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A dynamic and comprehensive presentation of Buddha’s teachings, including practical explanations on how to attain lasting happiness and freedom from problems for ourselves and others. With clear and accessible language, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso guides the reader from the fundamentals of Buddhist meditation and philosophy, through a powerful explanation of the true nature of reality, to reveal the preciousness of Tantra—offering the paths to liberation and enlightenment to modern, busy people. A brief history of Kadampa Buddhism shows how Buddha’s timeless teachings have traveled from teacher to student over thousands of years, and how Buddhists in the West are now applying what was once available only to mystics and monks—practical advice to solve our daily problems and accomplish the real meaning of our human life. This inspiring handbook for daily practice is designed for those seeking solutions within Buddhism to the problems of everyday life, as well as to encourage people of all faiths to deepen their understanding and enjoyment of the spiritual paths.

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This practical guide clearly explains the fundamentals of Buddhist view, and step-by-step instructions on how to experience more love in our heart and our life to benefit ourself and others. Buddhist principles are explained such as how to attain inner peace, what is the mind, what happens at the time of our death, and karma. Readers can learn simple methods to transform their minds and lives through an exploration of the real meaning of their human life, how to find the source of happiness, and the actual methods to solve our daily problems.

Synopsis:

By following the practical advice given in this resource, readers can transform their minds and lives, fulfill their human potential, and find everlasting peace and happiness.
  • What is the real meaning of human life?
  • How to find the source of happiness
  • The actual methods to solve our daily problems
  • How to accomplish our ultimate goal

About the Author

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso was ordained as a Buddhist monk in Tibet at the age of eight. He is a fully accomplished meditation master, an international teacher, and the author of 20 acclaimed books on Buddhism. He is the founder of more than 1,000 Kadampa Buddhist meditation centers and branches around the world.

Table of Contents

Illustrations

Preface

 PART ONE: SUTRA

Preliminary Explanation

What is Buddhism?

Buddhist Faith

Who are the Kadampas?

The Preciousness of Kadam Lamrim

 

The Path of a Person of Initial Scope

The Preciousness of our Human Life

What Does our Death Mean?

The Dangers of Lower Rebirth

Going for Refuge

What is Karma?

 

The Path of a Person of Intermediate Scope

What we should know

What we should abandon

What we should practice

What we should attain

 

The Path of a Person of Great Scope

The Supreme Good Heart—Bodhichitta

Training in Affectionate Love

Training in Cherishing Love

Training in Wishing Love

Training in Universal Compassion

Training in Actual Bodhichitta

Training in the Path of Bodhichitta

Training in the Six Perfections

Training in Taking in Conjunction with the Practice of the Six Perfections

Training in Giving in Conjunction with the Practice of the Six Perfections

Training in Ultimate Bodhichitta

What is Emptiness?

The Emptiness of our Body

The Emptiness of our Mind

The Emptiness of our I

The Emptiness of the Eight Extremes

Conventional and Ultimate Truths

The Union of the Two Truths

The Practice of Emptiness in our Daily Activities

A Simple Training in Ultimate Bodhichitta

Examination of our Lamrim practice

PART TWO: TANTRA

The Preciousness of Tantra

 

The Tantra of Generation Stage

 

The Tantra of Completion Stage

The Central Channel

The Indestructible Drop

The Indestructible Wind and Mind

How to Meditate on the Central Channel

How to Meditate on the Indestructible Drop

How to Meditate on the Indestructible Wind and Mind

 

The Completion Stage of Mahamudra

Great Bliss

 

The Practice of Heruka Body Mandala

The Lineage of these Instructions

What is the Heruka Body Mandala?

The Preliminary Practices

Training in the Generation Stage of Heruka Body Mandala

Training in Completion Stage

 

The Instructions of Vajrayogini

The Yogas of Sleeping, Rising, and Experiencing Nectar

The Remaining Eight Yogas

Dedication

Appendix I—Liberating Prayer

Appendix II—Prayers for Meditation

Appendix III—An Explanation of Channels

Appendix IV—An Explanation of Inner Winds

Appendix V—The Yoga of Buddha Heruka

Appendix VI—Blissful Journey

Appendix VII—Quick Path to Great Bliss

Appendix VIII—The nada

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780978906740
Author:
Gyatso, Geshe Kelsan
Publisher:
Tharpa Publications
Author:
Gyatso, Geshe Kelsang
Subject:
Spiritual
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
SEL032000
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Buddhism
Subject:
Self-Help/Spiritual
Subject:
RELIGION / Buddhism / General (see also PHILOSOPHY / Buddhist)
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First Edition, First American Edition
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20, black and white line drawings
Pages:
365
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.48 x 1.05 in

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  • What is the real meaning of human life?
  • How to find the source of happiness
  • The actual methods to solve our daily problems
  • How to accomplish our ultimate goal
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