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Cultivating a Compassionate Heart: the yoga method of Chenrezig

Cultivating a Compassionate Heart: the yoga method of Chenrezig
Thubten Chodron
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Perhaps the most widely known and loved deity throughout the Buddhist world, Chenrezig—also known as Avalokiteshvara, Kuan Yin, or Kannon—is the Buddha of Compassion. Buddhists turn to Chenrezig for protection, friendship, and inspiration on a daily basis. The meditation practice in this book—composed by a teacher with an extensive Western following—is presented as a useful manual for ease of practice. An enlightening—and often humorous—commentary by well-known author Thubten Chodron offers instructions and tips on making the practice even more relevant to daily life.

"With her usual clarity and humor Venerable Thubten Chodron delivers a first rate exposition of the theory and practice of Action Tantra basing herself on the sadhana of the 1000 armed Chenrezig. Her clear and helpful explanation are certainly of great benefit for all of us on the Vajrayana path."
—Ven. Tenzin Palmo

"Ven. Thubten Chodron is someone whose life embodies the virtues of kindness, simplicity and a clarity of vision, which lie at the heart of the Buddha's teaching. It is these perennial qualities that shine through her writings and touch the hearts of readers all over the world."
—Thupten Jinpa, translator for H.H. the Dalai Lama

Thubten Chodron, an American-born Tibetan Buddhist nun, travels worldwide teaching and leading meditation retreats and is known for her clear and practical explanations of the Buddha's teachings. She is the author of Buddhism for Beginners, Working with Anger, How to Free Mind, Open Heart Clear Mind, and Taming the Mind and lives near Spokane, WA.
Foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Preface by Lama Zopa Rinpoche
Meditation on Thousand-Arm Chenrezig
A Lamentation Requesting Blessings
from the Great Compassionate One
Commentary on the YogaMethod of Chenrezig
1. Getting Started
2. PurifYingNegativities and
Accumulating Positive Potential
3. Request Prayer
4. TheEight versesof ThoughtTransformation
5. PurifYingand Receiving Inspiration
6. Meditating on Emptiness
7. Appearing as Chenrezig
8. Clear Appearance and Divine Identity
9. Mantra Recitation
10. Working with Our Stuff
11. More Meditations
12. Concluding the Sadhana and Practicing in Daily Life
Additional Reading