This practical introduction to Buddhism focuses on the application of Buddhist psychology to modern life. Thubten Chodron, an American Buddhist nun, presents the basic points of this path for understanding ourselves and improving the quality of our lives. In a straightforward style and with warmth and humor, Chodron gives us the fundamental points of the Buddha's teaching on transforming habitual attitudes and realizing our full human potential.
"Presents a clear and complete survey of the teachings of the Buddha. Open Heart, Clear Mind will help many on the open path of meditation and in dealing with the challenges of everyday life."—Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh
"Conveys a clear understanding of Buddhism as it has been practiced by Tibetans in easily comprehensible language."—H.H. the Dalai Lama
"Her analyses of psychological states underlying behavior and how to modify this behavior in order to live a more healthy, more Buddhist life is useful to all persons wishing to follow a Buddhist path."—Ven. Dr. Havanpola Ratanasara, Executive President, American Buddhist Congress