At the core of Mahayana Buddhism, explains Kaira Jewel Lingo, is bodhichitta, the bodhisattvas’ enlightened aspiration to save all sentient beings.
Thubten Chodron on how to develop bodhichitta, the aspiration to attain buddhahood in order to benefit others.
We base our lives on seeking happiness and avoiding suffering, but the best thing we can do for ourselves is to turn this whole way of thinking upside down.
According to Pema Chödrön, love and compassion are like the weak spots in the walls of ego.
Pema Chödrön offers a bodhicitta practice for generating love and compassion for all human beings.
The way to bodhicitta, the mind of compassion, is marked by the fifty-nine lojong slogans. Gaylon Ferguson points us in the right direction.
The mind of enlightenment, bodhichitta, is always available, in pain as well as in joy. Pema Chödrön lays out how to cultivate this soft spot of bravery.
Pema Khandro Rinpoche offers a recitation from the Vajrayana tradition to awaken bodhicitta, or enlightened mind.
The Dalai Lama offers a short teaching on kindness and good heartedness.
An introduction to the life, books, and teachings of Pema Chödrön, one of America’s most beloved Buddhist teachers.