An inspiring handbook of daily practice suited for those seeking
solutions within Buddhism to problems of everyday life. Will appeal
to those interested in personal development and meditation, as well
as those wishing to follow the Buddhist path.
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso was born in Tibet and is a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism. He is the author of 21 highly acclaimed books that transmit perfectly the ancient wisdom of Buddhism to our modern world.
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