Library of Wisdom and Compassion
Teachings on His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s commentary on the stages of the path for a Western audience.
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.VIEW CATEGORY
Volume 2 The Foundation of Buddhist Practice
Teachings on the four seals, reliable cognition, relating to a spiritual mentor, dying and rebirth, and karma.VIEW CATEGORY
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.VIEW CATEGORY
Volume 4 Following in the Buddha's Footsteps
Teachings on refuge in the Three Jewels and the Three Higher Trainings.VIEW CATEGORY
Volume 5 In Praise of Great Compassion
How to cultivate great compassion and bodhicitta.VIEW CATEGORY
Approaching the Buddhist Path
Volume 1 of The Library of Wisdom and Compassion introduces material that sets the context for Buddhist practice: the universal human wish for happiness and the dynamic nature of the mind.
The Foundation of Buddhist Practice
Volume 2 of The Library of Wisdom and Compassion describes the bedrock of Buddhist practice — essential topics that help us to stay focused on what is essential as we establish a flourishing Dharma practice.
Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature
Volume 3 of The Library of Wisdom and Compassion addresses the unsatisfactory nature of samsara, what it means to renounce our present predicament, and how the mind is the basis for both the problems of samsara and the peace of nirvana.
Following in the Buddha’s Footsteps
Volume 4 of The Library of Wisdom and Compassion delves into the core of Buddhist practice: the Three Jewels and the three higher trainings of ethical conduct, concentration and wisdom.
In Praise of Great Compassion
Volume 5 of The Library of Wisdom and Compassion takes us beyond our present situation and guides us toward opening our hearts and generating the intention to make our lives meaningful by benefiting others.
The 6th book in the multi-volume collection and the 2nd devoted to compassion. Courageous Compassion shows us how to embody compassion and wisdom in our daily lives.
Searching for the Self
Volume 7 of The Library of Wisdom and Compassion explores emptiness and leads us to delve deeply into the topic of the ultimate nature of reality, presenting it from a variety of approaches.
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Conventional and ultimate analysis
Explaining how things are not findable under conventional and ultimate analysis, continuing the section "Equality…View Post
Equality of samsara and nirvana
Describing the meaning of "one taste in emptiness", beginning the section, "The Equality of Samsara…View Post
Dormant and manifest consciousnesses
Explaining dormant and manifest aspects of rigpa and subtlest clear light mind, completing the section…View Post
Unborn clear light mind
Comparing how the primordially pure mind is understood in the New Translation School (clear light…View Post
Primordially pure awareness
Explaining the meaning of "primordially pure" and our need to interweave the understanding of emptiness…View Post
Afflictions and the nature of the mind
Explaining how the mind is different from mental factors, teaching from the next section, “Afflictive…View Post
Reflection on cultivating excellent qualities
Leading a discussion on points 1-3 in the reflection at the end of the section…View Post
Excellent qualities can be enhanced
Explaining how it is possible to cultivate the mind’s excellent qualities limitlessly in the section…View Post
Excellent qualities can be built up cumulatively
Explaining how the mind can be habituated to excellent qualities that can be built up…View Post
Excellent qualities can be cultivated limitlessly
Describing the clear and cognizant nature of the mind as the stable basis for developing…View Post