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.
In Heart Jewel Geshe Kelsang presents two essential practices of Kadampa Buddhism, the popular Mahayana Buddhist tradition that derives from the renowned Tibetan teacher Je Tsongkhapa. The first practice is relying upon a Spiritual Guide, which lays the foundation for gaining all the blessings and realizations of the paths to liberation and enlightenment. The second practice is relying upon and enlightened Dharma Protector, whereby we can swiftly overcome all obstacles to our spiritual practice and create favourable conditions for developing and increasing pure Dharma realizations. An invaluable introduction to the profound and dynamic tradition of Kadampa buddhism.
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
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.
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.
"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.