Pema Khandro Rinpoche offers a recitation from the Heart Essence of the Vast Expanse to awaken bodhicitta, or enlightened mind.
This clip was recorded at the Lion’s Roar 2017 Annual Retreat at Garrison Institute “Boundless Love.”
Pema Khandro Rinpoche: Ho! Mesmerized by the sheer variety of appearances, which are like the illusory reflections of the moon and water, beings wander endlessly astray in samsara’s vicious cycle.
In order that they may find comfort and ease, and the luminosity and all-pervading space of the true nature of their minds, I generate immeasurable love, compassion, joy, and equanimity of the awakened mind, the heart of bodhicitta.
Sentient beings are numberless, I train in order to free them.
Delusions are inexhaustible, I train in order to transform them.
Reality is boundless, I train in order to realize it.
The awakened way is unsurpassable, I train in order to embody it.