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Open Heart, An

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A sequel to the Art of Happiness in which the Dalai Lama presents techniques for opening the heart to developing compassion and wisdom in everyday life.

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When His Holiness the Dalai Lama came to New York City in 1999, he spoke simply and powerfully on the everyday Buddhist practice of compassion. Skilfully weaving together the essence of three texts - Kamalashila's Stages of Meditation, Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva, and Eight Verses on Training the Mind - the Dalai Lama explains how a selfish heart is transformed into a compassionate one.

"...a treasury of teachings that point clearly to a better way to live."       ~Publishers Weekly

"It is my hope that the reader of this small book will take away a basic understanding of Buddhism and some of the key methods by which Buddhist practitioners have cultivated compassion and wisdom in their lives. The methods discussed here have been taken from three sacred texts of Buddhism. I would like to stress at the outset, however, that one doesn't have to be a Buddhist to make use of these meditation techniques.

Meditation is merely the process whereby we gain control over the mind and guide it in a more virtuous direction. Meditation may also be thought of as a technique by which we diminish the force of old thought habits and develop new ones. Yet the techniques themselves do not lead to enlightenment or a compassionate and open heart. That is up to you, and the effort and motivation you bring to your spiritual practice."

Editor Vreeland, Nicholas
Author Lama, Dalai
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 191 pp.
Publisher Back Bay Books 2002
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