What if you could cultivate the mind of a bodhisattva -- one who has dedicated one's life to the benefit of others? According to Pema Chödrön, best-selling author and American-born Buddhist nun, you can. On Bodhisattva Mind, she examines sheshin, or "guarding alertness", and the other qualities of mind we need to develop on the path to enlightenment. "We all have a consciousness that knows what helps and what causes harm," says Ani Pema. "With this same ability, we can 'tame our minds', and extricate ourselves from suffering."
A practicum of insights and meditations from this cherished teacher, Bodhisattva Mind shows us how to connect with the spacious, clear, unbiased nature of our minds and experience the joy of complete freedom.
Milking the essence from Shantideva's Guide
Since purchasing this audiobook, I've listened to this CD twice and each time, it is both refreshing and inspiring. Whenever I'm in a slump in my practice or needing to touch-base with why I'm struggling, I've found Pema Chodron to be a delightful teacher. She's able to remind us of how important it is to be compassionate with our human shortcomings and then to encourage us to get back onto our feet. And since this is a breakdown on the chapter of Vigilance, it's a great eye-opener to Shantideva's text, charged with a lot of humour and great questions from the audience. This was worth every cent. May it be as helpful to you as it was for me.