It is the perfect manual for anyone with an interest in Buddhism and meditation. Written especially for the modern reader who is trying to incorporate a meditation practice into a busy lifestyle, this book guides us through a sequence of 21 meditations, known as lamrim, that lead to an experience of true inner peace. Characterized throughout by a thoroughgoing optimism, it shows with extraordinary clarity how we can transform an ordinary human life into a blissful spiritual path.
It also includes a powerful purification practice taught by Buddha for eliminating negative karma. This book is a translation of a famous and universally loved poem for daily living composed by the 8th century Buddhist Sage Shantideva. It charts the spiritual journey of a Bodhisattva, one who is committed to attaining full enlightenment for the sake of all living beings.
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This special arrangement became known as the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment, or Lamrim. In Joyful Path of Good Fortune, Geshe Kelsang provides a systematic, step-by-step commentary to these teachings rendering them completely accessible to the modern reader. In this beautiful book, Geshe Kelsang shows how coming to terms with our mortality enriches our life and enables us to meet our passing with dignity, confidence, and joy.
He teaches us how to live a pure, liberating lifestyle in which every moment is meaningful.
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With breathtaking clarity and insight he guides us step by step through a matrix of profound subjects, making them easy to understand for the modern day reader and bringing the Mahayana Path within reach of all of us. The fundamental insight underlying this book is that the world we experience is a reflection of our mind and so if we want to experience the world in a positive way we need to develop a positive mind. The supremely positive mind is universal compassion, which is developed using the special meditations in this book.
The world we experience is the result of our karma, or actions, and all our actions of body, speech, and mind originate in the mind. In Understanding the Mind, Geshe Kelsang provides a comprehensive explanation of the different types of mind and functions of mind. Clear Light of Bliss is an advanced Tantric meditation manual that reveals the most profound secrets of the ancient yogis and makes their blissful experience accessible to the modern world.
It is the first complete explanation in any Western language of the uncommon Tantric practice of the Heruka body mandala generation stage.
Great Treasury of Merit is a commentary to a sublime practice called Offering to the Spiritual Guide, which is performed publicly twice a month in all Kadampa Buddhist centers, and often daily by individual practitioners. The instructions on the eleven yogas of generation stage teach how we can create for ourselves a new enlightened world through meditation.
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Mahamudra Tantra introduces a new world of meditation. It explains how we can use our imagination as a powerful tool in our spiritual practice. Drawing on his own experience and the teachings of Je tsongkhapa, Geshe Kelsang renders even the most profound, esoteric aspects of Tantra accessible to the modern reader. Meditation Center Map.
Clear Light of Bliss : Tantric Meditation Manual by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso (2002, Paperback)
For more information on Geshe Kelsang's books visit Tharpa Publications. Clear Light of Bliss is an advanced Tantric meditation manual that reveals the most profound secrets of the ancient yogis and makes their blissful experience accessible to the modern world. It introduces in great detail the elements of the subtle body — the channels nadi , winds vayu , and drops bindu — and shows how they can be purified through meditation.
Various meditations are taught to gain mastery over the channels, winds, and drops and attain the complete purification of the very subtle mind within the heart chakra — the clear light of bliss. With this blissful awareness we can uncover our true nature, destroy all traces of ignorance at its root, and pass completely beyond suffering. We then become a source of inspiration and benefit for all living beings.
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Buy this book from Tharpa US. Nowadays, there is a strong tendency to believe without the slightest hesitation every word spoken by someone of high reputation, whereas a humble practitioner giving perfect and accurate teachings is often neither appreciated nor believed. Buddha Shakyamuni cautioned his disciples against adopting such a mistaken attitude:.
Time and time again, he reminded his disciples not to accept his teachings out of blind faith, but to test them as thoroughly as they would assay gold. It is only on the basis of valid reasons and personal experience that we should accept the teachings of anyone, including Buddha himself. In the teachings on the four reliances, Buddha gives further guidelines for arriving at an unmistaken understanding of the teachings.
He says:. Do not rely upon the person, but upon the Dharma.