Open Heart, Clear Mind
Open Heart, Clear Mind by Thubten Chodron, an American Buddhist nun. This introduction to Buddhism by an American Tibetan Buddhist nun focuses on practical applications of Buddhist psychology to modern life. In a straightforward style and with warmth and humor, Chodron sets forth the fundamental points of the Buddha's teaching on transforming habitual attitudes and realizing our full human potential. "...conveys a clear understanding of Buddhism as it has been practiced by Tibetans, in easily comprehensible language."--His Holiness the Dalai Lama Thubten Chodron is an American Buddhist nun in the Tibetan tradition. A student of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other Tibetan masters, she became a nun in 1977. She has been resident teacher at Amitabha Buddhist Centre in Singapore and at Dharma Friendship Foundation in Seattle. Active in interfaith dialogue, she also does Dharma outreach in prisons and teaches the Dharma worldwide. She is abbess of Sravasti Abbey, a Buddhist monastery in eastern Washington State. She is the author of several books, including Open Heart, Clear Mind; Buddhism for Beginners; Taming the Mind; Working with Anger; and How to Free Your Mind: Tara the Liberator. Ven. Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha's teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners.