. Based upon the middle section of the bhavanakrama by Kamalashila--a translation of which is included--this is the most extensive commentary given by the Dalai Lama on this concise but important meditation handbook. A translation of the ancient classic Stages of Meditation, by Kamalashila, with commentary from everyone's favorite Buddhist teacher, the Dalai Lama.
Stages of Meditation: The Buddhist Classic on Training the Mind Core Teachings of Dalai Lama Book 5 #ad - The dalai lama explains the principles of meditation in a practice-oriented format especially suited to Westerners.
The Complete Foundation: The Systematic Approach to Training the Mind Core Teachings of Dalai Lama Book 2Shambhala #ad - Beginning with practices designed to create an effective mental outlook, His Holiness skillfully guides the student to more advanced techniques for developing the mind’s deepest potential and happiness. This book was previously published under the title The Path to Bliss. In the complete foundation, reason, the Dalai Lama shows how visualization, and contemplation can be systematically crafted to enhance personal development.
His holiness the dalai Lama provides intimate details on advanced mind-training practices using visualization, reason, and contemplation. Clear, eloquent, simple, and profound, His Holiness’s teachings are easily accessible to beginning practitioners yet richly nourishing to those more advanced in practice.
The Complete Foundation: The Systematic Approach to Training the Mind Core Teachings of Dalai Lama Book 2 #ad - With impeccable attention to detail and a seamless balance between technical guidance and a delightful sense of playfulness, this book exemplifies the sophistication and elegance of Tibetan Buddhist methods for spiritual development.
Perfecting Patience: Buddhist Techniques to Overcome Anger Core Teachings of Dalai Lama Book 4Shambhala #ad - In perfecting patience, through the practice of patience and tolerance, the Dalai Lama shows how, we can overcome the obstacles of anger and hatred. He bases his discussion on a guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life, the classic work on the activities of bodhisattvas—those who aspire to attain full enlightenment in order to benefit all beings.
. In the days of extremism and severely divisive belief systems, learning patience and compassion practices from the modern master of patience and compassion is more valuable than ever. All of the world’s major religions emphasize the importance of love, compassion, and tolerance. To cultivate the potential for compassion and love inherent within us, it is crucial to counteract their opposing forces of anger and hatred.
Perfecting Patience: Buddhist Techniques to Overcome Anger Core Teachings of Dalai Lama Book 4 #ad - This is particularly true in the Buddhist traditions, which unanimously state that compassion and love are the foundation of all paths of practice. This book was previously published under the title Healing Anger.
Our Human Potential: The Unassailable Path of Love, Compassion, and Meditation Core Teachings of Dalai Lama Book 7Shambhala #ad - He structured the presentation according to the teachings of the Four Noble Truths and expanded their meaning to cover most of the topics of Tibetan Buddhism. He covers a broad spectrum of topics, including the psychology of cyclic existence, valuing enemies, wisdom, consciousness and karma, techniques for meditation, altruism, and much more.
. This book was previously published under the title The Dalai Lama at Harvard. When his holiness the dalai lama gave a series of lectures at Harvard University, they fulfilled magnificently his intention of providing an in-depth introduction to Buddhist theory and practice. The dalai lama’s combination of superb intellect, power of exposition, and practical implementation are evident in these lectures.
Where Buddhism Meets Neuroscience: Conversations with the Dalai Lama on the Spiritual and Scientific Views of Our Minds Core Teachings of Dalai Lama Book 3Shambhala #ad - The dalai lama’s incisive, open-minded approach both challenges and offers inspiration to Western scientists. This book, designed as a conversation between the Dalai Lama and Western neuroscientists, takes readers on a journey through opposing fields of thought--showing that they may not be so opposing after all.
Is the mind an ephemeral side effect of the brain’s physical processes? Are there forms of consciousness so subtle that science has not yet identified them? How does consciousness happen? Organized by the Mind and Life Institute, this discussion addresses some of the most troublesome questions that have driven a wedge between Western science and religion.
Where Buddhism Meets Neuroscience: Conversations with the Dalai Lama on the Spiritual and Scientific Views of Our Minds Core Teachings of Dalai Lama Book 3 #ad - Livingston, and B. Edited by zara Houshmand, Robert B. Alan wallace, where buddhism meets Neuroscience is the culmination of meetings between the Dalai Lama and a group of eminent neuroscientists and psychiatrists. This book was previously published under the title Consciousness at the Crossroads.
An Introduction to Buddhism Core Teachings of Dalai Lama Book 1Shambhala #ad - Starting with the very foundation of buddhism, he provides the framework for understanding the Buddha’s first teachings on suffering, the Four Noble Truths, happiness, and peace. The "core teachings of the dalai lama" series begins with this small book of teachings by His Holiness, the perfect introduction to traditional Tibetan Buddhist thought and practice.
There is no one more suited to introduce beginners—and remind seasoned practitioners— of the fundamentals of Tibetan Buddhism than His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Speaking to an audience of western students, the Dalai Lama shows us how to apply basic Buddhist principles to our day-to-day lives. He follows with commentary on two of buddhism’s most profound texts: The Eight Verses on Training the Mind and Atisha’s Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, often referring to the former as one of his main sources of inspiration for the practice of compassion.
An Introduction to Buddhism Core Teachings of Dalai Lama Book 1 #ad - With clear, accessible language and the familiar sense of humor that infuses nearly all of his work, the Dalai Lama invites us all to develop innermost awareness, a proper understanding of the nature of reality, and heartfelt compassion for all beings. This book was previously published under the title Lighting the Way.
Perfecting Wisdom: How Things Appear and How They Truly Are Core Teachings of Dalai LamaShambhala #ad - Based on a lecture given by the dalai lama on the wisdom chapter of A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life, this book comments on Tibetan Buddhist philosophy in a clear and direct way. Shantideva’s a guide to the bodhisattva Way of Life is one of the most important texts in the Mahayana tradition of Buddhist practice.
This invaluable volume with its precise explanation of core issues of Tibetan Buddhism stands as a key work in Buddhist literature. This extraordinarily clear discussion of the wisdom chapter is based on an oral teaching given by His Holiness the Dalai Lama before an audience of thousands of Tibetans and Westerners.
Perfecting Wisdom: How Things Appear and How They Truly Are Core Teachings of Dalai Lama #ad - Its ninth chapter, the section on transcendent wisdom, is known among Buddhist scholars as a challenging exposition of Madhyamika philosophy and difficult to understand without a commentary. This book was previously published under the title Transcendent Wisdom.
Refining Gold: Stages in Buddhist Contemplative Practice Core Teachings of Dalai Lama Book 8Shambhala #ad - One of the latest additions to the core Teachings of the Dalai Lama series, Refining Gold explains, in clear and direct language, foundational instructions for attaining enlightenment. One of the most central set of teachings of the succession of Dalai Lamas since the fifteenth century is the Lam Rim, or Stages of the Path, teachings—in particular those written by the great Tsongkhapa.
In this illuminating work, his holiness the fourteenth dalai Lama discusses a short but powerful text by his predecessor, the Third Dalai Lama Sonam Gyatso, who penned a famous commentary on the Lam Rim entitled Essence of Refined Gold. The dalai lama speaks directly to the reader—offering spiritual guidance, personal reflections, and scriptural commentary.
Refining Gold: Stages in Buddhist Contemplative Practice Core Teachings of Dalai Lama Book 8 #ad - This book was previously published under the title The Path to Enlightenment. These teachings are a guide, from start to finish, on how to engage in the transformational Buddhist practices that lead to enlightenment. His sincere approach and lucid style make Refining Gold one of the most accessible introductions to Tibetan Buddhism ever published.
Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature The Library of Wisdom and Compassion Book 3Wisdom Publications #ad - To illustrate this, samsara, and buddha Nature first takes readers through Buddhist thought on the self, Nirvana, the Four Noble Truths, and their sixteen attributes. Then, the dalai lama explains afflictions, finally, followed by an examination of karma and cyclic existence and, their arising and antidotes, a deep and thorough elucidation of buddha nature.
Volume 1, approaching the Buddhist Path, contained introductory material that sets the context for Buddhist practice. Volume 2, the foundation of Buddhist Practice, describes the important teachings that help us establish a flourishing Dharma practice. This volume shows us how to purify our minds and cultivate awakened qualities.
Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature The Library of Wisdom and Compassion Book 3 #ad - Samsara, nirvana, and buddha nature takes up centrally important premises of Buddhism: the unsatisfactoriness duhkha of cyclic existence samsara, the determination to be free of cyclic existence, and the mind as the basis for both the extreme duhkha of samsara and the bliss of nirvana. Knowledge of buddha nature reveals and reconciles the paradox of how the mind can be the basis for both the extreme duhkha of samsara the unpurified mind and the bliss and fulfillment of nirvana the purified mind.
This is the third volume in the dalai Lama’s definitive and comprehensive series on the stages of the Buddhist path, The Library of Wisdom and Compassion. Samsara, nirvana, and buddha Nature can be read as the logical next step in this series or enjoyed on its own.
The Heart of Meditation: Discovering Innermost AwarenessShambhala #ad - The heart of meditation—the thing that brings it alive—is compassion. Fortunately, the mind can be trained in compassion, empathy, kindness, and the mind thus trained with the qualities of love, and respect for others is ready for the practice of the Great Completeness Dzogchen, which is considered the pinnacle of spiritual practice in the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
Without that essential foundation, other practices are pointless. Through practice of the great Completeness, we can access our innermost awareness and live our lives in a way that acknowledges it and manifests it. The wisdom and compassion that arise from such insight are critical, His Holiness teaches, not only to individual progress in meditation but to our collective progress toward peace in the world.
The Heart of Meditation: Discovering Innermost Awareness #ad - His holiness the dalai lama here teaches the Great Completeness simply but thoroughly, using as his reference a visionary poem by the nineteenth-century master Patrul Rinpoche to show that insight can never be separated from compassion.
The Foundation of Buddhist Practice The Library of Wisdom and Compassion Book 2Wisdom Publications #ad - The foundation of buddhist practice begins with the four seals shared by all Buddhist philosophies, and moves on to an explanation of the reliable cognition that allows us to evaluate the veracity of the Buddha’s teachings. This second volume, the foundation of Buddhist Practice, contains the important teachings that will help us establish a flourishing Dharma practice.
The second volume in the dalai lama’s definitive and comprehensive series on the stages of the Buddhist path, The Library of Wisdom and Compassion. His holiness’s illumination of key Buddhist ideas will support Western and contemporary Asian students in engaging with this rich tradition. The book provides many other essential buddhist teachings, appropriate, clarifying misunderstandings about this topic and showing how to properly rely on a spiritual mentor in a healthy, including: the relationship of a spiritual mentor and student, and beneficial manner; how to structure a meditation session; dying and rebirth, unpacking the often difficult-to-understand topic of multiple lives and explaining how to prepare for death and aid someone who is dying; a fruitful explanation of karma and its results; and much more.
The Foundation of Buddhist Practice The Library of Wisdom and Compassion Book 2 #ad - Volume 1, approaching the Buddhist Path, contained introductory material that set the context for Buddhist practice.