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.
Compiled, edited and revised by Lama Shenpen Drolma, this edition includes profoundly elaborated and expanded meditation instructions which help us to blend Chagdud Rinpoche's teachings with our mind and heart, until their essence arises spontaneously as lived experience. A new Foreword clearly articulates the intent of these proven methods for discovering the treasury of our inherent positive qualities, which in turn enhance our capacity to help others to do the same.
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.
Located on this book's pages are some amazingly similar sayings that will leave you hungry to learn more about both Buddhism and Christianity. In the preface, Marcus Borg states that "If the Buddha and Jesus were to meet, neither would try to convert the other ~ not because they would regard such an effort as hopeless, but because they would recognize each other."