Freeing the Heart and Mind: Introduction to the Buddhist Path

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His Holiness Sakya Trizin, the head of the glorious Sakya lineage, one of the four primary schools of Tibetan Buddhism, presents here the essential Buddhist teachings of the four noble truths, universal compassion, and the proper motivation for practice. This book opens by sharing a private teaching His Holiness gave to a young newcomer seeking to understand this great master's spiritual heritage. His Holiness's advice inspires us to integrate the living power of these teachings...

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Overview

His Holiness Sakya Trizin, the head of the glorious Sakya lineage, one of the four primary schools of Tibetan Buddhism, presents here the essential Buddhist teachings of the four noble truths, universal compassion, and the proper motivation for practice. This book opens by sharing a private teaching His Holiness gave to a young newcomer seeking to understand this great master's spiritual heritage. His Holiness's advice inspires us to integrate the living power of these teachings into our daily lives.

Full of timeless wisdom, Freeing the Heart and Mind contains, in addition to this introduction, an explanation of the teaching Matchless Compassion by the Indian saint Virupa, and a selection of commentaries on the essential teaching called Parting from the Four Attachments. Developed as the first volume in a course of study for students of the Sakya tradition, it nonetheless stands alone as an excellent entry into the teachings of the Buddha.

Freeing the Heart and Mind includes a full-color photo insert of Sakya lineage masters.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780861716388
  • Publisher: Wisdom Publications MA
  • Publication date: 5/15/2011
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 1,461,060
  • Product dimensions: 5.88 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

His Holiness Sakya Trizin is the revered forty-first throne holder of the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism, which dates back to 1073. He is a member of the Khon family, who have been important teachers of Buddhism in Tibet since the eighth century. A brilliant master, he manifests profound wisdom and compassion, and his command of English renders his teachings particularly beneficial to students in the West. He was born in 1945 in Sakya, Tibet, and in 1959 escaped with tens of thousands of Tibetan people to India, where he continues to live and work tirelessly to rebuild the Sakya tradition. He has guided the establishment of over thirty monasteries in India and Nepal and has helped found Sakya centers around the world. His seat in North America is Tsechen Kunchab Ling in Walden, New York.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Part 1 Entering the Dharma Path 1

Introduction to Buddhism His Holiness Sakya Trizin 3

Part 2 Developing Compassion 19

The Life Story of Mahasiddha Virupa Jetsun Dragpa Gyaltsen 21

Training the Mind in Matchless Compassion: Pith Instructions of the Glorious Virupa Muchen Sempa Chenpo Konchog Gyaltsen 33

An Explanation of Matchless Compassion His Holiness Sakya Trizin 41

Part 3 Parting from the Four Attachments 63

The Life Story of Sachen Kunga Nyingpo Sakyapa Ngawang Kunga Sonam 65

Root Verses of Parting from the Four Attachments Sachen Kunga Nyingpo 71

An Explanation of Parting from the Four Attachments His Holiness Sakya Trizin 73

Instructions on Parting from the Four Attachments Jetsun Dragpa Gyaltsen 129

Pith Instructions on Parting from the Four Attachments Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltsen 137

The Key to the Profound Meaning: A Manual of Instructions on Parting from the Four Attachments Gorampa Sonam Senge 141

Heart Nectar: A Song of Experience on Parting from the Four Attachments Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo 157

The Lineage of Parting from the Four Attachments 161

Dedication Prayer 163

Glossary 165

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  • Posted May 20, 2011

    Inspiring

    His Holiness' ability to translucently mediate the Dharma to those of us here in the West is encompassed in the fluidity of this great work. He has presented the Dharma in such a way that all sentient being will benefit. Freeing the Heart & Mind is a wonderfully written introduction to the Buddha's Dharma!

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