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Bodhisattva Mind

Teachings to Cultivate Courage and Awareness in the Midst of Suffering

Bodhisattva Mind

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A bodhisattva is one who seeks liberation from suffering not only for themselves, but for all beings. If you were a bodhisattva, how would you respond in the face of chaos and difficulty? Is it possible to find calm in the middle of a storm?

On Bodhisattva Mind, Pema Chödrön explores timeless insights and practices from the teachings of an eighth-century Buddhist classic, Shantideva's The Way of the Bodhisattva, to reveal a powerful core truth that can move us all closer to the bodhisattva ideal.

An Unlikely Voice on Living a Virtuous Life

In the eyes of his fellow Indian scholars, Shantideva seemed lazy and uninterested in his studies and was greatly resented. So they invited the young slacker to give a prestigious talk—an honor reserved for only the most realized Buddhist masters—hoping to humiliate him and force him to leave the school. Instead, he delivered the timeless jewel known today as The Way of the Bodhisattva.

Paradoxically, the key to true liberation, he taught, is in taming the mind. Like a wild elephant, the distracted mind causes emotions to escalate. But if the mind is trained to be steady and open, no matter what comes at you, you will remain solid in the immediacy of your experience.

On Bodhisattva Mind, Pema Chödrön leads you through an all-new series of practices inspired by Shantideva to help you "tether" your thoughts and emotions—not as a limiting force, but as a means to restore yourself in the freedom of the present moment.

Experience the Spaciousness Available in Every Moment

If we approach the wildness of our mind like a horse whisperer using gentleness, compassion, and kindness, we return to our natural state of expansiveness that is always available to us, says Pema Chödrön. Encompassing a rich span of insights from this gifted teacher, Bodhisattva Mind shows us how to connect with the spacious, clear, and unbiased nature of our minds, and experience the joy of complete freedom.

Master recordings for Bodhisattva Mind graciously provided by Great Path Tapes.

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Review for Bodhisattva Mind Review by Theresa J
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LOVED this. Pema is my favorite. This series is down to earth and extremely helpful. If you are looking for something not so "technical" of Pema's, this is perfect.

(Posted on 10/2/2013)

Review for Bodhisattva Mind Review by Allison F
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I love Pema and everything that comes from her work is a true valuable and deep contribution to our world. Her teaching is clear, filled with humor and insight and experience. I feel nurtured, loved and protected every time I listen to her recordings and that is practically every day!

(Posted on 9/20/2013)

Review for Bodhisattva Mind Review by Teresa B
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I am on my third time listening to this. It is so very packed with teaching that speak to me. Thank you.

(Posted on 9/17/2013)

Review for Bodhisattva Mind Review by Lindsey B
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This was wonderful! I am looking forward to continuing with this series soon. Thank you!

(Posted on 4/23/2013)

Review for Bodhisattva Mind Review by Peter Efland
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You can never really go wrong with Pema. Personally I didn't enjoy this format as much as some of the other Pema programs. The format here is a Uni lecture at Naropa Uni, and while it is interesting, I prefer the resort formats. But that is just my personal opinion. Great content though.

(Posted on 7/19/2012)

Review for Bodhisattva Mind Review by Eileen McGarvey
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There is so much here that I know I will be listening to it over and over.

(Posted on 4/2/2012)

Review for Bodhisattva Mind Review by Mary J Craig
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A wonderful visit with Pema Chödrön - I could listen and learn from her every day... and, so far, I believe I have. Thank you.

(Posted on 3/29/2012)

Review for Bodhisattva Mind Review by Carol Conner
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What a delightful teacher she is.

(Posted on 3/28/2012)

Review for Bodhisattva Mind Review by Rebecca Ockert
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Excellent!

(Posted on 3/23/2012)

Review for Bodhisattva Mind Review by Janet Knori
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Pema is one of the most inspiring teachers you have. This is not my very favorite of her things, but I listened to every word and would recommend it to anyone.

(Posted on 3/21/2012)

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CD

Contents 7 CDs (487 minutes)
Date Published September 01, 2006
ISBN-10 1-59179-535-4
ISBN-13 978-1-59179-535-3
Dimensions 6 7/8 x 6 5/8 in
Product Code af01091d

Audio Download

Contents 1 Audio download (8 hours)
Filetypes M4B, MP3, PDF, ZIP
Date Published September 01, 2006
ISBN-10 1-60407-013-7
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-013-2
Product Code af01091w