Among the topics covered are:
--The fundamental principles of Buddhism
--The practice of meditation as a means of arousing compassion
--How suffering can become a more powerful tool than happiness in achieving enlightenment
--The symbolic significance of holy places, temples, statues, books, and other spiritual artifacts
--The religious signigicance of Tibetan Buddhist art as a source of teaching, inspiration, and power
--Tibetan Buddhist teachings on the experiences of dying and the after-death state
--A commentary on the preliminary practices (Ngondro) of the Longchen Nyingthig tradition
--A commentary on the Seven-Line Supplication to Padmasambhava
--A brief meditation on Guru Rinpoche, Padmasambhava
--Evaluating the progress of dharma practice.
Tulku Thondup is a teacher of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. He has been a visiting scholar at Harvard University and has written and translated several books, including Enlightened Living, The Practice of Dzogchen, Healing Power of Mind, and Boundless Healing.
268 pages. Paperback.