In Change of Heart, Chagdud Rinpoche hands us an extraordinary gift ~ a wise and gentle guide to the compassionate path of the bodhisattvas. Confronting directly the dilemmas and uncertainty facing people today, Rinpoche explains methods to discover inner peace, deal with violence and aggression and awaken one's innate generous spirit.
The development stage is one of the central practices of Buddhist Tantra. The texts contained in this volume are among the most widely studied commentaries on this topic and have formed the basis for spiritual study and practice for centuries.
Incarcerated in San Quentin at the age of 19 for armed robbery, Jarvis Masters was accused four years later of participating in a conspiracy that resulted in the death of a prison guard. Now living on death row, Masters' commitment to nonviolence leads him deeper into the role of peacemaker as he puts compassion into action, meditating amid chaos and squalor, touching the hearts and minds of those around him.
"If I have any understanding of compassion and the practice of the bodhisattva path, it is entirely on the basis of this text [The Way of the Bodhisattva] that I possess it." ~ His Holiness the Dalai Lama