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The Two Techniques for Generating Bodhicitta

(formerly titled "The Advantages of Bodhicitta")
part of The Three Principal Aspects of the Path

by Venerable Thubten Chodron©
Boise, Idaho, USA
3 May - 27 September, 2003


Between 3 May and 27 September 2003, Venerable Chodron gave a series of talks on the two techniques for generating Bodhicitta. These talks are part of a larger series on the Three Principal Aspects of the Path. Click here for the full outline of the talks.

The first two talks in this section describe the advantages of Bodhicitta. The balance of the talks describes the two techniques: (1) The Seven-Point Cause and Effect Method and (2) Equalizing and Exchanging Self and Others.

1. The Advantages of Bodhicitta
(3 May 2003)
[first part of talk: 56 minutes] : Download mp3 file
Transcript: Download pdf file

[Q and A: 37 minutes] : Download mp3 file

2. The Advantages of Bodhicitta
(10 May 2003)
[46 minutes]: The benefits of Bodhicitta and the causes of Bodhicitta: Download mp3 file
Transcript: Download pdf file

The Seven-Point Cause and Effect Method

3. Equanimity: The Foundation of Bodhicitta
(10 May 2003)
[41 minutes]: Download mp3 file
Transcript: Download pdf file

4. Recognizing That All Beings Have Been our Mother
(17 May 2003)
[44 minutes]: Download mp3 file
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5. Seeing the Kindness of our Mother
(17 May 2003)
[27 minutes]: Download mp3 file
Transcript: Download pdf file

6. The Benefits of Love
(7 June 2003)
[10 minutes]: Download mp3 file
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7. Heart-Warming Love
(9 August 2003)
[47 minutes]: Download mp3 file
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8. Great Compassion
(9 August 2003)
[30 minutes]: Download mp3 file
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9. The Great Resolve and Bodhicitta
(23 August 2003)
[26 minutes]: Download mp3 file
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Equalizing and Exchanging Self and Others

10. Equalizing Self and Others
(23 August 2003)
[62 minutes]: Download mp3 file
Transcript: Download pdf file

11. The Disadvantages of Self-Centeredness
(30 August 2003)
[33 minutes]: Download mp3 file
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12. The Benefits of Cherishing Others
(30 August 2003)
[41 minutes]: Download mp3 file
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13. Exchanging Self and Others
(27 September 2003)
[33 minutes]: Download mp3 file
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14. Taking and Giving
(27 September 2003)
[53 minutes]: Download mp3 file
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