The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times Setting & Symbolism

Pema Chödrön
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Bodhichitta

Bodhichitta is the combination of two words, chitta, which roughly translates as mind, heart, or attitude, and bodhi, which means awake, enlightened, or completely open. Bodhichitta is the soft spot of empathetic potential that at any moment can point us in the direction of compassionate understanding.

Maitri

Mairti is the compassionate acceptance of who we are, including our faults and flaws.

Lojong slogan, the slogans of Atisha

A list of slogans brought into Tibet from India in the eleventh century by Atisha Dipankara and which can aid in accessing bodhichitta and the four limitless qualities.

The Four Limitless Qualities

Loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity. The four limitless qualities, when practiced regularly can free one from the prison of ego and the cycle of aggression.

Tonglen

Tonglen is a method for empathizing with those around us by breathing in pain or destructive emotions and breathing out relief.

Lhenchak

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