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Bodhichitta Winery

Bodhichitta Winery

Bodhichitta Winery
1885 Commercial St. SE
Salem, Oregon
USA 97302
Phone: 503.580.9463

Contact: Mark
Email: mark@bodhichittawinery.com

Bodhichitta (pronounced “bodda-cheetah”) is a Sanskrit word meaning inner self or soul. The word and concept has been used to describe the basic human wisdom within each of us that can drive away the sorrows of the world. Bodhi means "awake"; free from the ordinary, confused mind, free from the illusion that we are separate from one another. Chitta means "heart" or mind." According to the Buddha, the unbiased mind and good heart of bodhi hold the key to happiness. Bodhichitta Winery is a vision to embody that spirit in each feeling, thought and action in our daily lives to bring compassion, equanimity, joy and kindness to our world -- to ease or eliminate suffering and pain. Bodhichitta Winery believes that everything in this life and the next begins with a thought -- a thought that can bring possibilities that already exist into fruition.

Bodhichitta is Oregon’s first not-for-profit winery, located in the heart of the Willamette Valley, home of Pinot noir, in Salem, Oregon. It looks to service before self and the connection amongst all sentient beings. Bodhichitta emphasizes hand-crafted, home-made wines and lavender aromatherapy products using local, natural and whenever possible, organic ingredients. Our products represent our connection and respect for nature, the environment and one another.

We donate to worthy charities at the local, regional, national and international level. Bodhichitta Winery strives to give of ourselves to others to live up to our name's Sanskrit roots and motto:

Passion for wine, compassion for others.

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