Bodhicitta from The Bodhisattva

Cultivate your mind and all will be ok. That is the essence of Gyalwa Dokhampa's teaching. At the request from the principal and teachers of Lungtenzampa Middle Secondary School(Bhutan), Gyalwa Dokhampa Rinpoche has kindly agreed to give teachings from the book Boddhisattva's Way of Life to the students and teachers

Gyalwa Dokhampa Rinpoche started with the introduction on Saturday 7th June 2008 with the first chapter, The excellence of Bodhichitta. Rinpoche said that he will try to come once in three week and try to finish it. In the introduction Rinpoche said that Dharma, whether positive or negative, is determined by our mind and not the outer appearance. He emphasized that happiness and suffering are much to do with one's mind. We need to develop wisdom and compassion motivation in order to be happy in towns and cities or in the mountains, and to have a good or understanding relation with people, partner etc. To develop the wisdom and compassion within is the main priority and practices. Recitations, retreats, rituals and becoming nun or monk or going to mountain and comes second to this. If we have the wisdom one can be happy whether we are in mountain or in the city. After all, material things do not give you suffering; it is our ignorant and grasping at what is by nature impermanent and interdependent.

Gyalwa Dokhampa also said that no matter whether you are Buddhist or not, a spiritual practitioner or not, appreciation is very important, appreciate your life, your teacher, work and etc. Appreciation is a great thing: you really need to have it.