Nectar

an important Tibetan commentary on the

Bodhisattva-charyavatara

by Khenpo Kunpal (1862-1943)
a direct student of Paltrül Rinpoche (1808-1887)

 

Khenpo Kunpal’s written commentary is further elaborated upon through an oral commentary by Khenpo Chöga, a highly qualified scholar from Shri Singha University of Dzogchen Monastery in East Tibet.


The first four chapters are now available as a free download. More chapters will be added to our web-site as they become available. All texts and commentaries have been translated by Andreas Kretschmar and are presented as a gift of dharma.
The English text is edited by Judith S. Amtzis.

 

With best wishes
Andreas Kretschmar

 

Copyright and Fair Usage Notice

Copyright © Andreas Kretschmar 2003. All rights reserved.

The translations and commentaries of the Bodhisattva-caryavatara are made available online as a gift of dharma. They are being offered with the intent that anyone may download, print, read and study them, share them with friends, and even copy and redistribute the files privately. However, we request that you respect the following limitations:

 

Contents

 

A short introduction to the work by the translator, Andreas Kretschmar (44Kb).

 

The first chapter and commentary (2.3 Mb) Version: July 2004

This file contains the first chapter of Shantideva's root text together with Khenpo Kunpal's written commentary, following Paltrül Rinpoche's oral explanation lineage. The chapter explains the benefits of bodhicitta. Each section of Khenpo Kunpal's written commentary is carefully explained by Khenpo Chöga from the Shri Singha University of Dzogchen Monastery in East Tibet.

This first volume of the text is prefaced by a translator's introduction of interest to the academic reader as well as introductions by Khenpo Chöga, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Khenpo Ape, Kyabje Khenpo Trashi Palden, Khenpo Palden Sherab and Khenpo Namdröl.

 

The second chapter and commentary (1.2 Mb) Version: July 2004

This file contains the second chapter of Shantideva's root text together with Khenpo Kunpal's written commentary, following Paltrül Rinpoche's oral explanation lineage. The chapter teaches the confession of one's negative deeds. Each section of Khenpo Kunpal's written commentary is carefully explained by Khenpo Chöga from the Shri Singha University of Dzogchen Monastery in East Tibet.

 

The third chapter and commentary (0.6 Mb) Version: July 2004

This file contains the third chapter of Shantideva's root text together with Khenpo Kunpal's written commentary, following Paltrül Rinpoche's oral explanation lineage. The chapter teaches how to thoroughly adopt bodhicitta. Each section of Khenpo Kunpal's written commentary is carefully explained by Khenpo Chöga from the Shri Singha University of Dzogchen Monastery in East Tibet.

 

The fourth chapter and commentary (0.7 Mb) Version: July 2004

This file contains the fourth chapter of Shantideva's root text together with Khenpo Kunpal's written commentary, following Paltrül Rinpoche's oral explanation lineage. The chapter teaches heedfulness. Each section of Khenpo Kunpal's written commentary is carefully explained by Khenpo Chöga from the Shri Singha University of Dzogchen Monastery in East Tibet.

 

 The fifth chapter and commentary (1.0 Mb) Version: July 2004

This file contains the fifth chapter of Shantideva's root text together with Khenpo Kunpal's written commentary, following Paltrül Rinpoche's oral explanation lineage. The chapter teaches introspection. Each section of Khenpo Kunpal's written commentary is carefully explained by Khenpo Chöga from the Shri Singha University of Dzogchen Monastery in East Tibet.

 

Preisung genannt „Edle Weisheitsqualitäten des Glorreichen (Mañjughosha – Gangloma – gang gi blo gros ma)“ 135kb Version: September 2008

Der indische Meister Vajrayudha schrieb eine Preisung an den Bodhisattva Manjushri, die ins Tibetische übersetzt wurde und die sich bei den Gelehrten Tibets großer Beliebtheit erfreute. Hier findet sich eine deutsche Übersetzung der Preisung zusammen mit einem Kommentar von Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (1820-1892).

 

The translator is happy to receive corrections and revisions from other translators, editors and readers. Up-to-date editions of these texts will be placed every six months or so at:

http://www.kunpal.com

http://www.tibet.dk/pktc/onlinepubs.htm

Please send corrections and suggestions to Andreas Kretschmar

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Schulung in Meditation und Achtsamkeit in St. Gallen, Schweiz bei Beatrice Knechtle

 

You can download the BCA in Sanskrit at Richard Mahoney´s website.