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Eight Steps to Happiness (Audio 8 CDs) : The Buddhist Way of Loving Kindness - Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Eight Steps to Happiness (Audio 8 CDs)

The Buddhist Way of Loving Kindness

Audio CD

Published: 1st June 2003
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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.

'Throughout this journey one induces calmness and compassion into one's being and that is a fine achievement for the author.' - New Humanity Journal

01 Introduction 02 Bodhisattva Langri Tangpa 03 The Pre-eminent Qualities of These Instructions 04 The Preliminary Practices 05 Cleaning the meditation room 06 Arranging beautiful offerings 07 Sitting in the correct meditation posture CD2 01 Visualizing the field for accumulating merit 02 Offering the seven limbs and the mandala 03 Requesting the Holy Beings to remain 04 Learning to Cherish Others 05 The kindness of others 06 The benefits of cherishing others 07 Enhancing Cherishing Love 08 Enhancing Cherishing Love (continued)... the mirror of Dharma CD3 01 Living beings have no faults 02 Developing humility 03 Exchanging Self with Others 04 What is self-cherishing? 05 The faults of self-cherishing 06 How to destroy self-cherishing CD4 01 How is it possible to exchange self with others? 02 The actual practice of exchanging self with others 03 Great Compassion 04 What is compassion? 05 How to develop compassion 06 The inner wealth of compassion 07 Wishing Love 08 Transforming adverse conditions CD5 01 Accepting Defeat and Offering Victory 02 Taking and Giving 03 Taking by means of compassion 04 Taking on our own future suffering 05 The actual meditation on taking 06 Giving by means of love 07 Mounting taking and giving upon the breath 08 The Precious Mind of Bodhichitta 09 Developing bodhichitta CD6 01 Enhancing Bodhichitta 02 Ultimate Bodhichitta 03 The emptiness of our body 04 The emptiness of our mind 05 The emptiness of our I CD7 01 The eight extremes 02 The extreme of produced phenomena 03 The extreme of cessation 04 The extreme of impermanent phenomena 05 The extreme of permanent phenomena 06 The extreme of going and coming 07 The extreme of singularity and plurality 08 Conventional and ultimate truths CD8 01The union of the two truths 02 The practice of emptiness during the meditation break 03 The purpose of meditating on emptiness 04 How to Integrate the Practice of these Instructions 05 The force of familiarity 06 The force of white seed 07 The force of destruction 08 The force of aspirational prayer 09 The commitments and precepts of training the mind 10 Dedication

ISBN: 9780948006838
ISBN-10: 0948006838
Audience: General
Format: Audio CD
Language: English
Published: 1st June 2003
Publisher: Tharpa Publications
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 13.0 x 15.0  x 4.8
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 2