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Eight Steps to Happiness: The Buddhist Way of Loving Kindnessby Geshe Kelsan Gyatso
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Offering ancient wisdom to those who seek meaning and lasting happiness in their modern lives, this inspiring book explains how to meditate on the eight beautiful verses that comprise one of Buddhism's best-loved teachings. Composed by the great Tibetan Bodhisattva, Geshe Langri Tangpa, the short poem Eight Verses for Training the Mind is newly accompanied by line-by-line commentary that demonstrates its peaceful power, showing how all of life's difficulties can be transformed into valuable spiritual insights. Presented clearly and practically with meditations interspersed throughout, the classic text is given modern, accessible trimmings that will appeal to new Buddhists as well as accomplished scholars.
This work explains eight verses that comprise one of Buddhism's best-loved and most enduring teachings. Composed by the Tibetan Bodhisattva Langri Tangpa as "Eight Verses Training the Mind", this text reveals practical methods to enable an opening of the heart, the source of true happiness.
This inspiring book reveals essential methods for developing universal love and compassion, the source of true happiness for both self and others. It gives a detailed and practical commentary to eight beautiful verses that comprise one of Buddhism's best-loved and most enduring teachings, Eight Verses of Training the Mind. Composed by the great Tibetan Bodhisattva, Langri Tangpa, this short poem shows how we can transform all life's difficulties into valuable spiritual insights. Now, in this book, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso shares the immeasurably rich insight of this ancient wisdom with all those seeking lasting happiness and greater meaning in their modern lives.
"Eight Steps to Happiness" is an explanation of eight beautiful verses comprising one of Buddhism's best-loved and most enduring teachings. Composed by the great Tibetan teacher Geshe Langri Tangpa as "Eight Verses Of Training The Mind", this short but totally practical text reveals profound methods for developing a perfectly compassionate and controlled mind, the source of all lasting happiness. For 25 centuries these methods have brought lasting peace and joy to countless people in the East. Now, with his celebrated clarity and insight, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso skillfully brings these ancient pearls of wisdom into our modern lives.
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.
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