Heart Jewel

Heart Jewel : The Essential Practices of Kadampa Buddhism

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Originating with the special presentation of Mahayana Buddhism by the great Buddhist masters Atisha and Je Tsongkhapa, Kadampa Buddhism makes the path to enlightenment accessible to the modern world and explains clearly how to transform our lives into the spiritual path. The author, a meditation master of this living tradition, explains two essential spiritual practices. The first is a special meditation practice in conjunction with Je Tsongkhapa, through which we can receive blessings and gain the realizations of the path to enlightenment. The second is meditation on the Buddha of Wisdom in the aspect of a Dharma Protector, whereby we gain the necessary internal strength to overcome all obstacles to our spiritual practice.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 132 x 198 x 19mm | 360g
  • Ulverston, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • black-and-white drawings
  • 0948006552
  • 9780948006555
  • 1,100,409

Table of contents

Illustrations Acknowledgements Preface PART ONE: THE GURU YOGA OF JE TSONGKHAPA Introduction Accumulating Merit Receiving Attainments The 'Migtsema' Prayer Close Retreat PART TWO: RELYING UPON THE DHARMA PROTECTOR Introduction to the Dharma Protector Previous Incarnations of the Dharma Protector The Nature and Function of the Dharma Protector The Way to Rely upon the Dharma Protector Dedication Appendix I - The Condensed Meaning of the Commentary Appendix II - The Dharma Protector's Mandala Appendix III - Sadhanas: 'Liberating Prayer' 'Heart Jewel' 'King of the Dharma' 'Wishfulfilling Jewel' 'Vajradaka Burning Offering' Glossary Bibliography Study Programmes of Kadampa Buddhism Tharpa Offices Worldwide Index
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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 founded over 1200 Kadampa Buddhist centres and groups throughout the world.
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