Eight Steps to Happiness - The Buddhist Way of Loving Kindness

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This inspiring book explains how to meditate on eight beautiful verses that comprise one of Buddhism's best-loved teachings, Eight Verses for Training the Mind. Composed by the great Tibetan Bodhisattva Geshe Langri Tangpa, this short poem shows how we can transform all life's difficulties into valuable spiritual insights. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso now shares this ancient wisdom with all those seeking meaning and lasting happiness in their modern lives.

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Overview

This inspiring book explains how to meditate on eight beautiful verses that comprise one of Buddhism's best-loved teachings, Eight Verses for Training the Mind. Composed by the great Tibetan Bodhisattva Geshe Langri Tangpa, this short poem shows how we can transform all life's difficulties into valuable spiritual insights. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso now shares this ancient wisdom with all those seeking meaning and lasting happiness in their modern lives.

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  • “Geshe Kelsang Gyatso has proven to be a popular and accessible authority” –Library Journal
  • “Geshe Kelsang Gyatso illuminates the very heart of Buddhist thought and practice.” –Booklist
  • “Geshe Kelsang Gyatso is a highly respected meditation master and scholar of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition.” –Spirituality & Health
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616060121
  • Publisher: Tharpa Publications
  • Publication date: 4/1/2012
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 969,866
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso was born in Tibet and is a fully accomplished meditation master, and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism. Resident in the West since 1977, he is the author of 21 highly acclaimed books that transmit perfectly the ancient wisdom of Buddhism to our modern world. He has also founded over 1200 Kadampa Meditation Centers and groups throughout the world.

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Table of Contents

Illustrations vii

Acknowledgements viii

Introduction 1

Bodhisatrva Langri Tangpa 13

The Pre-eminent Qualities of these Instructions 21

The Preliminary Practices 29

Learning to Cherish Others 53

Enhancing Cherishing Love 67

Exchanging Self with Others 53

Great Compassion 127

Wishing Love 141

Accepting Defeat and Offering the Victory 157

Taking and Giving 167

The Precious Mind of Bodhichitta 189

Ultimate Bodhichitta 211

How to Integrate the Practice of these Instructions 265

Dedication 273

Appendix I The Root Text: Eight Verses of Training the Mind 275

Appendix II The Condensed Meaning of the Commentary 279

Appendix III Sadhanas 287

Liberating Prayer 289

Essence of Good Fortune 291

Prayers for Meditation 305

Appendix IV The Kadampa Way of Life 313

Glossary 327

Bibliography 345

Study Programs of Kadampa Buddhism 350

Tharpa Publications Worldwide 355

Index 358

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    Great book could not put it down inspiring and clear

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    Posted March 7, 2006

    Inspiring, profound and clear

    I use this book as a reference all the time. It's like a handbook for good relationships with co-workers and loved-ones. How to develop ourself spiritually and finally attain enlightenment.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2004

    Great Introduction to Buddhism

    For those who are even slightly interested in buddhism, or even meditation practices will benefit from this book. It has the most basic information and everything is explained beautifully with examples that one can easily related to. I recommend this :)

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