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The New Eight Steps to Happiness : The Buddhist Way of Loving Kindness - Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

The New Eight Steps to Happiness

The Buddhist Way of Loving Kindness

Paperback

Published: 10th January 2017
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Based on the famous Eight Verses of Training the Mind by the great Tibetan Bodhisattva, Langri Tangpa, this inspiring book reveals essential methods for transforming all life's difficulties into valuable spiritual insights and for developing universal love and compassion, the source of true happiness for both self and others.

About the Author

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche is a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism who has pioneered the introduction of modern Buddhism into contemporary society. He is the author of 22 highly acclaimed books that perfectly transmit the ancient wisdom of Buddhism to our modern world, and which form the basis of several popular study and meditation programmes. He has also founded over 1200 Kadampa Buddhist centres and groups throughout the world. Find out more at www.tharpa.com

Illustrations pvii;

Acknowledgements pviii;

Introduction p1;

Bodhisattva Langri Tangpa p13;

The Pre-eminent Qualities of these Instructions p21;

The Preliminary Practices p29;

Learning to Cherish Others p49;

Enhancing Cherishing Love p63;

Exchanging Self with Others p89;

Great Compassion p121;

Wishing Love p135;

Accepting Defeat and Offering the Victory p149;

Taking and Giving p159;

The Precious Mind of Bodhichitta p181;

Training in Ultimate Bodhichitta p201;

How to Integrate the Practice of these Instructions p251;

Dedication p259;

Appendix I - The Root Text: Eight Verses of Training the Mind p260;

Appendix II - The Condensed Meaning of the Commentary p263;

Appendix III - Sadhanas Liberating Prayer p270;

Essence of Good Fortune p272;

Prayers for Meditation p285;

Appendix IV - The Kadampa Way of Life p293;

Glossary p303;

Bibliography p317;

Study Programmes of Kadampa Buddhism p322;

Tharpa Offices Worldwide p327;

Index p329;

ISBN: 9781910368398
ISBN-10: 1910368393
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 10th January 2017
Publisher: Tharpa Publications
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised