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Buddhahood

Wanting to Develop Bodhicitta

Tenzin Norbu | Posted 08.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Tenzin Norbu

In order to develop aspiring Bodhicitta, we must begin by developing the desire to develop this mind. This is a stage of the pre-Bodhisattva path that presupposes the attainment of renunciation.

The 3 Principle Aspects of the Bodhisattva Path

Tenzin Norbu | Posted 02.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Tenzin Norbu

There are said to be three principle aspects of the path to Buddhahood -- renunciation, bodhicitta and wisdom. These are called "principle aspects" because of the crucial role they play in following the path.

Eliminating Anger by Changing Your Views

Tenzin Norbu | Posted 12.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Tenzin Norbu

Lojong is Tibetan for "mind training," and this type of meditation is very effective as a tool for changing the world we perceive. In this blog, I am going to explain some of the ideas to contemplate in lojong practice in order to change the views that cause you to become angry.

How To Exercise Moral Discipline

Tenzin Norbu | Posted 11.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Tenzin Norbu

When a desire to act non-virtuously arises, a bodhisattva must exercise moral discipline by bringing to mind a thought or feeling that prevents him or her from acting on the non-virtuous desire.

Aspiring and Engaging Bodhicitta

Tenzin Norbu | Posted 09.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Tenzin Norbu

A generous act, obviously, is an act of giving something to someone other than oneself. An act of the perfection of generosity is an act of giving something to someone that one knows will advance both the giver and the receiver along the path to true and lasting happiness.

Adulthood, Elderhood, Buddhahood: The Stages Of A Spiritual Life

Lewis Richmond | Posted 09.09.2011 | Religion
Lewis Richmond

From childhood onward, there are many "hoods" or stages, each one building on the insights and accomplishments of the last. Do we still know how to negotiate them?