The Wisdom Chapter of the Bodhicaryavatara
Event on 2016-05-22 10:00:00
Event Description This session will focus on the most challenging chapter of Shantideva’s text, the wisdom chapter, which covers key Buddhist philosophical topics. Wulstan will explore this chapter through the lens of Mipham Rinpoche’s commentary, which he recently translated, as well as the famous critiques and responses this prompted. Wulstan Fletcher has translated this commentary (forthcoming 2017) including the exchange with one of his main critics on this chapter and will be discussing this incredibly profound chapter in the light of his recent work. This workshop is meant to help impart the knowledge, experience, and wisdom from Wulstan and Sarah to a new generation of translators, practitioners, and scholars. Tsadra is flying Wulstan in from France to give us this rare opportunity to engage with him and this extraordinary text that has been so fundamental for so many. Participants Wulstan Fletcher (Tsadra Foundation Fellow; Padmakara Translation Group) Wulstan Fletcher studied modern languages and theology in Oxford and Rome. He completed a three year meditation retreat in Chanteloube, France 1986-1989 and is a member of the Padmakara Translation Group. He has studied under some of the most extraordinary masters of the 20th century. He has been a Tsadra Fellow since 2001. Wulstan has completed several Tibetan-English translation projects in collaboration with Helena Blankleder, includingTreasury of Precious Qualities (Book 1 2010; Book 2, 2013), The Root Stanzas of the Middle Way (2016), The Way of the Bodhisattva (revised 2006), The Nectar of Manjushri’s Speech(2007), White Lotus (2007), Introduction to the Middle Way (2005), The Adornment of the Middle Way (2005), Food of Bodhisattvas: Buddhist Teachings on Abstaining from Meat(2004), Counsels from My Heart (2003) and the forthcoming The Wisdom Chapter: Jamgön Mipham's Commentary on the Ninth Chapter of The Way of the Bodhisattva. Wulstan is currently working on Longchenpa’s sems nyid ngal gso.
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