Change of Heart

Change of Heart: The Bodhisattva Peace Training of Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche is a guide a manual of simple, accessible, and quietly revolutionary steps that any of us can take to bring positive transformation into our lives and those of others. On whatever level the teachings presented in this book are applied from the intimate sphere of personal experience to the complex dynamics of family, community, national, and even international relations they will lead infallibly toward fulfillment and peace.

The teachings in Change of Heart are drawn from a series of Bodhisattva Peace Trainings conducted by His Eminence Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche. Through his teachings we can begin to experience the embrace of wisdom and sanity that comes from giving rise to awakened mind, the very heart of the bodhisattva.

Compiled, edited and revised by Lama Shenpen Drolma, this edition includes profoundly elaborated and expanded meditation instructions, which help us to blend Rinpoche's teachings with our mind and heart, until their essence arises spontaneously as lived experience. A new preface articulates the intent of these proven methods for discovering the treasure of our inherent positive qualities, which in turn enhance our capacity to help others do the same.

Revised Edition Available at Tibetan Treasures.

Ebook Available here.

An ordinary being cannot even begin to fathom the infinite compassionate action of a bodhisattva, so only a bodhisattva can provide such guidance. Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche in my opinion was a true bodhisattva who worked tirelessly to eliminate suffering in many different parts of the world. I rejoice that his teachings have been compiled into this book and it is my aspiration that every single word of his will be put into practice.
— Dzongsar Khyentse, Buddhist teacher and founder of Siddhartha’s Intent
 
 
Chagdud Rinpoche was an outstanding Buddhist master. In Change of Heart he hands us an extraordinary gift – a wise and gentle guide to the compassionate path of the ‘bodhisattvas’. Confronting directly the dilemmas and uncertainty facing people today, Rinpoche shows how anyone at all can follow this training, and use its methods to discover inner peace, reduce suffering, deal with violence and aggression, awaken the Good Heart and so live in the world in such a way as to benefit all those around them.
— Sogyal Rinpoche, Author of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
Change of Heart offers a deceptively quiet conversation about profound potential transformations in ourselves and in our efforts to bring peace and justice to our world. In these teachings every social activist acquainted with sadness, despair, and rage will be challenged to find renewal and hope.
— Ann Jones, Author and Activist
If you don’t want to change the world, don’t read this book. If you want to change the world, but not yourself, don’’t read this book. These pages offer simple practices that change hearts—, yours first. In return, it offers one, certain truth: changed hearts change everything else.
— Phil Steger, Executive Director, Friends for a Non-Violent World
Dialogues brimming with insight, respect, and the personal responsibility of transforming the self form the core of this powerful and very welcome addition to …reading lists and reference collections.
— Midwest Book Review
Most of the book adopts a question-and-answer format, with dialogue taken from transcripts of Tulku’s real training seminars. This give-and-take is an inherent part of the book’s success in illuminating difficult teachings and placing them into some kind of practical context. …It coheres very well as a seamless whole.
— Publisher’s Weekly