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The heart of Buddha's teachings is unconditional love and compassion. In this inspired explanation of the popular Buddhist poem "Training the Mind in Seven Points," Geshe Kelsang reveals powerful and far-reaching methods for us to develop these altruistic states.
Ancient meditative techniques that have been tried and tested for centuries are brought alive and made relevant to our everyday experiences. Also included is a practical and uplifting explanation of how we can transform our day-to-day living--including even the most demanding and difficult conditions--into opportunities for personal and spiritual development. By pointing the way to an unchanging freedom and happiness, this immensely readable book challenges us to grow, and will have a remarkable impact on our life.
Illustrations Acknowledgements Editorial Note Preface The Lineage and Qualities of Training the Mind Conventional Bodhichitta Ultimate Bodhichitta Transforming Adverse Conditions into the Path to Enlightenment How to Integrate All Or Daily Practices The Measurement of Success in Training the Mind The Commitments of Training the Mind The Precepts of Training the Mind Conclusion Dedication Appendix I - The Root Text: 'Training the Mind in Seven Points' Appendix II - The Condensed Meaning of the Commentary Appendix III - Sadhanas: 'Essence of Good Fortune', 'Prayers for Meditation' Liberating Prayer
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso was born in Tibet and is a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism. Living in the West since 1977, he is the author of a series of highly acclaimed books that transmit perfectly the ancient wisdom of Buddhism to our contemporary life. He has also founded over 300 Centres throughout the world for the study and practice of Mahayana Buddhism.
'This book is an admirable accomplishment in presenting the profound teachings of present-day Mahayana Buddhism.' - Buddhism Today 'It could be read with profit by anyone whose religion demands the exercise of compassion.' - Faith and Freedom 'An inspiring book for all who aspire to practise the Buddhist path.' - Buddhist Studies Review