A clear and straightforward introduction to Tibetan Buddhism, this book presents the basic teachings of Buddha in a way that people can readily comprehend and put into practice in their daily lives. Topics such as reincarnation, actions and their effects, emptiness, liberation and enlightenment are discussed.
Designed primarily for those coming to the subject for the first time, the book also offers new insights for the more advanced student of Tibetan Buddhism. Originally published in 1989.
Table of Contents
1. What is Dharma? 2. The Good Heart 3. Impermanence 4. Reincarnation 5. Actions and their Effects 6. What is Mind? 7. The Development of the Six Consciousnesses 8. The Functions of the Mind 9. Equanimity 10. Love 11. Compassion 12. The Altruistic Mind 13. Emptiness 14. Introduction to Vajrayana
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso was born in Tibet in 1931 and is a fully qualified meditation master. Ordained a monk at the age of eight, he studied Sutra and Tantra at Sera College. He was invited to England in 1977 by the Manjushri Institute, and in 1979 he founded the Madhyamaka Centre in York and became its spiritual director.