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How to Practice The Way to a Meaningful Life

ISBN-10: 0743453360

ISBN-13: 9780743453363

Edition: 2003

Authors: Dalai Lama XIV, Jeffrey Hopkins

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As human beings, we all share the desire for happiness and meaning in our lives. According to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the ability to find true fulfillment lies within each of us. In this very special book, the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet, Nobel Prize winner, and bestselling author helps readers embark upon the path to enlightenment with a stunning illumination of the timeless wisdom and an easy-access reference for daily practice. Divided into a series of distinct steps that will lead spiritual seekers toward enlightenment, How to Practice is a constant companion in the quest to practice morality, meditation, and wisdom. This accessible book will guide you toward opening your heart, refraining from doing harm, and maintiaining mentaltranquility as the Dalai Lama shows you how to overcome everyday obstacles, from feelings of anger and mistrust to jealousy, insecurity, and counterproductive thinking. Imbued with His Holiness' vivacious spirit and sense of playfulness, How to Practice offers sage and practical insight into the human psyche and into the deepest aspirations that bind us all together.
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication date: 8/19/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

The Dalai Lama, spiritual & political leader of the Tibetan people & a Nobel Peace Laureate, has in the last decade become a global spiritual leader whose message of universal & individual responsibility has won worldwide acclaim.

Jeffrey Hopkins is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia.

Foreword
Introduction: The Need for Peace and Kindness
The Basics
Three Ways to Practice
Practicing Morality
Identifying the Scope of Suffering
Discovering How Trouble Starts and Stops
Refraining from Harm
Extending Help
Aspiring to Enlightenment
Practicing Concentrated Meditation
Focusing the Mind
Practicing Wisdom
Examining How Beings and Things Exist
The Middle Way
Mind and the Deep Nature of Mind
Tantra
Deity Yoga
Steps Along the Way
Overview of the Path to Enlightenment
Selected Readings