Bodhicitta: Cultivating the Compassionate Mind of Enlightenment by Ven. Lobsang Gyatso (Author)

Bodhicitta: Cultivating the Compassionate Mind of Enlightenment by Ven. Lobsang Gyatso (Author)

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One is unlikely ever to receive a Tibetan Buddhist teaching on either sutra or tantra in which Bodhicitta does not have a central role. Bodhicitta, the compassionate mind which aspires to attain full enlightenment in order to benefit beings, is the very quintessence of the Mahayana path of Buddhist practice. In this practical handbook, Ven. Lobsang Gyatso describes the classical methods for developing the mind of enlightenment and based on his experience as a meditator and a teacher examines a wide range of obstacles to its development.

Ven. Lobsang Gyatso was born in Kham province Tibet in 1928 and educated at Drepung Monastic University. In 1973, with the blessing of H.H.the Dalai Lama, he founded the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics in Dharamsala, where he has been the Director since its inception. He lectured in many countries and authored numerous books and articles.