Buddhism with an Attitude: The Tibetan Seven-Point Mind-Training / Edition 1

Buddhism with an Attitude: The Tibetan Seven-Point Mind-Training / Edition 1

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Buddhism with an Attitude: The Tibetan Seven-Point Mind-Training / Edition 1

All of us have attitudes. Some of them accord with reality and serve us well throughout the course of our lives. Others are out of alignment with reality and cause us problems. Tibetan Buddhist practice isn't just sitting in silent meditation, it's developing fresh attitudes that align our minds with reality. Attitudes need adjusting, just like a spinal column that has been knocked out of alignment. In this book, B. Alan Wallace explains a fundamental type of Buddhist mental training which is designed to shift our attitudes so that our minds become pure wellsprings of joy instead of murky pools of problems, anxieties, fleeting pleasures, hopes, and frustrations. Wallace shows us the way to develop attitudes that unveil our full capacity for spiritual awakening.

The author draws on his thirty-year training in Buddhism, physics, the cognitive sciences, and comparative religion to challenge readers to reappraise many of their assumptions about the nature of the mind and physical world. By explicitly addressing many practical and theoretical issues that uniquely face us in the modern world, Wallace brings this centuries-old practice into the twenty-first century.

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ISBN-13: 9781559392006
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 07/28/2003
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,037,383
Product dimensions: 5.99(w) x 8.97(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

The First Point: The Preliminaries13
The Second Point: Cultivating Ultimate and Relative Bodhichitta65
The Third Point: Transforming Adversity into an Aid to Spiritual Awakening191
The Fourth Point: A Synthesis of Practice for One Life217
The Fifth Point: The Criterion of Proficiency in the Mind-Training229
The Sixth Point: The Pledges of the Mind-Training237
The Seventh Point: The Precepts of the Mind-Training253
The Aphorisms of the Seven-Point Mind-Training279

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