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Joyful path of good fortune : the complete guide to the Buddist path to enlightenment

Author: Kelsang Gyatso, Geshe
Publisher: London : Tharpa, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed revView all editions and formats
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A clear and comprehensive explanation of the entire path to enlightenment.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kelsang Gyatso, Geshe
ISBN: 0948006455 9780948006456 0948006463 9780948006463
OCLC Number: 34411408
Notes: Previous edition: 1990.
Description: xi, 627 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Preface; PART ONE - FOUNDATIONS AND THE INITIAL SCOPE: The Stages of the Path; The Qualities of the Author; The Qualities of the Teaching; Listening to and Teaching Dharma; Preparing for Meditation; What is Meditation?; Relying upon a Spiritual Guide; Our Precious Human Life; Meditation on Death; The Sufferings of the Lower Realms; Going for Refuge; Karma; PART TWO - THE INTERMEDIATE SCOPE: Developing the Wish to Attain Liberation; The Four Noble Truths; Meditation on True Sufferings; Delusions and Actions, Death and Rebirth; The Twelve Dependent-related Links; The Wheel of Life; The Path to Liberation; PART THREE - THE GREAT SCOPE: Entering the Mahayana; Developing Bodhichitta; Engaging in a Bodhisattva's Actions; Training the Mind in Tranquil Abiding; Training the Mind in Superior Seeing; Progressing through the Spiritual Grounds and Paths; The Vajrayana Paths; Full Enlightenment; Dedication; Appendix I - The Condensed Meaning of the Text; Appendix II - Sadhanas: 'Liberating Prayer', 'Essence of Good Fortune', 'Prayers for Meditation; Glossary; Bibliography; Study Programmes of Kadampa Tradition; Tharpa Offices Worldwide; Index
Responsibility: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

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'This book is invaluable.' - World Religions; 'Geshe Kelsang Gyatso both delights in and has a profound insight into the entire range of the teachings of Buddha. Difficult technical points are Read more...

 
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