Samantabhadra’s King of Prayers is a practice text composed to help us cultivate the heart qualities of kindness, care, concern, love and compassion. Developing these qualities will help bring us peace of mind, confidence and a heightened sense of purpose, as well as nurturing and strengthening our relationships.
Beginning with the seven bodhisattva practices or preliminaries, this prayer is a series of aspirations to lead us step by step along the bodhisattva path. Geshe Tashi once again turns to Jetsun Drakpa Shedrup to guide us through the material, who in turn references a series of commentaries including one by Nagarjuna in the 2nd century CE.
As always, Geshe Tashi’s emphasis in these teachings is on how we can best experience the material for ourselves.
A note from The Admin Team: We apologise for our unwanted intrusion into the video recording. You will see that after around 15 minutes we appear side by side with Geshe la, and then for the duration. This really wasn’t our intention, and we didn’t realise until we viewed the recording afterwards. We were trying out Zoom Webinar, as it seemed to promise a better quality experience for everyone, but we weren’t familiar enough with how it worked and we messed up. We will be returning to Zoom Meeting next time as it allows all participants to be seen by Geshe la in the teaching event. Hopefully we’ll do a better job.
Apologies from us both! Nevertheless, we hope you enjoy. This promises to be a great teaching series over the next six months.