Chenrezig or Avalokiteshvara in Sanskrit is the most popular deity in Tibetan Buddhism. For over a 1,000 years Tibetan Lamas have used the Chenrezig practice to develop love and compassion. Love and compassion are the centerpiece of any Buddhist practice and the development of bodhichitta. The practice is very easy to do and, in fact, all the school age children recite this practice at the end of their day in Thrangu Rinpoche’s elementary school.
Several famous great Tibetan masters such as the Dalai Lama and the Karmapa are so close and involved in this practice that they are considered to be emanation of Chenrezig. And many far and wide outside Tibet have heard Chenrezig’s famous mantra: OM MANI PEDME HUM.
Bokar Rinpoche was born in Tibet and recognized at the age of four by the Sixteenth Karmapa. After studying in several monasteries and coming to Northern India at the age of 20 and doing two three-year retreats under Kalu Rinpoche we succeeded Kalu Rinpoche as head of the Shangpa Kagyu Lineage.
In Chenrezig: Lord of Love, Bokar Rinpoche gives a very detailed account of how to do the Chenrezig practice. This book of 110 pages also includes ten different visualizations one can do in Chenrezig and supports these with good line drawings and diagrams of the visualization.
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 05 October, 2020.