How to Transform Your Life : A Blissful Journey
A practical manual for daily life that shows how we can develop and maintain inner peace, reduce and stop our experience of problems, and bring about positive changes in our mind that will lead us to experience deep and lasting happiness. Drawing on the timeless wisdom of Buddhism and his own deep experience of these practices, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso presents a comprehensive path to inner and outer peace, perfectly suited to the modern world. "When things go wrong in our life and we encounter difficult situations, we tend to regard the situation itself as our problem, but in reality whatever problems we experience come from the mind. If we were to respond to difficult situations with a positive or peaceful mind they would not be problems for us; indeed, we may even come to regard them as challenges or opportunities for growth and development. Problems arise only if we respond to difficulties with a negative state of mind. Therefore, if we want to be happy all the time and to be free from problems, we must develop and maintain a peaceful mind."
- Paperback | 336 pages
- 122 x 198 x 22mm | 362g
- 10 Oct 2018
- Tharpa Publications
- Ulverston, United Kingdom
- 12 black and white illustrations
Table of contents
PART ONE: Foundation Introduction p3 Inner Peace p7 How to Develop and Maintain Peace of Mind p15 Rebirth p21 Death p29 Karma p41 Samsara p55 A Common Spiritual Practice for Everyone p71 Meaningful Objects p85 PART TWO: Progress Learning to Cherish Others p97 How to Enhance Cherishing Love p115 Exchanging Self with Others p139 Great Compassion p169 Wishing Love p183 Taking and Giving p189 The Supreme Good Heart p209 Ultimate Bodhichitta p215 Dedication p263 Appendix I - Liberating Prayer and Prayers for Meditation p265 Appendix II - What is Meditation? p275 Appendix III - The Kadampa Way of Life p281 Glossary p292 Bibliography p305 Tharpa Offices Worldwide p311 Index p313
About Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche 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 22 highly acclaimed books that perfectly transmit the ancient wisdom of Buddhism to our modern world, and which form the basis of several popular study and meditation programmes. He has also founded over 1200 Kadampa Buddhist centres and groups throughout the world.