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How to Practice: The Way to a Meaningful Life

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As human beings, we possess one common desire: the need for happiness and a meaningful life. According to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the ability to find true fulfillment lies within each of us. Now, the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet, Nobel Prize winner, and bestselling author helps readers begin the path to enlightenment in a very special book — an easy-access reference for daily practice as well as stunning illumination of the timeless wisdom of His Holiness.

How to Practice will guide you toward opening your heart, refraining from doing harm, maintaining mental tranquility, and more. Divided into a series of distinct steps that will lead spiritual seekers of all faiths toward enlightenment, this accessible book is a constant and daily companion in the quest to practice morality, meditation, and wisdom. The Dalai Lama shows us how to overcome our everyday obstacles, from feelings of anger and mistrust to jealousy, insecurity, and counterproductive thinking. Imbued with His Holiness' vivacious spirit and sense of playfulness, How to Practice offers the Dalai Lama's own sage and very practical insight into the human psyche and what binds us all together.

Synopsis:

Divided into a series of distinct steps that will lead spiritual seekers of all faiths toward enlightenment, this book illuminates the specifics about how to practice morality from day to day, how to practice meditation, and how to practice wisdom.

Synopsis:

As human beings, we all share the desire for happiness and meaning in our lives. According to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the ability to find true fulfillment lies within each of us. In this very special book, the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet, Nobel Prize winner, and bestselling author helps readers embark upon the path to enlightenment with a stunning illumination of the timeless wisdom and an easy-access reference for daily practice.

Divided into a series of distinct steps that will lead spiritual seekers toward enlightenment, How to Practice is a constant companion in the quest to practice morality, meditation, and wisdom. This accessible book will guide you toward opening your heart, refraining from doing harm, and maintiaining mentaltranquility as the Dalai Lama shows you how to overcome everyday obstacles, from feelings of anger and mistrust to jealousy, insecurity, and counterproductive thinking. Imbued with His Holiness' vivacious spirit and sense of playfulness, How to Practice offers sage and practical insight into the human psyche and into the deepest aspirations that bind us all together.

About the Author

His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, was born in 1935 to a peasant family in northeastern Tibet and was recognized at the age of two as the reincarnation of his predecessor, the Thirteenth Dalai Lama. The world's foremost Buddhist leader, he travels extensively, speaking eloquently in favor of ecumenical understanding, kindness and compassion, respect for the environment, and, above all, world peace. Jeffrey Hopkins, Ph.D., served for a decade as the interpreter for the Dalai Lama. A Buddhist scholar and the author of more than thirty-five books and translations, he is emeritus professor of Tibetan and Buddhist studies at the University of Virginia, where he founded the largest academic program of Tibetan Buddhist studies in the West.Jeffrey Hopkins, Ph.D., served for a decade as the interpreter for the Dalai Lama. A Buddhist scholar and the author of more than thirty-five books and translations, he is emeritus professor of Tibetan and Buddhist studies at the University of Virginia, where he founded the largest academic program of Tibetan Buddhist studies in the West.

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword by Jeffrey Hopkins, Ph.D.vii

Introduction: The Need for Peace and Kindness

I. THE BASICS
1. Three Ways to Practice

II. PRACTICING MORALITY
2. Identifying the Scope of Suffering
3. Discovering How Trouble Starts and Stops
4. Refraining from Harm
5. Extending Help
6. Aspiring to Enlightenment

III. PRACTICING CONCENTRATED MEDITATION
7. Focusing the Mind

IV. PRACTICING WISDOM
8. Examining How Beings and Things Exist
9. The Middle Way
10. Mind and the Deep Nature of Mind

V. TANTRA
11. Deity Yoga

VI. STEPS ALONG THE WAY
12. Overview of the Path to Enlightenment

Selected Readings

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743427081
Subtitle:
The Way to a Meaningful Life
Editor:
Hopkins, Jeffrey
Author:
Bstan-'Dzin-Rgya-Mtsho
Author:
His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Author:
Lama, Dalai
Author:
Hopkins, Jeffrey PH. D.
Author:
Jeffrey, Ph.D. Hopkins
Author:
Dalai Lama, His Holiness the
Author:
Hopkins, Jeffrey
Author:
Hopkins, Jeffrey
Publisher:
Atria Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Inspirational
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Religious life
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
Buddhism - Tibetan
Subject:
Inspirational - General
Subject:
General Religion
Subject:
Religious life (buddhism)
Subject:
Buddhism -- Doctrines.
Copyright:
Series Volume:
#3
Publication Date:
January 2002
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.12 x 5 in 11.27 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Divided into a series of distinct steps that will lead spiritual seekers of all faiths toward enlightenment, this book illuminates the specifics about how to practice morality from day to day, how to practice meditation, and how to practice wisdom.
"Synopsis" by , As human beings, we all share the desire for happiness and meaning in our lives. According to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the ability to find true fulfillment lies within each of us. In this very special book, the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet, Nobel Prize winner, and bestselling author helps readers embark upon the path to enlightenment with a stunning illumination of the timeless wisdom and an easy-access reference for daily practice.

Divided into a series of distinct steps that will lead spiritual seekers toward enlightenment, How to Practice is a constant companion in the quest to practice morality, meditation, and wisdom. This accessible book will guide you toward opening your heart, refraining from doing harm, and maintiaining mentaltranquility as the Dalai Lama shows you how to overcome everyday obstacles, from feelings of anger and mistrust to jealousy, insecurity, and counterproductive thinking. Imbued with His Holiness' vivacious spirit and sense of playfulness, How to Practice offers sage and practical insight into the human psyche and into the deepest aspirations that bind us all together.

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