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An Open-Hearted Life

A study guide for An Open-Hearted Life: Transformative Methods for Compassionate Living from a Clinical Psychologist and a Buddhist Nun by Venerable Thubten Chodron and Dr. Russell Kolts. The UK edition is entitled Living With an Open Heart: Cultivating Compassion in Everyday Life.


Don’t Believe Everything You Think

We deepen our understanding of the Buddha’s teachings through a process of hearing, thinking, and meditating on what we’ve learned. This study guide supports the process of thinking and serves as a resource to the book Don’t Believe Everything You Think: Living with Wisdom and Compassion, a commentary on The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattvas. Questions for contemplation as well as writing prompts for those who like to journal will help to connect each verse of the root text with your own experience.


Gomchen Lamrim

Contemplation points to complement a series of teachings given on the Gomchen Lamrim by Gomchen Ngawang Drakpa.


Guided Meditations on the Lamrim

This guide is a concise outline of the lamrim meditations. It may be used on its own or as a supplement to the audio recordings on Guided Meditations on the Stages of the Path.


Open Heart, Clear Mind

His Holiness the Dalai Lama wrote in the Forward to Open Heart, Clear Mind that the book “conveys a clear understanding of Buddhism as it has been practised by Tibetans, in easily comprehensible language.” This study guide explores and reinforces key points and also contains several meditations not found in the book that help strengthen our determination to turn our attention away from worldly concerns to more important activities, such as cultivating compassion and wisdom.


Approaching the Buddhist Path

Approaching the Buddhist Path, the first volume in The Library of Wisdom and Compassion, introduces us to the Buddha’s teachings on the complete path to full awakening. This study guide provides contemplation points for key topics and encourages us to consider how they can be implemented in our lives.

In process – stay tuned! In the meantime, we invite you to join the teachings on this book that are currently underway. For more information, see the section ‘Teaching series (in progress).’