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Meditating to generate bodhicitta

Meditating to generate bodhicitta

Part of a series of teachings on The Easy Path to Travel to Omniscience, a lamrim text by Panchen Losang Chokyi Gyaltsen, the first Panchen Lama.

  • Meditation on compassion
  • The supreme intention to benefit beings
  • The final meditation of the seven-points, generating bodhicitta
  • The two types of obscurations to be eliminated to attain Buddhahood
  • The qualities of a Buddha that benefit sentient beings
  • How to overcome personal distress when we see suffering

Easy Path 39: Bodhicitta (download)

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.