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Meditation for Relaxtion - CD

Meditation for Relaxation - CD

This audio CD provides a simple introduction to meditation for anyone who wants to learn to meditate. It offers easy to follow guided meditations to relax body and mind. Also available as an MP3 download.

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How to Solve Our Human Problems

How to Solve Our Human Problems

In How to Solve Our Human Problems, Geshe Kelsang explains with characteristic clarity how we can easily apply the Four Noble Truths to our modern day lives and begin to experience the taste of true, lasting happiness…

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Introduction to Buddhism

Introduction to Buddhism

Introduction to Buddhism explains basic Buddhist view, intention, and action, and how to follow the Buddhist way of life in the modern world. It is the perfect manual for anyone with an interest in Buddhism and meditation.

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The New Meditation Handbook

The New Meditation Handbook

Written especially for the modern reader who is trying to incorporate a meditation practice into a busy lifestyle, this book guides us through a sequence of 21 meditations, known as lamrim, that lead to an experience of true inner peace.

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Transform Your Life

Transform Your Life

This highly popular book is a manual for positive living.

Characterized throughout by a thoroughgoing optimism, it shows with extraordinary clarity how we can transform an ordinary human life into a blissful spiritual path.

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Eight Steps to Happiness

Eight Steps to Happiness

As a commentary to one of Buddhism’s best-loved and most enduring teachings, Eight Verses of Training the Mind by the great Tibetan Bodhisattva Langri Tangpa, this book explains how to transform every moment of our life into a step on the path to inner peace, and in particular how to transform all of life’s difficulties into truly liberating experiences.

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The Bodhisattva Vow

The Bodhisattva Vow

This book shows how we can emulate the thoughts and deeds of a Bodhisattva and transform our ordinary daily life into the Bodhisattva’s way of life.

It also includes a powerful purification practice taught by Buddha for eliminating negative karma.

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Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life

Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life

This book is a translation of a famous and universally loved poem for daily living composed by the 8th century Buddhist Sage Shantideva.

It charts the spiritual journey of a Bodhisattva, one who is committed to attaining full enlightenment for the sake of all living beings.

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Heart of Wisdom

Heart of Wisdom

In this extraordinary book, Geshe Kelsang takes us line by line through the Heart Sutra and explains its hidden meaning with remarkable clarity – a perfect introduction to Buddha’s teachings on ultimate truth emptiness.

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Joyful Path of Good Fortune

Joyful Path of Good Fortune

The great Indian Pandit Atisha arranged all Budddha’s teachings in the order in which they are to be practiced. This special arrangement became known as the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment, or Lamrim.

In Joyful Path of Good Fortune, Geshe Kelsang provides a systematic, step-by-step commentary to these teachings rendering them completely accessible to the modern reader.

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Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully

Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully

In this beautiful book, Geshe Kelsang shows how coming to terms with our mortality enriches our life and enables us to meet our passing with dignity, confidence, and joy. He teaches us how to live a pure, liberating lifestyle in which every moment is meaningful.

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Meaningful to Behold

Meaningful to Behold

In Ocean of Nectar, Geshe Kelsang continues this noble tradition by providing an explanation of Chandrakirti’s famous commentary Guide to the Middle Way.

With breathtaking clarity and insight he guides us step by step through a matrix of profound subjects, making them easy to understand for the modern day reader and bringing the Mahayana Path within reach of all of us.

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Ocean of Nectar

Ocean of Nectar

In Ocean of Nectar, Geshe Kelsang continues this noble tradition by providing an explanation of Chandrakirti’s famous commentary Guide to the Middle Way.

With breathtaking clarity and insight he guides us step by step through a matrix of profound subjects, making them easy to understand for the modern day reader and bringing the Mahayana Path within reach of all of us.

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Universal Compassion

Universal Compassion

The fundamental insight underlying this book is that the world we experience is a reflection of our mind and so if we want to experience the world in a positive way we need to develop a positive mind.

The supremely positive mind is universal compassion, which is developed using the special meditations in this book.

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Understanding the Mind

Understanding the Mind

The world we experience is the result of our karma, or actions, and all our actions of body, speech, and mind originate in the mind.

In Understanding the Mind, Geshe Kelsang provides a comprehensive explanation of the different types of mind and functions of mind.

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Clear Light of Bliss

Clear Light of Bliss

Clear Light of Bliss is an advanced Tantric meditation manual that reveals the most profound secrets of the ancient yogis and makes their blissful experience accessible to the modern world.

It principally explains the Completion Stage of Highest Yoga Tantra, which is the highest level of Buddha’s teachings.

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Essence of Vajrayana

Essence of Vajrayana

Essence of Vajrayana is a truly unique book.

It is the first complete explanation in any Western language of the uncommon Tantric practice of the Heruka body mandala generation stage.

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Great Treasury of Merit

Great Treasury of Merit

Great Treasury of Merit is a commentary to a sublime practice called Offering to the Spiritual Guide, which is performed publicly twice a month in all Kadampa Buddhist centers, and often daily by individual practitioners.

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Guide to Dakini Land

Guide to Dakini Land

In Guide to Dakini Land Geshe Kelsang provides a comprehensive explanation of the Highest Yoga Tantra practice of Vajrayogini, the female Buddha of wisdom.

The instructions on the eleven yogas of generation stage teach how we can create for ourselves a new enlightened world through meditation.

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Mahamudra Tantra

Mahamudra Tantra

Mahamudra Tantra introduces a new world of meditation. It explains how we can use our imagination as a powerful tool in our spiritual practice . . .

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Tantric Grounds and Paths

Tantric Grounds and Paths

In Tantric Grounds and Paths Geshe Kelsang Gyatso gives an explanation of the four classes of Tantra, with special emphasis on the Generation and Completion stages of Highest Yoga Tantra.

Drawing on his own experience and the teachings of Je tsongkhapa, Geshe Kelsang renders even the most profound, esoteric aspects of Tantra accessible to the modern reader

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Eight Steps to Happiness

Eight Steps to Happiness

As a commentary to one of Buddhism’s best-loved and most enduring teachings, Eight Verses of Training the Mind by the great Tibetan Bodhisattva Langri Tangpa, this book explains how to transform every moment of our life into a step on the path to inner peace, and in particular how to transform all of life’s difficulties into truly liberating experiences.

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