Library of Wisdom and Compassion

Teachings on His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s commentary on the stages of the path for a Western audience.

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Book cover of Approaching the Buddhist Path

Volume 1 Approaching the Buddhist Path

A framework for the modern reader starting with the universal human wish for happiness and the nature of the mind.

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Book cover of The Foundation of Buddhist Practice

Volume 2 The Foundation of Buddhist Practice

Teachings on the four seals, reliable cognition, relating to a spiritual mentor, dying and rebirth, and karma.

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Book cover of Samsara Nirvana and Buddha Nature

Volume 3 Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature

Teachings on duhkha, the determination to be free of samsara, and the mind as the basis for samsara and nirvana.

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