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What is Bodhicitta?

Excerpt from Tricycle post “Bodhicitta Explained:A Bird’s-Eye View of the Bodhisattva Path” by Ken McLeod In Mahayana practice, compassion is both a practice and a result. Compassion is used to transform emotional reactivity into attention, and that attention in turn … Continue reading

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Four Vows

Here are two of many translations of the Four Vows: Creations are numberless; I vow to free them. Delusions are inexhaustible; I vow to transform them. Reality is boundless; I vow to perceive it. –Zen Peacemaker The awakened way is … Continue reading

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Six Paramitas

Excerpt from “The Heart of Buddha’s Teaching” by Thich Nhat Hanh The Six Paramitas are a teaching of Mahayana Buddhism. Paramita can be translated as “perfection” or “perfect realization.” The Chinese character used for paramita means “crossing over to the … Continue reading

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