When we learn to loosen the clinging attitudes that Buddhists call "grasping at self," we release the mind's innate power to heal pain, stress, and illness—to heal not only our mental and emotional afflictions but physical ailments as well. This little book offers easy healing meditation exercises in a convenient, portable form. The meditations are drawn from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition but are adapted for use by everyone, requiring no adherence to any particular religious beliefs. The exercises make use of inspiring images and sounds, pure perceptions, soothing feelings, positive emotions such as trust and confidence, and the realization of the mind's naturally open and peaceful state. The meditations include healing for physical ailments and pain, tension and stress, sadness and depression, self-criticism and oversensitivity, scattered mental states, negative memories, troubling relationships, fear and worry. The book also includes advice on simple ways to nourish a healthful state of body, speech, and mind in everyday life. An abridgement of Tulku Thondup's Healing Power of Mind.
About the Author
Tulku Thondup Rinpoche, an esteemed author and teacher, was born in East Tibet and studied at the famed Dodrupchen Monastery. In 1958 he settled in India, where he taught at Indian universities for many years. He came to the United States in 1980 as a visiting scholar at Harvard University. For the past two decades he has lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts, engaging in translation and writing on Tibetan Buddhism, particularly the Nyingma teachings, under the auspices of the Buddhayana Foundation. Among his books are The Healing Power of Mind, which has been published in seventeen languages, and Boundless Healing, in twelve languages.