--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.