bodhichitta

BODHICHITTA

Practice for a Meaningful Life

Lama Zopa Rinpoche

An accessible, inspiring book on one of the most important topics in Tibetan Buddhism—bodhichitta, or compassion—written by one of its renowned masters who has an international following of thousands.

Bodhichitta is a Sanskrit word meaning “the mind of enlightenment” or “the awakening mind”—the mind that wishes to achieve enlightenment in order to lead all other beings into that same state. It is the attitude of the bodhisattva, of the person who makes the compassionate vow to save others from suffering. In this book, the renowned teacher Lama Zopa Rinpoche shows us how to achieve it.

First, Lama Zopa gives a clear and comprehensive explanation of bodhichitta, its benefits, and its importance to the path. Then, he walks us through the two main methods for achieving bodhichitta: the seven points of cause and effect, and equalizing and exchanging self and others. Finally, the book closes with meditation instructions to guide and strengthen our practice.

Readers will find Bodhichitta to be a comprehensive guide to this core Buddhist principle, one rich in both accessible philosophical explanation and concrete advice for practitioners.

book information
  • Hardcover
  • 328 pages, 6 x 9 inches
  • $29.95
  • ISBN 9781614295792
  • ebook
  • 328 pages
  • $19.99
  • ISBN 9781614296034
about the author
Bodhichitta

Lama Zopa Rinpoche is one of the most internationally renowned masters of Tibetan Buddhism, working and teaching ceaselessly on almost every continent. He is the spiritual director and cofounder of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), an international network of Buddhist projects, including monasteries in six countries and meditation centers in over thirty; health and nutrition clinics, and clinics specializing in the treatment of leprosy and polio; as well as hospices, schools, publishing activities, and prison outreach projects worldwide.

Other books by Lama Zopa Rinpoche:
Dear Lama Zopa
The Four Noble Truths
The Door to Satisfaction
Wisdom Energy
Ultimate Healing
Wholesome Fear
Transforming Problems into Happiness
How to Be Happy
The Four Noble Truths
How to Enjoy Death