How to Live the Compassionate Life

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How to Live the Compassionate Life

The Bodhisattva’s Jewel Garland (Bodhisattvamanevali) with Gen Don Handrick

Friday, July 26- Sunday, July 28

Bodhisattvas are driven by their deep compassion to attain enlightenment, the fully developed state in which one can benefit other beings most effectively. In this weekend course, Gen Don Handrick will examine a brief and lyrical text by Atisha, the great Indian master who went to Tibet in the 11th century, in which he presents the most essential life instructions for bodhisattvas. Like a string of precious gems, these guidelines are to be worn like a beautiful garland by all those who wish to journey the path of full awakening.

Gen Don’s teachings are clear, practical, and he relates to students with great kindness and patience. We are thrilled to welcome an exceptionally learned and kind teacher to Brooklyn!

Note: WE WILL NOT HAVE PAPER COPIES OF THE TEXT. Please download and print the three texts using the links below, or bring them on your electronic device.

Bodhisattva’s Jewel Garland

Techniques to Generate Bodhicitta

Alex Berzin on the 10 Dharma Acts


Friday, July 26 from 7pm to 9pm

Saturday, July 27-Sunday, July 28 from 10am to 5pm


Friday $20
Shantideva Members: $18

Weekend: $100 for 2 days, single enrollment $50 per day.

Shantideva Members: $90 for 2 days, $45 per day.

(Member discounts will be applied automatically if you have transferred your membership to MindBody. If you need assistance doing this, please contact [email protected].)


Please register below. You may also register at the door.


Gen Don Handrick is the resident teacher at Thubten Norbu Ling (TNL) in New Mexico and teaches for FPMT at the Ksitigarbha Tibetan Buddhist Center in Taos. Gen Don also serves as a board member and Buddhist teacher for Liberation Prison Project, which includes teaching Buddhism at a local prison in New Mexico. Gen Don’s study and practice of Buddhism began in 1993 when he read The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche. Over the next two years, he practiced with Rigpa, Sogyal Rinpoche’s organization, until he began attending classes with Venerable Robina Courtin at Tse Chen Ling, the FPMT center in San Francisco. At the beginning of 1998, Gen Don left the Bay Area to attend the FPMT’s Masters Program of Buddhist Studies in Sutra and Tantra, a full-time seven-year residential study program in Tuscany, Italy, taught by Geshe Jampa Gyatso. By 2004, he successfully completed the program and received an FPMT final certificate with high honors. Soon after, Gen Don moved to Santa Fe and served as the Spiritual Program Coordinator for TNL, and in 2006 he was appointed Resident Teacher.

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