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Path to Bliss A Practical Guide to Stages of Meditation

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ISBN-10: 1559391901

ISBN-13: 9781559391900

Edition: 2nd 2003

Authors: Dalai Lama, Thupten Jinpa, Thupten Jinpa, Dalai Lama

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Clear, eloquent, simple and profound, His Holiness' teachings are easily accessible to beginning practitioners, yet richly nourishing to those more advanced in practice.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/17/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.47" wide x 8.39" long x 0.55" tall
Weight: 0.616
Language: English

HIS HOLINESS THE FOURTEENTH DALAI LAMA is considered the foremost Buddhist leader of our time. The exiled head of the Tibetan people, he is a Nobel Peace Laureate, a Congressional Gold Medal recipient, and a remarkable teacher and scholar who has authored over one hundred books.*with Desmond Tutu, he co-authored The Book of Joy, which has spent several weeks on the NYT bestseller list.

General Introduction
Origin of Lamrim Instructions
Preparatory Practices
Creating a Conducive Environment
Preparing the Mind
Visualization of the Merit Field
Seven-Limbed Practice
The Three Aspirations
Invoking the Inspiring Power of the Lineage
Reviewing the Stages of the Path
Dissolution of the Merit Field
Activities of the Between-Session Periods
Main Lamrim Meditations
Reliance on a Spiritual Teacher
Recognizing the Human Potential
(Practices common to trainees of initial capacity)
Death and Impermanence
Sufferings of the Lower Realms
Seeking Refuge
(Practices common to trainees of middling capacity)
The Defects of Cyclic Existence in General
The Specific Sufferings of the Different Realms
The Path to Liberation
(Practices for the trainees of great capacity)
The Mind of Great Capacity
The Seven-Point Cause and Effect Method
Equalizing and Exchanging Oneself with Others
Bodhisattva Vows Rite
The Bodhisattva Deeds
Calm Abiding of Mind
Wisdom Through Special Insight
Tantra in Context
Commitments and Precepts of Thought Transformation Practice
Bodhisattva Vows
Outline of Path to Bliss