bodhicitta

Bodhicitta is the mind dedicated to attaining awakening for the benefit of all sentient beings. Included are explanations of bodhicitta, its advantages, and how to develop bodhicitta.

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Volume 3 Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature

The purity of the mind

Reviewing Chapter 12, "The Mind and Its Potential", describing the nature of the mind and…

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Buddhahood depends on sentient beings

Reviewing Chapter 12, "The Mind and Its Potential", describing how Buddhas depends on sentient beings…

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

The kindness of others

Continued explanation of the nine-point meditation on equalizing self and others with the three points…

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

We are all equal

Explanation of the first three points of the nine-point meditation on equalizing self and others.

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Library of Wisdom and Compassion

Generosity of the heart

How to cultivate the four brahmaviharas or divine abodes of love, compassion, empathetic joy, and…

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Venerable Chodron in front of the wooden Kuan Yin statue in Chenrezig Hall.
Cultivating Compassion

Compassion manifesting in skillful means

An article about compassion and skillful means as an expression of compassion published in Mindfulness.

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Meditation on equanimity

An explanation of equanimity and its importance in developing bodhicitta including a guided meditation on…

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Volume 3 Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature

The mind and its potential

Completing teaching Chapter 11, "Freedom From Cyclic Existence" and commencing Chapter 12, "Mind and Its…

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Types of nirvana

Continuing teaching from Chapter 11, covering natural nirvana and nirvana with remainder and nirvana without…

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Bodhisattvas’ path to awakening

Continuing teaching from Chapter 11, explaining the five paths of the bodhisattva vehicle.

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Venerable Sangye Khadro sitting in front of a thangka, smiling.
Guided Meditations

Meditations on equalizing and exchanging self and ot...

A sequence of eleven guided meditations for developing bodhicitta using the method of equalizing and…

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