Here is a treasury of 108 short selections from the best-selling books of Pema Chodron, the beloved Buddhist nun. Designed for on-the-go inspiration, this collection offers teachings on becoming fearless; breaking free of destructive patterns; developing patience, kindness, and joy amid our everyday struggles; and unlocking our natural warmth, intelligence, and goodness.
The Dalai Lama deftly connects how training the mind in compassion for other beings is directly related to--and in fact a prerequisite for--the very pinnacle of Buddhist meditation. He presents his understanding, confirmed again and again over millennia, that the cultivation of both compassion and wisdom is absolutely critical to progress in meditation and goes into great depth on how this can be accomplished.
While accessible to a beginner, he leads the reader in very fine detail on
Lojong, or "mind-training" is a practice that has gained astonishing popularly in recent years-because it works in transforming hearts and minds. Here is a presentation of lojong teachings that predates the "slogan" practice with which people have become so familiar through the books of Pema Ch dr n and others, and that is every bit as powerful for imbuing the mind with intelligence and the heart with compassion. It is Thubten Chodron's commentary on a Tibetan poem with the imposing title "Wheel
For centuries, millions upon millions of people have sought out the wisdom of the Dalai Lama. Tenzin Gyatso, the current and 14th Dalai Lama, has travelled the world, spreading his personal doctrine of compassion and understanding. His sage words resonate with all who hear him speak, encompassing topics as grand as world peace and as simple as learning to love ourselves. The Dalai Lama Quotes Book compiles his best quotes, speeches and advice in one place. Organised into sections by themes, The
"An illustrated, graphic-novel-style primer on the teachings of Buddha. With a biting sense of humor and an ability to speak to the general reader, the author presents a funny, accurate, and credible romp through the life of Buddha"--Provided by publisher.