Kadampa Buddhism is a special presentation of Mahayana Buddhism that makes the path to enlightenment accessible to the modern world by showing clearly how we can transform our lives into the spiritual path. In this book Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, a meditation master of this living tradition, explains two essential spiritual practices. The first is a special meditation practice through which we can receive blessings and gain the realizations of the path to enlightenment. The second is meditation on the Buddha of Wisdom in the aspect of a Dharma Protector, whereby we can gain the inner strength needed to overcome all obstacles to our spiritual practice.
By following the practical advice given in this resource, readers can transform their minds and lives, fulfill their human potential, and find everlasting peace and happiness. What is the real meaning of human life? How to find the source of happiness The actual methods to solve our daily problems How to accomplish our ultimate goal
"Essence of Vajrayana" is the first complete explanation in English of the Highest Yoga Tantra practice of Heruka body mandala. Buddha Heruka is a manifestation of all the Buddhas' enlightened compassion, and by relying upon him we can swiftly attain a pure selfless joy and bring true happiness to others. In Part One, Geshe Kelsang explains with great clarity and precision how we can practise the sublime meditations of Heruka body mandala, and thereby gradually transform our ordinary world and experiences into the transcendental reality of a Buddha. Then, in Part Two, he provides definitive instructions on the completion stage practices that lead to the supreme bliss of full enlightenment in this one lifetime. This is a treasury of practical instructions for those seriously interested in following the Tantric path.
Guiding readers in learning how to respond to difficult situations with a positive, peaceful mind, this resource educates on how to turn challenges into opportunities for mental and spiritual growth and development.
Guide to Dakini Land is a practical manual for those seeking a swift and blissful path to full enlightenment. It provides detailed instructions on the eleven yogas of generation stage, which are special methods for transforming all our daily activities into a blissful spiritual path, as well as the essential completion stage meditations that lead to full enlightenment. -- Publisher description.
The heart of Buddha’s teachings is unconditional love and compassion. In this inspired explanation of the popular Buddhist poem Training the Mind in Seven Points, Geshe Kelsang reveals powerful and far-reaching methods for us to develop these altruistic states. Ancient meditative techniques that have been tried and tested for centuries are brought alive and made relevant to our everyday experiences. Also included is a practical and uplifting explanation of how we can transform our day-to-day living—including even the most demanding and difficult conditions—into opportunities for personal and spiritual development. By pointing the way to an unchanging freedom and happiness, this immensely readable book challenges us to grow, and will have a remarkable impact on our life.
Introduces some of the "Awakened Ones," or Buddhas, who, in the Kadampa Buddhist tradition, are the friends and helpers of humans, including Buddha Shakyamuni--the historical Buddha--Green and White Tara, Avalokiteshvara, and Maitreya.
This new and revised commentary to the Heart Sutra—the best known and most popular of all Buddhist scriptures—reveals both its direct and hidden meaning. The author skillfully explains the dream-like nature of all things, the relationship between our mind and our world, and the extent to which we create our own reality. He shows how we can develop and apply this profound understanding in our everyday lives in such a way that we come to experience a deep and unshakeable happiness.