Modern Buddhism : The Path of Compassion and Wisdom
By developing and maintaining compassion and wisdom in daily life, we can transform our lives, improve our relationships with others and look behind appearances to see the way things really are. In this way we can find lasting happiness and accomplish the real meaning of our human life With compassion and wisdom, like the two wings of a bird, we can quickly reach the enlightened world of a Buddha. Modern Buddhism reveals how all aspects of Buddhism - from the most basic to the most profound - can be applied practically to solve our daily problems and to experience deeper inner peace and happiness . An inspiring handbook of daily practice that is perfectly suited for those seeking solutions within Buddhism, as well as for encouraging practitioners of all faiths to deepen their understanding and practice of the spiritual path.
- Paperback | 432 pages
- 138 x 207 x 33.02mm | 498.95g
- 01 Dec 2013
- Tharpa Publications
- Ulverston, United Kingdom
Table of contents
Contents _____ Illustrations Preface PART ONE: SUTRA Preliminary Explanation WHAT IS BUDDHISM? BUDDHIST FAITH WHO ARE THE KADAMPAS? THE PRECIOUSNESS OF KADAM LAMRIM The Path of a Person of Initial Scope THE PRECIOUSNESS OF OUR HUMAN LIFE WHAT DOES OUR DEATH MEAN? THE DANGERS OF LOWER REBIRTH GOING FOR REFUGE WHAT IS KARMA? The Path of a Person of Middling Scope WHAT WE SHOULD KNOW WHAT WE SHOULD ABANDON WHAT WE SHOULD PRACTISE WHAT WE SHOULD ATTAIN The Path of a Person of Great Scope The Supreme Good Heart - Bodhichitta TRAINING IN AFFECTIONATE LOVE TRAINING IN CHERISHING LOVE TRAINING IN WISHING LOVE TRAINING IN UNIVERSAL COMPASSION TRAINING IN ACTUAL BODHICHITTA Training in the Path of Bodhichitta TRAINING IN THE SIX PERFECTIONS TRAINING IN TAKING IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE PRACTICE OF THE SIX PERFECTIONS TRAINING IN GIVING IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE PRACTICE OF THE SIX PERFECTIONS Training in Ultimate Bodhichitta WHAT IS EMPTINESS? THE EMPTINESS OF OUR BODY THE EMPTINESS OF OUR MIND THE EMPTINESS OF OUR I CONVENTIONAL AND ULTIMATE TRUTHS THE UNION OF THE TWO TRUTHS THE PRACTICE OF EMPTINESS IN OUR DAILY ACTIVITIES A SIMPLE TRAINING IN ULTIMATE BODHICHITTA Examination of our Lamrim practice PART TWO: TANTRA The Preciousness of Tantra The Tantra of Generation Stage The Tantra of Completion Stage THE CENTRAL CHANNEL THE INDESTRUCTIBLE DROP THE INDESTRUCTIBLE WIND AND MIND HOW TO MEDITATE ON THE CENTRAL CHANNEL HOW TO MEDITATE ON THE INDESTRUCTIBLE DROP HOW TO MEDITATE ON THE INDESTRUCTIBLE WIND AND MIND The Completion Stage of Mahamudra GREAT BLISS The Practice of Heruka Body Mandala THE LINEAGE OF THESE INSTRUCTIONS WHAT IS THE HERUKA BODY MANDALA? THE PRELIMINARY PRACTICES TRAINING IN THE GENERATION STAGE OF HERUKA BODY MANDALA TRAINING IN COMPLETION STAGE The Instructions of Vajrayogini THE YOGAS OF SLEEPING, RISING AND EXPERIENCING NECTAR THE REMAINING EIGHT YOGAS Dedication Appendix I - Liberating Prayer Appendix II - Prayers for Meditation Appendix III - An Explanation of Channels Appendix IV - An Explanation of Inner Winds Appendix V - The Yoga of Buddha Heruka Appendix VI - Quick Path to Great Bliss Appendix VII - The nada (reproduced to the size at which it should be visualized) 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 22 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.