Include bodhicitta

Every time you begin listening to any teachings, give rise to auspicious bodhicitta to benefit countless suffering sentient beings. The foundation of all Mahayana and Vajrayana practices is bodhicitta. In order to achieve the highest levels of Buddhism, whatever dharma you are practicing, – irrespective of whether you are practicing meditation, making lamp offerings, listening to teachings or circumambulation of mountains, it is important to include bodhicitta in your practice.

*image depicts Arya Shantideva, the compiler of the Way of the Bodhisattva