About Bodhi

Bodhi is the magazine for serious Dharma students. Each quarterly issue is packed with genuine teachings that support students’ practice and the development of insight into the nature of mind and reality.

With teachings from His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, and many other eminent masters, Bodhi is a vehicle for Buddhist teachings that support the personal practice and spiritual journey of its readers.

Along with the universal teachings of the Buddha — transcending suffering, developing compassion and wisdom, working with emotions — Bodhi also explores in detail the philosophical views of the different Buddhist schools and the meditation practices that flow from those views.

Bodhi is dedicated to the principle and activity of wisdom, offering the direct guidance of living masters on how to effectively walk on the path, deal with our most common obstacles, and develop courage, inspiration and compassion for others along the way.

Treasured for the beauty of its presentation and filled with four-color photographs and artwork that illustrate the richness of the teachings, every issue of Bodhi is a collectible that will continue to benefit students for years to come.

The Meaning of Bodhi
By Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche
The meaning of Bodhi is to awaken.
Awakened means delusion has been purified.
Awakened means the two kinds of benefit are accomplished.
Awakened means mistaken ideas have been removed.
Awakened means samsara has been brought to an end.
How to Attain Bodhi
By Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche
To attain awakening, we must meditate.
First, we meditate on that which involves delusion:
Impermanence, suffering, and so forth.
Second, we meditate on that which lacks delusion:
The lack of a truly existent self-entity, emptiness, and so forth.
But to transcend all conceptual elaborations
Those involving delusion, those lacking delusion, and so for this supreme.
It is the ultimate of all meditations.
Yah! This describes the three stages of meditation. First, we meditate on that which involves delusion, which is quite easy. Then, we progress to the second stage where we meditate on that which doesn't involve any type of mistaken perception. And third, we transcend both meditating and not meditating. If this way of meditating is understood, it will be beneficial to everyone, those of the lowest capability, those of intermediate, and those of supreme.
O.K. Sarva Mangalam! Deleg pe! Ah!


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