Achieving Bodhichitta is a compilation
of oral teachings given in the 1980s by Sermey Khensur Lobsang Tharchin on the two methods
of achieving bodhichitta--the Sevenfold Instruction on Cause and Effect and Equality and
Exchange Between Self and Others. These two instructions are presented according to the
unique system established by Je Tsongkapa, which combines them into an eleven-step method
of practice. This book includes a concise yet thorough presentation of the instruction for
achieving calm abiding (shamatha) based on the explanations found in Je
Tsongkapa's Great Exposition on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Lamrim Chenmo).