Dagri Rinpoche

Shantideva’s “A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life”

March 15 – 19, 2017

This is a 5-day non-residential course! Suitable for students with prior knowledge and those interested in Buddhist Philosophy. Dagri Rinpoche will speak in Tibetan and there will be translation into English.

Dagri Rinpoche is the reincarnation of Pari (Dagri) Dorje Chang, one of the very great geshes of Lhasa, who was the teacher of many lamas, including Lama Yeshe. Dagri Rinpoche was born in Tibet in 1958. He grew up during the Cultural Revolution of 1966 – 1976. After his escape from Tibet in 1982 he completed his 17 years of study of Buddhist philosophy and received the Geshe Lharampa degree.

Rinpoche has extensively taught in Europe and Asia, in Tibetan with English translation. This is an incredible opportunity to study with a highly qualified Lama.

To learn more about Dagri Rinpoche please visit: http://fpmt.org/teachers/touring/dagri/


In the whole of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, there is no single treatise more deeply revered or widely practiced than A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life. Composed in the eighth century by the Indian Bodhisattva Santideva, it became an instant classic in the curricula of the Buddhist monastic universities of India, and its renown has grown ever since. Santideva presents methods to harmonize one’s life with the Bodhisattva ideal and inspires the reader to cultivate the perfections of the Bodhisattva: generosity, ethics, patience, zeal, meditative concentration, and wisdom.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama said:

If I have any understanding of compassion and the Bodhisattva path, it all comes from studying this text.

Shantideva composed his text in the form of an inner dialog. He turned his own weapons upon himself, doing battle with his negative emotions. Therefore, when we teach or listen to this text, it is important that we do so in order to progress spiritually, rather than making it simply a subject of academic study.


Shantideva’s “A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life”

Dagri RinpocheMarch 15 – 19, 2017