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  • The Heart of Compassion

  • The Thirty-Seven Verses on the Practice of a Bodhisattva
  • By: Dilgo Khyentse
  • Narrated by: John Telfer
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (18 ratings)

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What would be the practical implications of caring more about others than about yourself? This is the radical theme of this extraordinary set of instructions, a training manual composed in the 14th century by the Buddhist hermit Ngulchu Thogme, here explained in detail by one of the great Tibetan Buddhist masters of the 20th century, Dilgo Khyentse.

In the Mahayana tradition, those who have the courage to undertake the profound change of attitude required to develop true compassion are called bodhisattvas. Their great resolve - to consider others’ needs as paramount, and thus to attain enlightenment for the sake of all living creatures - carries them beyond the limits imposed by the illusions of “I” and “mine,” culminating in the direct realization of reality, transcending dualistic notions of self and other.

This classic text presents ways that we can work with our own hearts and minds, starting wherever we find ourselves now, to unravel our small-minded preoccupations and discover our own potential for compassion, love, and wisdom. Many generations of Buddhist practitioners have been inspired by these teachings, and the great masters of all traditions have written numerous commentaries.

Dilgo Khyentse’s commentary is probably his most extensive recorded teaching on Mahayana practice.

©2007 Shechen Publications (P)2019 Shambhala Publications

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I really enjoyed listening to this book. Dilgo Khyentse is extremely wise and is able to explain concepts in a really easy to understand manner. I am new to reading Buddhist books, but I would recommend this to anyone.

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Excellent text, highly recommended.

I really enjoyed the content of this book and really feel the writer. I will come back to this and listen many times as it seems fundamental to Tantric wisdom and understanding. Concepts presented clearly and with good and often humorous examples given.
The reader I found too fast for the subject matter and also the tone was not neutral enough

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Wonderful

How wonderful.
Now all I have to do is put it in to practice
Thank you Rinpoche

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