Open heart, clear mind
An open heart is the dwelling place of compassion that extends toward all beings; a clear mind is the source of the penetrating wisdom of deep insight. Their union leads to the enlightened way of life that is at the heart of the spiritual path as taught by the Buddha. This introduction to his teaching is thorough yet wonderfully accessible, even to those with no previous knowledge of Buddhism. Thubten Chodron writes in an easy-to-understand manner as she skillfully relates the Buddha’s wisdom to the realities of our modern lives.
“Conveys a clear understanding of Buddhism it has been pracas ticed by Tibetans, in easily comprehensible language.”
from the foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
“A refreshingly straightforward and accessible introduction to the basic principles of Buddhist practice.”
Professor Alan Sponberg, Department of Religious Studies, Stanford University