The Dalai Lama explains the principles of meditation in a practice-oriented format especially suited to Westerners. Based on the middle section of the Bhavanakrama by Kamashila, a translation of which is included, this is the most extensive commentary given by the Dalai Lama on this concise by important meditation handbook. It is a favorite text of the Dalia Lama and he often takes the opportunity to give teachings on it to audiences throughout the world. In his words, "This text can be like a key that opens the door to all other major Buddhist scriptures.
Topics included here are: the nature of mind, how to develop compassion and loving-kindness, calm abiding, wisdom, and how to establish a union of calm abiding and special insight.
The Dalai Lama is the spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan people. He is known the world over as a great spiritual leader and a tireless worker for peace. A Nobel Peace Laureate, he has published many books including The Art of Happiness; Transforming the Mind; Healing Anger; The Dalai Lama: A Policy of Kindess; and Kindness, Clarity and Insight.
Paperback. 210 pp.