Eight Steps to Happiness : The Buddhist Way of Loving Kindness
This inspiring audiobook explains how to meditate on eight beautiful verses that comprise one of Buddhism's best-loved teachings: 'Eight Verses of Training the Mind'. Composed by the great Tibetan Bodhisattva, Geshe Langri Tangpa, this short poem shows how we can transform all of life's difficulties into valuable spiritual insights. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso reveals practical ways in which we can use this timeless wisdom to find meaning and lasting happiness in our busy modern lives.
- 132 x 132 x 32mm | 210g
- 01 May 2014
- Tharpa Publications
- Ulverston, United Kingdom
- 2nd Revised edition
Back cover copy
This inspiring book explains how to meditate on eight beautiful verses that comprise one of Buddhism's best-loved teachings, Eight Verses of Training the Mind. Composed by the great Tibetan Bodhisattva Geshe Langri Tangpa, this short poem shows how we can transform all life's difficulties into valuable spiritual insights. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso now shares this ancient wisdom with all those seeking meaning and lasting happiness in their modern lives.
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; Training in Ultimate Bodhichitta; How to Integrate the Practice of these Instructions; Dedication; Appendix I: The Root Text 'Eight Verses of Training the Mind'
"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
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.