The Heart of Compassion


Subtitle: The Thirty-Seven Verses on the Practice of a Bodhisattva
Author: Dilgo Khyentse
Translated by Padmakara Translation Group
Softcover ~ 266 pages

What would be the practical implications of caring more about others than about yourself? This is the radical theme of this extraordinary set of instructions, a training manual composed in the 14th century by the Buddhist hermit Ngulchu Thogme. This classic texts presents ways that we can work with our own hearts and minds to unravel our small-minded preoccupations and discover our own potential for compassion, love, and wisdom.

Dilgo Khyentse's commentary on this manual is probably his most extensive recorded teaching on Mahayana practice.