The New Meditation Handbook 2013 : Meditations to Make Our Life Happy and Meaningful
The New Meditation Handbook is a practical guide to meditation that teaches us how to make ourself and others happy by developing inner peace, and in this way making our lives more meaningful. Without inner peace there is no real happiness at all. Problems, suffering and unhappiness do not exist outside the mind; they are feelings and thus part of our mind. Therefore, it is only by controlling our mind that we can permanently stop our problems and make ourself and others truly happy. The twenty-one Buddhist meditation practices presented in this book are actual methods to control our mind and experience lasting inner peace. This extremely practical guide is an indispensable handbook for those seeking happiness and meaning in their lives.
- Hardback | 224 pages
- 132 x 204 x 18mm | 334g
- 01 Mar 2013
- Tharpa Publications
- Ulverston, United Kingdom
- 5th Revised edition
- black-and-white line illustrations
Table of contents
Preface PART ONE: Foundation Introduction What is Meditation? The Benefits of Meditation How to Begin Meditation Background Knowledge Required for Meditation How to Meditate PART TWO: The Twenty-one Meditations the initial scope 1. Our Precious Human Life 2. Death and Impermanence 3. The Dangers of Lower Rebirth 4. Refuge Practice 5. Actions and Their Effects the intermediate scope 6. Developing Renunciation for Samsara the great scope 7. Developing Equanimity 8. Recognizing that all Living Beings are our Mothers 9. Remembering the Kindness of Living Beings 10. Equalizing Self and Others 11. The Disadvantages of Self-cherishing 12. The Advantages of Cherishing Others 13. Exchanging Self with Others 14. Great Compassion 15. Taking 16. Wishing Love 17. Giving 18. Bodhichitta 19. Tranquil Abiding 20. Superior Seeing 21. Relying Upon a Spiritual Guide Conclusion Appendix I : Liberating Prayer and Prayers for Meditation Appendix II: A Commentary to The PreparatoryPractices Appendix III: A Special Breathing Meditation Appendix IV: A Suggested Retreat Schedule Appendix V: The Commitments of Going for Refuge Appendix VI: A Traditional Meditation on Emptiness Appendix VII: The Kadampa Way of Life Glossary Bibliography Study Programmes of Kadampa Buddhism Tharpa Offices Worldwide
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso's expert instructions on meditation will help anyone learn the basics of this life-changing art. - Bookletters
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.