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    DescriptionDo you practise meditation because you want to feel good? Or to help you relax and be "happy"? Then frankly, according to Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse, you are far better off having a full-body massage than trying to practise the Dharma. Genuine spiritual practice, not least the Ngondro preliminaries, will not bring the kind of comfort and ease most worldly people crave. Quite the opposite, in fact. But if your ultimate goal is enlightenment, Ngondro practice is a must, and "Not for Happiness" your perfect guide, as it contains everything an aspiring practitioner needs to get started, including advice about: - developing "renunciation mind" - discipline, meditation and wisdom - using your imagination in visualization practice - why you need a guru

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    Not for Happiness
    A Guide to the So-called Preliminary Practices
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    ISBN 13: 9781611800302
    ISBN 10: 1611800307

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 294.3444
    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    Ingram Theme: RELI/BUDDHI
    Libri: I-RS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25470
    BISAC V2.8: REL007000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    DC22: 294.3/444
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    B&T Approval Code: A13322400
    BISAC V2.8: REL007050, REL007020
    BIC subject category V2: HREP
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 294.3444
    LC classification: BQ7805 .K58 2012
    Thema V1.0: QRFB21, QRFP
    Edition statement
    Shambhala Publications Inc
    Imprint name
    Shambhala Publications Inc
    Publication date
    29 October 2012
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    Author Information
    Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse (Khyentse Norbu) is a Tibetan Buddhist lama who travels and teaches internationally and is also an award-winning filmmaker. He is the abbot of several monasteries in Asia and the spiritual director of meditation centers in Vancouver, San Francisco, Sydney, Hong Kong, and Taipei. He is also head of a Buddhist organization called Siddhartha's Intent.
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    Students' Reactions to "Not for Happiness" "Having a map of the path that shows where each practice is headed helps me to see what each stage is preparing me for. Even the chapters that at first didn't seem relevant to my current practice contained such great gems of teaching that they turned out to be extremely relevant and very helpful."--Catherine Fordham "To me, this book is like the world's best kind of GPS! I feel that by following its guidance, even though I am not a skilful driver, I will have the confidence to drive through my Ngondro practice--and may even end up feeling quite good about it!"--Helena Wang