Modern Buddhism: The path of compassion and wisdom

Modern Buddhism: The path of compassion and wisdom

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by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
     
 

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This new second edition of Modern Buddhism provides a dynamic and comprehensive presentation of Buddha’s teachings, including practical explanations on how to attain lasting happiness and freedom from problems for ourselves and others. With clear and accessible language, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso guides the reader from the fundamentals of Buddhist meditation and

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This new second edition of Modern Buddhism provides a dynamic and comprehensive presentation of Buddha’s teachings, including practical explanations on how to attain lasting happiness and freedom from problems for ourselves and others. With clear and accessible language, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso guides the reader from the fundamentals of Buddhist meditation and philosophy, through a powerful explanation of the true nature of reality, to reveal the preciousness of Tantra—offering the paths to liberation and enlightenment to modern, busy people. A brief history of Kadampa Buddhism shows how Buddha’s timeless teachings have traveled from teacher to student over thousands of years, and how Buddhists in the West are now applying what was once available only to mystics and monks—practical advice to solve our daily problems and accomplish the real meaning of our human life. This inspiring handbook for daily practice is designed for those seeking solutions within Buddhism to the problems of everyday life, as well as to encourage people of all faiths to deepen their understanding and enjoyment of the spiritual paths.

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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
Library Journal
Geshe Kelsang (The New Meditation Handbook) is a prolific and respected author in the tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Here, he again presents the thought of the Buddha in an especially accessible manner. Although his focus is on the Buddhist tenets of compassion and wisdom, readers should be aware that Geshe Kelsang's approach, despite his long residence in the West (specifically, Cumbria, England), is full-bore "New Kadampa" Buddhism, replete with chants, recitations, prayers, and visions of mystical states. VERDICT An elegantly stated but esoteric treatment: a delight for the enthusiast and student but perhaps over the head of the novice Buddhist.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616060343
Publisher:
Tharpa Publications
Publication date:
05/10/2015
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
455,603
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.30(d)

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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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Modern Buddhism - The Path of Compassion and Wisdom 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
seagem More than 1 year ago
You don't have to be a Buddhist to benefit from this book. One merely has to recognize the human condition and seek the light switch. This book clearly presents the "Stages of the Path to Enlightenment"; the sutra as well as the tantra. It's a rare find as most books don't give an in depth look of both teachings.