The Healing Power of Loving-Kindness: A Guided Buddhist Meditation

The Healing Power of Loving-Kindness: A Guided Buddhist Meditation

by Tulku Thondup
     
 

The best-selling author of The Healing Power of Mind presents Tibetan Buddhist instructions for transforming negative thoughts and feelings into loving-kindness toward all beings. Tulku Thondup instructs that by bringing to mind images and thoughts of Avalokitesvara, the Buddhist deity of loving-kindness, we can connect from the heart with the Buddha's

Overview

The best-selling author of The Healing Power of Mind presents Tibetan Buddhist instructions for transforming negative thoughts and feelings into loving-kindness toward all beings. Tulku Thondup instructs that by bringing to mind images and thoughts of Avalokitesvara, the Buddhist deity of loving-kindness, we can connect from the heart with the Buddha's example. According to Tulku Thondup, when we awaken loving-kindness through this practice, our outlook on life fundamentally changes and we ourselves can become a source of joy and inspiration to others.

On the first CD, Tulku Thondup describes the benefits of loving-kindness and offers guidance on how to practice the meditations. On the second and third CDs, he leads guided meditations for invoking and sharing the blessings of the Buddha of Loving-Kindness. In the book, Tulku Thondup offers teachings on the Buddhist view of loving-kindness and philosophy behind Tibetan Buddhist visualization and prayer practices. The package also includes a full-color illustration of Avalokitesvara, the Buddha of Loving-Kindness, for help with the visualization.

3 CDs, 3 hours.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Accompanied by a 118-page illustrated companion book, this audio is intended to guide listeners/readers through the meditation process. Author Thondup (The Healing Power of Mind), who narrates, begins by discussing the purpose of meditation for attaining the Buddhist view of loving-kindness. The presentation initially takes the form of a lecture; only by the second disc does Thondup address the actual steps necessary to meditation. Each of the tracks, some as long as 18 minutes, focuses on a different aspect of loving-kindness meditation. Recommended only for those listeners who are new to meditation and might want to be talked through it.—Deb West, Gannon Univ. Lib., Erie, PA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590306673
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
04/14/2009
Edition description:
w/ 3 CDs
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Tulku Thondup Rinpoche was born in East Tibet and was recognized to be a tulku at age five. He studied at Tibet’s famed Dodrupchen Monastery, settling in India in 1958 and teaching for many years in its universities. He came to the United States in 1980 as a visiting scholar at Harvard University.  For the past three decades he has lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he writes, translates, and teaches under the auspices of the Buddhayana Foundation. His numerous books include The Healing Power of Mind, which has now been published in eighteen languages, and Boundless Healing, which has been published in eleven languages.

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