In this three part series, Geshe la teaches the Seven Limb Arya Tara practice. It provides a gradual process of purification of karma and generation of merit that enables us to prepare our mind and request inspiration at the beginning, to progress along the path in the middle, and to complete all the aspects of the path to enlightenment in the most beneficial way at the end. It can be one’s main daily practice or a preliminary practice.
'A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life', by Shantideva, is one of most revered and studied texts in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Shantideva describes in verse ways to generate and cultivate the mind of enlightenment (Bodhicitta), and inspires us to cultivate the perfections of the Bodhisattva and actualize that intention by becoming a Buddha.
This important set of teachings present the nature of mind, consciousness and awareness. When we have a better understanding of our mind, we are better able to actively reduce negative and harmful emotions and mental states, cultivate positive ones, and progress on the path.
Geshe Jinpa Sonam gave teachings based on the text by the Tibetan master Thogme Zangpo, who had a profound realization of genuine compassion and love. It consists of thirty-seven verses that provide instruction on the activities of a Bodhisattva.