Enlightenment to Go

With its life-changing psychological tools and transcendent wisdom, it is one of the world's great spiritual treasures. In Enlightenment to Go, David Michie provides a lively, accessible introduction to the 'best of' Shantideva.

Author: David Michie

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0861717570

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 274

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The Dalai Lama always recommends a classic text by the Buddhist master Shantideva as essential reading for those seeking a practical approach to Buddhism. With its life-changing teachings and transcendent wisdom, it is one of the world's great spiritual treasures. In Enlightenment to Go, David Michie provides a lively, accessible introduction to the 'best of' Shantideva. He shows how the insights of Shantideva's Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life can transform the spiritual well-being of modern day readers, and he unpacks its powerful antidotes to contemporary problems, including stress, anxiety and depression. He also offers a gentle introduction to meditation in order to help readers integrate these transformational insights into daily life. Recounting stories from his own journey, Michie illustrates the relevance of Shantideva's breakthrough teachings to a typically busy Westerner with warmth and humour. Whether you are a newcomer to Buddhism or a seasoned practitioner, Enlightenment To Go offers a glimpse of a radiantly different reality.

Enlightenment Is Your Nature

Our theistic conditioning leads to such common misunderstandings as perceiving enlightenment as the attainment of supernatural powers, or as something achievable only by those who are somehow “special.” In this work, Osho deconstructs ...

Author: Osho

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 1786781026

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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Explores and explains the fundamental difference between psychology, therapy and meditation. "Enlightenment” in Western cultures has long been associated with the 18th century movement that brought about a new “age of reason.” As Zen, Buddhism, and other eastern wisdom traditions have captured the imagination of the West, “enlightenment” has come to be known as a specific state of consciousness attained by an individual on a spiritual or meditative path. However, the Judeo-Christian context, with its belief in a divine power “out there” and separate from the individual, hinders most Westerners’ ability to comprehend “enlightenment” in the Eastern sense. Our theistic conditioning leads to such common misunderstandings as perceiving enlightenment as the attainment of supernatural powers, or as something achievable only by those who are somehow “special.” In this work, Osho deconstructs these misunderstandings and offers a radically different view of enlightenment, freed from all spiritual and religious beliefs – including the distortions of asceticism and renunciation that have arisen in Eastern and Western cultures both. Taking the reader step by step through the history of how both East and West have approached the mysteries of the human mind and spirituality, Osho offers a simple science of consciousness that he calls “the psychology of the buddhas.” It is a science that in very clear terms shows how one can, through awareness and taking full responsibility for one’s life, go beyond all limited belief systems, habits, and superstitions of the mind. That process, he says, brings us back to our nature – and that is enlightenment.

From Here to Enlightenment

This text distills all of the essential points of Tibetan Buddhism, clearly unfolding the entire Buddhist path to enlightenment.

Author: His Holiness The Dalai Lama

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834828391

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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When the Dalai Lama was forced to go into exile in 1959, he could take only a few items with him. Among these cherished belongings was his copy of Tsong-kha-pa’s classic text The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment. This text distills all of the essential points of Tibetan Buddhism, clearly unfolding the entire Buddhist path to enlightenment. In 2008, celebrating the long-awaited completion of the English-language translation of The Great Treatise, the Dalai Lama gave a historic six-day teaching at Lehigh University to explain the meaning of this classic text and to underscore its importance. It is the longest teaching that he has ever given to Westerners on just one text, and Westerners have never before had the opportunity to receive such a complete teaching that encompasses the totality of the Buddhist path from the Dalai Lama. From Here to Enlightenment makes the teachings from this momentous event available for a wider audience.

From Here to Enlightenment

This text distills all the essential points of Tibetan Buddhism, clearly unfolding the entire Buddhist path.

Author: The Dalai Lama

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1611809347

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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The most extensive teaching given by the Dalai Lama in the West on a seminal Tibetan Buddhist text--now included in the Core Teachings of the Dalai Lama series. When the Dalai Lama was forced to go into exile in 1959, he could take only a few items with him. Among these cherished belongings was his copy of Tsong-kha-pa's classic text The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment. This text distills all the essential points of Tibetan Buddhism, clearly unfolding the entire Buddhist path. In 2008, celebrating the long-awaited completion of the English translation of The Great Treatise, the Dalai Lama gave a historic six-day teaching at Lehigh University to explain the meaning of the text and to underscore its importance. It is the longest teaching he has ever given to Westerners on just one text, and the most comprehensive. From Here to Enlightenment makes the teachings from this momentous event available for a wider audience.

Everyday Enlightenment

Everyday Enlightenment is an inspirational guide to finding happiness by taking in the beauty right in front of you.

Author: Gyalwang Drukpa XII

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241960088

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 208

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Everyday Enlightenment is an inspirational guide to finding happiness by taking in the beauty right in front of you. Leading Himalayan Buddhist His Holiness the Gwyalwang Drukpa walks with you along your path and teaches you that: - there is peace in recognizing that we are all connected - positive influences are closer than you think - in order to inspire others, you need to find inspiration in your life - what we think, we become Bringing ancient wisdom into the modern world, Everyday Enlightenment teaches through stories and example, showing you how to let go of your ego and stress, turn anger into compassion, and transform your fears into courage.

Enlightenment Is Letting Go

In embracing that treatment, nothing else can come but healing, transformation, and enlightenment. [Buddha's Teachings, 2005). The men and women in this book who so willingly and courageously volunteered to have their stories told, ...

Author: Teresa Naseba Marsh

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1452028915

Category: Education

Page: 200

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Enlightenment is Letting Go! Healing from Trauma, Addiction, and Multiple Loss Enlightenment is Letting Go! is the boldest presentation of abuse related trauma, addiction and multiple loss. Written with a language from the heart it will take you to the depths of the connections between the disorders. This book is about the audacity and courage of men and women who transcended from the depths of suffering, trauma, addiction, loss, life threatening illness and atrocities to clarity, awareness, hope, healing, freedom, peace and enlightenment. The author further explores through story telling, the spoken word, and poetry the process of the healing journey. The book explores how embracing treatment and the healing journey can transform the deepest wounds and pain caused by trauma, addiction and loss. You will journey with the author and storytellers into territories of truth, spirituality, courage and honesty as they embraced the highest part of their being through healing. The stories will take you on a truthful journey within, and allow you to see the process of healing that is so much needed in the world today.

The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment Volume 1

In this way the text demonstrates clearly how Tibetan Buddhism carefully preserved and developed the Indian Buddhist traditions.

Author: Tsong-Kha-Pa

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1559394420

Category: Religion

Page: 440

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The first volume of the 15th-century spiritual classic that condenses Buddhist teachings into one easy-to-follow meditation manual The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Tib. Lam rim chen mo) is one of the brightest jewels in the world’s treasury of sacred literature. The author, Tsong-kha-pa, completed it in 1402, and it soon became one of the most renowned works of spiritual practice and philosophy in the world of Tibetan Buddhism. Because it condenses all the exoteric sūtra scriptures into a meditation manual that is easy to understand, scholars and practitioners rely on its authoritative presentation as a gateway that leads to a full understanding of the Buddha’s teachings. Tsong-kha-pa took great pains to base his insights on classical Indian Buddhist literature, illustrating his points with classical citations as well as with sayings of the masters of the earlier Kadampa tradition. In this way the text demonstrates clearly how Tibetan Buddhism carefully preserved and developed the Indian Buddhist traditions. This first of three volumes covers all the practices that are prerequisite for developing the spirit of enlightenment (bodhicitta).

Let Go Move On

Contemporary Buddhist articles on living a happier life

Author: Hsing Yun

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781944271299

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Contemporary Buddhist articles on living a happier life

SUMMARY The Power Of Now A Guide To Spiritual Enlightenment By Eckhart Tolle

If the reader finds them unclear, he is invited to replace them with others or to continue reading without worrying about them: he will find the answers to his questions as the text progresses. *Buy now the summary of this book for the ...

Author: Shortcut Edition

Publisher: Shortcut Edition

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 35

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* Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. *As you read this summary, you will discover that it is possible to be permanently happy by living fully in the present moment. *You will also learn to : use your mind and free yourself from it; find keys to living in the present; to stop suffering needlessly; improve your relationships with others; let go. *At the age of 29, Eckhart Tolle's experience was so intense that it radically changed the course of his life and allowed him to come out of a long depression: it was the beginning of an inner journey that led him to become a spiritual guide. In The Power of the Present Moment, he recounts his experiences and gives advice to the reader. He tries to help the reader to get rid of troublesome thoughts, to free himself from his mind and to be happy. *Tolle warns his readers: he uses words such as "Being", "presence" and "enlightenment". These words are points of reference, means of explaining a reality. If the reader finds them unclear, he is invited to replace them with others or to continue reading without worrying about them: he will find the answers to his questions as the text progresses. *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!