The New Meditation Handbook : Meditations to Make Our Life Happy and Meaningful
This popular and practical best-selling manual, now revised to make it more accessible to the general reader, allows us to discover for ourselves the inner peace and lightness of mind that come from meditation. The author explains twenty-one step-by-step meditations leading to increasingly peaceful and beneficial states of mind, and that together form the entire Buddhist path to enlightenment. By practising these meditations, we can transform our daily lives, fulfil our spiritual potentials, and find lasting happiness.
- Paperback | 216 pages
- 130 x 198 x 14mm | 252g
- 01 Sep 2003
- Tharpa Publications
- Ulverston, United Kingdom
- 4th Revised
- photographs, line illustrations, glossary, bibliography
Table of contents
Part I What is meditation?: the benefits of meditation; how to begin meditation; background knowledge required for meditation; how to meditate. Part II The twenty-one meditations: the initial scope; our precious human life; death and impermanence; the danger of lower rebirth; refuge practice; actions and their effects - the intermediate scope; developing renunciation for Samsara - the great scope; developing equanimity; recognizing that all living beings are our mothers; remembering the kindness of living beings; equalizing self and others; the disadvantages of self-cherishing; the advantages of cherishing others; exchanging self with others; great compassion; taking; wishing love; giving; Bodhichitta; tranquil abiding; superior seeing; relying upon a spiritual guide.
About Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso was born in Tibet and is a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally recognized teacher of Buddlism. Resident in the West since 1977, he is the author of a series of highly acclaimed books that transmit perfectly the ancient wisdom of Buddhism to our modern world. He had also founded several hundred Buddhist centers throughout the world.