Eight Steps to Happiness : The Buddhist Way of Loving Kindness
This inspiring book reveals deeply transforming yet practical methods to enable a powerful opening of the heart, the source of all true happiness. It explains how to meditate on eight beautiful verses that comprise one of Buddhism's best-loved and most enduring teachings, Eight Verses of Training the Mind. Composed by the great Tibetan Bodhisattva, Langri Tangpa, this short poem shows how we can transform all life's difficulties into valuable spiritual insights. For centuries, these liberating meditation practices have brought lasting peace, inspiration, and serenity to countless people in the East. Now, in this book, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso shares the immeasurably rich insight of this ancient wisdom with all those seeking lasting happiness in their modern lives.
- Paperback | 352 pages
- 129 x 198 x 13mm | 295g
- 01 Jun 2000
- Tharpa Publications
- Ulverston, United Kingdom
- 19 line illustrations, glossary, index
Table of contents
Introduction; Bodhisattva Langri Tangpa; The Pre-eminent Qualities of these Instructions; The Preliminary Practices; Learning to Cherish Others; Enhancing Cherishing Love; Exchanging Self with Others; Great Compassion; Wishing Love; Accepting Defeat and Offering the Victory; Taking and Giving; The Precious Mind of Bodhichitta; Ultimate Bodhichitta; How to Integrate the Practice of these Instructions; Dedication
"induces calmness and compassion into one's being" New Humanity Journal
About Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
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 a series of highly acclaimed books that transmit perfectly the ancient wisdom of Buddhism to our modern world. He has also founded many Buddhist centres throughout the world.