Eight Steps to Happiness

Eight Steps to Happiness : The Buddhist Way of Loving Kindness

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An in-depth and practical explanation of one of Buddhism's best-loved teachings, Eight Verses of Training the Mind, by the great Tibetan Bodhisattva, Langri Tangpa. Clear methods are simply presented for transforming all life's difficulties into valuable spiritual insights, for improving our relationships, and for bringing greater patience, empathy and compassion into our daily life. For centuries, these methods have brought lasting peace, inspiration and serenity to countless people in the East. Now, with this book, Geshe Kelsang shares the immeasurably rich insight of this ancient wisdom to help us find greater happiness and meaning in our busy, modern lives
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Product details

  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 20mm | 394g
  • Ulverston, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • black-and-white drawings, colour paintings
  • 1906665133
  • 9781906665135
  • 207,420

Table of contents

Illustrations Acknowledgements 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 Training in Ultimate Bodhichitta How to Integrate the Practice of these Instructions Dedication Appendix I - The Root Text: 'Eight Verses of Training the Mind' Appendix II - The Condensed Meaning of the Commentary Appendix III - Sadhanas: 'Liberating Prayer' 'Essence of Good Fortune' 'Prayers for Meditation' Appendix IV - 'The Kadampa Way of Life' Glossary Bibliography Study Programmes of Kadampa Buddhism Tharpa Offices Worldwide Index Further Reading
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'Geshe Kelsang Gyatso has proven to be a popular and accessible authority' -Library Journal 'Geshe Kelsang Gyatso illuminates the very heart of Buddhist thought and practice.' -Booklist 'Geshe Kelsang Gyatso is a highly respected meditation master and scholar of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition.' -Spirituality & Health
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About Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso is a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism who has pioneered the introduction of modern Buddhism into contemporary society. He is the author of 21 highly acclaimed books that perfectly transmit the ancient wisdom of Buddhism to our modern world. He has also founded over 1200 Kadampa Buddhist Centres and groups throughout the world.
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