The Bodhicharya Publications team are very happy to announce the publication of a new book in Rinpoche’s ‘Lazy Lama series’ about ‘The Six Paramitas‘.
At 268 pages, this is by far the largest Lazy Lama book to date, lovingly transcribed and edited by Karma Trinley Paldron with illustrations by Karma Orgyen Namdreul. The text was compiled from teachings given in 2015 at Gaunts House, Dorset UK, and in 2016 at Karma Dzong, Paris.
The Six Paramitas, or “transcendent perfections,” contain all the skills needed for taming the mind and opening the heart. Rinpoche reveals the Six Paramitas as bodhicitta in action, rather than an unattainable state of perfection. Through his wisdom and great compassion, warm humour and unfailing patience, Rinpoche shows us how these profound teachings are essential to our lives, especially in these times of stress and great uncertainty.
“I think everything that we need to improve our world, our society and our humanity is in the Six Paramitas. These practices can make our lives good temporarily, as well as bringing lasting peace and happiness.
This is an approach based on compassion, on wishing to help not only myself, but all of us together. The attitude is not “I and you,” but “me and we.” Someone who has the courage or heart for this approach is called a Bodhisattva; and this awakening is not only of yourself, but of everybody.”
Apart from the Lazy Lama series (8 books now) and a book of Rinpoche’s stories (Parables from the Heart), we now publish 9 Heart Wisdom books. They cover topics such as Emptiness (Like Dreams and Clouds), Dealing with Emotions, Vajrasattva practice and purification (Being Pure) and Kindness and Compassion (Radiance of the Heart).
These can all be ordered from the Bodhicharya online Book Shop.