The Heart of Meditation

The Heart of Meditation Author The Dalai Lama
ISBN-10 9780834840218
Release 2016-04-05
Pages 168
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The heart of meditation—the thing that brings it alive—is compassion. Without that essential foundation, other practices are pointless. Fortunately, the mind can be trained in compassion, and the mind thus trained with the qualities of love, empathy, kindness, and respect for others is ready for the practice of the Great Completeness (Dzogchen), which is considered the pinnacle of spiritual practice in the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. His Holiness the Dalai Lama here teaches the Great Completeness simply but thoroughly, using as his reference a visionary poem by the nineteenth-century master Patrul Rinpoche to show that insight can never be separated from compassion. Through practice of the Great Completeness, we can access our innermost awareness and live our lives in a way that acknowledges it and manifests it. The wisdom and compassion that arise from such insight are critical, His Holiness teaches, not only to individual progress in meditation but to our collective progress toward peace in the world.



The Heart of Meditation

The Heart of Meditation Author The Dalai Lama
ISBN-10 9781611804089
Release 2017-04-11
Pages 168
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How training the mind in compassion for other beings is directly related to--and in fact a prerequisite for--the very pinnacle of Buddhist meditation. The heart of meditation the thing that brings it alive is compassion. This is not an ordinary compassion but one that is developed and expanded in parallel with wisdom that arises through meditation. Without that essential foundation, other practices are pointless. Fortunately, the mind can be trained in compassion, and the mind thus trained is fertile ground for the practice of the Great Completeness (Dzogchen), which is considered the pinnacle of spiritual practice by many in Tibetan Buddhism. His Holiness the Dalai Lama here teaches the Great Completeness simply but thoroughly, using as his reference a visionary poem by the nineteenth-century master Patrul Rinpoche to show that insight can never be separated from compassion. Through practice of the Great Completeness, we can access our innermost awareness and live our lives in a way that acknowledges it and manifests it. The wisdom and compassion that arise from such insight are critical, His Holiness teaches, not only to individual progress in meditation but to our collective progress toward peace in the world."



The Heart of Meditation

The Heart of Meditation Author The Dalai Lama
ISBN-10 1559394536
Release 2016-04-05
Pages 128
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His Holiness the Dalai Lama provides intimate details on an advanced meditation practice called Dzogchen using a visionary poem by the 19th-century saint Patrul Rinpoche, author of the Buddhist classic Words of My Perfect Teacher. The Dalai Lama deftly connects how training the mind in compassion for other beings is directly related to--and in fact a prerequisite for--the very pinnacle of Buddhist meditation. He presents his understanding, confirmed again and again over millennia, that the cultivation of both compassion and wisdom is absolutely critical to progress in meditation and goes into great depth on how this can be accomplished. While accessible to a beginner, he leads the reader in very fine detail on how to identify innermost awareness--who we really are--how to maintain contact with this awareness, and how to release oneself from the endless stream of our thoughts to let this awareness, always present, become consistently apparent.



The Heart of Meditation Discovering Innermost Awareness

The Heart of Meditation  Discovering Innermost Awareness Author Chinmoy M
ISBN-10 9781365233456
Release 2016-07-02
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Meditation means concentrating your mind on God, God resides at heart of each of His creation. Touch your heart chakra, close your eyes and try to meditate for few minutes, thoughts will arise, try to ignore them, these thoughts take power from you and the more attention you pay to your thoughts, it become more stronger, it is not easy to ignore thoughts, but it is possible. This book provides practical methods for “soul cleaning” and meditation. Cleaning soul reduces unnecessary thoughts and make mind peaceful, then meditation allows us connect to the divinity inside us.



Dzogchen

Dzogchen Author
ISBN-10 1559398213
Release 2000
Pages 271
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This is the most informative and thorough book on Dzogchen available. These teachings are on Dzogchen, the heart essence of the ancient Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Exploring this esoteric subject in print for the first time, His Holiness offers the reader insights into one of Buddhism's most profound systems of meditation. He discusses both the philosophic foundations and the practices of this system—taking into account the approaches of various schools and teachers. Paying tribute to the uniqueness of Dzogchen, His Holiness sets it within the wider spectrum of Tibetan Buddhism as a whole. He explains the essence of Dzogchen practice and addresses questions such as why Dzogchen is called "the pinnacle of all vehicles," what are its special features, and what are the crucial principles of the other Buddhist paths which a Dzogchen practitioner should know.



Meditation on the Nature of Mind

Meditation on the Nature of Mind Author Dalai Lama
ISBN-10 9780861716296
Release 2011-03-23
Pages 232
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"We all have the same human mind - each and every one of us has the same potential. Our surroundings and so forth are important, but the nature of mind itself is more important... To live a happy and joyful life, we must take care of our minds." - His Holiness the Dalai Lama At the heart of this book is The Wish-Fulfilling Jewel of the Oral Tradition, an accessible and nonsectarian treatise on penetrating the nature of mind by Khonton Peljor Lhundrub, a teacher of the Fifth Dalai Lama. His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama's broad-ranging overview of this work insightfully distills some of the most central themes of Buddhism: why the mind is so essential to the tradition, what distinguishes the levels of consciousness, and how different schools of Tibetan Buddhism elaborate those distinctions. Profound and erudite, it brings the reader closer to a fresh and direct experience of Buddhism's central truths. Along with his lucid translations, Jose Cabezon provides an introduction to the root text and presentations of the life and works of Khonton Rinpoche, all richly annotated.



Boundless as the Sky

Boundless as the Sky Author Renuka Singh
ISBN-10 9789351181927
Release 2013-09-21
Pages 232
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How a person thinks, behaves and feels ultimately impacts not just their own lives, but the society they live in. If we desire to attain happiness, we must understand that the journey begins within us, and can reach out to touch millions. In this anthology, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, with characteristic wisdom, humour and kindness, directs us towards the path to a happy, healthy, peaceful life. Talking about universal themes such as compassion, peace, non-violence, secularism and the pursuit of a healthy mind and body, he reminds us that the responsibility to change our thoughts, actions and lives lies with us. Once we accept ownership of every aspect of our lives, we can then begin to catalyse change in the lives of others and, through that process, change the world. Through these speeches and dialogues, His Holiness encourages each individual to embrace the path of happiness, compassion and faith.



The Nature of Mind

The Nature of Mind Author Khenchen Palden Sherab
ISBN-10 9780834840195
Release 2016-04-26
Pages 208
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Patrul Rinpoche, the beloved nineteenth-century master best known for Words of My Perfect Teacher, collected the teachings of the tenth-century adept Aro Yeshe Jungne and synthesized them into the short text translated here as Clear Elucidation of True Nature. How to put these essential teachings into practice is the subject of the lively commentary by the two Khenpo brothers, the late Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche. The Dzogchen meditation instructions of the Aro lineage are divided into nine sets, or nine levels, with specific instructions for each on how to identify the nature of the mind, how to abide in it as a way of life, and how to liberate turbulent thoughts and emotions when they arise. The commentary enfolds this instruction into a broad general teaching suitable for beginners that serves as an introduction to Dzogchen meditation, to the Nyingma tradition, and to basic Buddhism.



Why Is the Dalai Lama Always Smiling

Why Is the Dalai Lama Always Smiling Author Lama Tsomo
ISBN-10 0990571106
Release 2016-04-05
Pages 276
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If you think meditation is only for monks, think again. Today’s world seems to be growing more and more stressful by the minute—for all of us. So now, as a teacher of Tibetan Buddhist practice and a 21st-century woman, Lama Tsomo offers us time-tested tools for getting underneath our everyday worries and making our lives richer and more fulfilling. InWhy Is the Dalai Lama Always Smiling? she acts as our lively, approachable guide to using the ancient traditions and practices of Tibetan Buddhism to find happiness and peace in this modern world. Through step-by-step instructions, photographs, and helpful explanations, Lama Tsomo shows how we can start experiencing the many benefits of meditation for ourselves. She offers proven techniques for sharpening our focus, enhancing our relationships, and living each day more mindfully and joyfully. Laced with humor, compassion, and stories from Lama Tsomo’s own life,Why Is the Dalai Lama Always Smiling? meets us where we are and guides us onto, and along, the path to a deeper awareness of our world and ourselves. Lama Tsomo’s personal and spiritual journey to greater happiness can now be ours as well. As she invites in the Prologue, “Won’t you come along?” The book features an introductory letter from H.H. Dalai Lama, portable meditation cards, "Science Tidbits", glossary of buddhist terms and lessons used in Namchak Foundation eCourses and retreats.



How to Practice

How to Practice Author His Holiness the Dalai Lama
ISBN-10 0743453360
Release 2003-08-19
Pages 240
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An instructional resource and inspirational guide to daily life describes each step on the path to spiritual enlightenment and explains how to practice everyday morality, meditation, wisdom, and compassion.



Emotional Awareness

Emotional Awareness Author Dalai Lama
ISBN-10 1429941529
Release 2008-09-16
Pages 288
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Two leading thinkers engage in a landmark conversation about human emotions and the pursuit of psychological fulfillment At their first meeting, a remarkable bond was sparked between His Holiness the Dalai Lama, one of the world's most revered spiritual leaders, and the psychologist Paul Ekman, whose groundbreaking work helped to define the science of emotions. Now these two luminaries share their thinking about science and spirituality, the bonds between East and West, and the nature and quality of our emotional lives. In this unparalleled series of conversations, the Dalai Lama and Ekman prod and push toward answers to the central questions of emotional experience. What are the sources of hate and compassion? Should a person extend her compassion to a torturer—and would that even be biologically possible? What does science reveal about the benefits of Buddhist meditation, and can Buddhism improve through engagement with the scientific method? As they come to grips with these issues, they invite us to join them in an unfiltered view of two great traditions and two great minds. Accompanied by commentaries on the findings of emotion research and the teachings of Buddhism, their interplay—amusing, challenging, eye-opening, and moving—guides us on a transformative journey in the understanding of emotions.



Stages of Meditation

Stages of Meditation Author Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho
ISBN-10 1559390697
Release 2001
Pages 210
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The Dalai Lama explains the path to enlightenment and treats in depth the key practices of calm abiding meditation and penetrative insight.



Healing Anger

Healing Anger Author The Dalai Lama
ISBN-10 1559398264
Release 1997-03-25
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The Dalai Lama teaches with clear and forceful language. These teachings form an essential spiritual discourse.--Publishers Weekly



The Dalai Lama Book of Quotes

The Dalai Lama Book of Quotes Author Travis Hellstrom
ISBN-10 1578266408
Release 2016-07-26
Pages 272
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The need for love lies at the very foundation of human existence. XIV Dalai Lama The words of the Dalai Lama resonate within each of us, empowered as they are by centuries of experience and a passionate, enduring spirit for peace on Earth. Tenzin Gyatso, the current and XIV Dalai Lama, has continued this grand legacy, traveling the world while spreading his personal doctrine of compassion and true understanding. And with each year that passes, more and more people come to know the Lama, and seek his wisdom on a breadth of topics, from world peace to a life well-lived. Presented in an elegant, attractive format, "The Dalai Lama Book of Quotes "collects the very best of the Lama s sage wisdom, assembled from quotes, articles, speeches, and written works directly attributed to His Holiness. Organized into universal themes that everyone can relate to, "The Dalai Lama Book of Quotes" touches on themes ranging from love, to spirituality, to happiness and humanity. This inspirational book makes a wonderful gift for anyone seeking greater personal well-being and a life informed by compassion and faith. Each thought from the Lama is sure to inspire and invigorate you throughout your day, as your eyes are opened to a more beautiful way of looking at the world. Simple and accessible for all ages, this inspirational title makes a great gift for anyone seeking to incorporate the wisdom of the ages and a love that transcends lifetimes into their daily life."



Yoga for Anxiety

Yoga for Anxiety Author Mary NurrieStearns
ISBN-10 9781572246515
Release 2010
Pages 218
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According to yogic philosophy, there are five causes of suffering: separation from the spiritual, limited self-concept, attachments, aversions, and fear of death. With this philosophical contextualization, Yoga for Anxiety examines the causes of anxiety and helps readers create personal yoga programs designed to heal their symptoms and promote personal growth. The book includes yoga self-healing practices, including meditation, self-inquiry exercises, and recitation of mantras, that have been used for centuries to quell anxious feelings and restore mental clarity. A chapter devoted to mindfulness helps readers learn to pause and regroup when they feel stressed instead of acting on their thoughts. Readers will also learn to accept their emotions and develop compassion for themselves as they learn to do away with the feelings of anxiety.



Cultivating a Daily Meditation

Cultivating a Daily Meditation Author Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho
ISBN-10 UVA:X030117009
Release 1991
Pages 136
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During April 1985, and again in October 1986, His Holiness the Dalai Lama delivered a series of discourses on Buddhist view, meditation and action. These discourses and the ensuing discussions were recorded and later edited to produce this informative account of the Buddhist teachings and how they may be applied in daily life.



Art of Attention

Art of Attention Author Elena Brower
ISBN-10 1622035933
Release 2016
Pages 232
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Distilled from Elena Brower and Erica Jago s acclaimed workshops and training programs, "Art of Attention" has become an essential resource among instructors and students seeking to bring movement-based mindfulness into their practice. This beautiful illustrated book guides you through pose-by-pose practices, journaling, and luminary wisdom into the deeper experiences of yoga practice."