The Way Of The Bodhisattva with Do Tulku Rinpoche (On “Vigilant Introspection”)

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The Way Of The Bodhisattva with Do Tulku Rinpoche (On “Vigilant Introspection”)

June 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Way Of The Bodhisattva
Do Tulku Rinpoche

On “Vigilant Introspection”

Tuesdays 4, 11, 18, 25 June
7:30 – 9pm AEST (Online)


Join us as Do Tulku Rinpoche guides us in studying this quintessential Mahayana text.

The Way of the Bodhisattva (The Bodhisattvacaryāvatāra) by Shantideva is known as the path of the awakened beings, it is synonymous with the Mahayana or Great Vehicle.

In Mahayana Buddhism, the vision of the Bodhisattva inspires us to realise our own potential. Presented as a personal meditation, the text by Shantideva focuses on cultivating a mind that is happy and content. A mind that finds fulfilment in the act of wishing to benefit others.

Do Tulku Rinpoche returns to continue his yearly teachings following the text. Known for his learned, interactive, often unconventional, and humorous way of teaching, Rinpoche brings the text to life providing both the inspiration and guidance we need to utilise these traditional teachings. As a series of meditations, each chapter provides a complete teaching. You are welcome to join the series at any point.

On “Vigilant Introspection”

To cover all the earth with sheets of leather –
Where could such amounts of skin be found?

But with the leather soles of just my shoes
It is though I cover all the earth!


In this well-known quote from chapter 5, Shantideva uses an analogy to ask us to consider, is it even possible to eradicate every external unpleasant and difficult circumstance in our life? When from the Buddhist view, our attachment to wanting things to be how we want them, is the cause of our irritation with the world.

The chapter discusses the importance of “mindfulness and vigilance” in the practice of a bodhisattva*, emphasizing the need to be vigilantly aware of one’s thoughts, actions, and motivations. With themes that delve into the concept of mindfulness as a means to: 
  • overcome distractions, 
  • maintain moral sensitivity in relation to self and others, 
  • and cultivate wisdom on the path to enlightenment.

*A bodhisattva, in Mahayana Buddhism, is an enlightened being who compassionately postpones their own liberation from the cycle of birth and death (samsara) to assist all sentient beings in achieving enlightenment. They embody boundless compassion and altruism, dedicating themselves to the welfare and liberation of others through the practice of virtues and the cultivation of wisdom.


For newcomers, we welcome you to obtain a copy of the recommended reading for this course:

The Bodhisattvacaryāvatāra: The Way of the Bodhisattva (recommended translation – Shambhala Publications/Padmakara Translation Group – but others are also okay).



is the resident lama and spiritual guide of the Arya Tara’s Net. He was recognized by H.H. Sakya Trichen at the age of 17 as the reincarnation of the 5th Raktrul Rinpoche. His incarnation line goes back to the 1st Raktrul Rinpoche (17th century), a master of the Do Teng Monastery in East Tibet.

After his recognition, he received an eleven-year training in Buddhist philosophy, practice, and debate at the Dzongsar Khyentse Chokyi Lodro Institute in India, from which he graduated with the title of an Acharya (Lopön).

Since then, he has been teaching there as well as in Tibetan schools and guided monks’ retreats. Following the instructions of his teacher, he now teaches regularly in Asia and Europe.

He himself received teachings, transmissions, and initiations from some of the greatest masters of our time, including H.H. Dalai Lama, H.H. Sakya Trizin, Khenchen Kunga Wangchuk, Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche, Dagchen Rinpoche, Luding Khenchen Rinpoche, and many more.

Do Tulku Rinpoche works as a translator in the 84,000 project and is a lay practitioner. He lives in Germany where he teaches regularly. He is appreciated for his learned, interactive, and often unconventional, humorous way of communicating the Buddhist teachings.


Book for the full event or for individual sessions. Discounts apply: HCC Holder 10% (code: concession) – Members 10% (code: member) – Students 30% (code: student) – Under35 30% (code: under35)

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June 25
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Online – E-Vam Institute