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  • Published: 15 February 2013
  • ISBN: 9780937938874
  • Imprint: Snow Lion
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $35.00

Open Heart, Clear Mind

An Introduction to the Buddha's Teachings



Featuring a foreword by the Dalai Lama, this introduction to Tibetan Buddhism “will help many on the open path of meditation and in dealing with challenges of everyday life” (Thich Nhat Hanh)

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 practical introduction to the Buddha's teachings focuses on the application of Buddhist psychology to modern life. Thubten Chodron, an American Buddhist nun, presents the basic points of this path for understanding ourselves and improving the quality of our lives. Writing with warmth, humor, and easy-to-understand language, Chodron provides the fundamental points of the Buddha's teaching on transforming habitual attitudes and realizing our full human potential.

  • Published: 15 February 2013
  • ISBN: 9780937938874
  • Imprint: Snow Lion
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $35.00

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Praise for Open Heart, Clear Mind

"Presents a clear and complete survey of the teachings of the Buddha. Open Heart, Clear Mind will help many on the open path of meditation and in dealing with the challenges of everyday life."—Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"Conveys a clear understanding of Buddhism as it has been practiced by Tibetans in easily comprehensible language."—H.H. the Dalai Lama

"Her analyses of psychological states underlying behavior and how to modify this behavior in order to live a more healthy, more Buddhist life is useful to all persons wishing to follow a Buddhist path."—Ven. Dr. Havanpola Ratanasara, Executive President, American Buddhist Congress

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