Question: I do several practices. How can I merge them into one bodhichitta practice?
Answer: One way is to meditate on Chenrezig, or Avalokiteshvara. Chenrezig is renowned as the embodiment of all the buddhas’ love and compassion. As you begin your practice, generate love and compassion for all sentient beings. If you are following a sadhana, visualize Chenrezig and chant the prayers and mantra according to the instructions. All bodhichitta practices are included in the practice of Chenrezig.
Another way is to meditate on any buddha with whom you feel particularly connected. For example, Guru Padmasambhava, Buddha Shakyamuni, and Tara are all embodiments of boundless love and compassion. All the bodhichitta practices are included when you practice on any one of them.”
Venerable Khenpo Rinpoches
The Nature of Mind
Photo of the 1,000 Armed Chenrezig Statue in the Dharmakaya Shrine at PSL.
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