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Essential Mind Training

Translated by Thupten Jinpa
Published by Wisdom Publications
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Essential Mind Training is the first volume in the Tibetan Classics series, which aims to make available accessible paperback editions of key Tibetan Buddhist works drawn from Wisdom Publications' Library of Tibetan Classics.

The key to happiness is not the eradication of all problems but rather the development of a mind capable of transforming any problem into a cause of happiness. Essential Mind Training is full of guidance for cultivating new mental habits for mastering our thoughts and emotions.

This volume contains eighteen individual works selected from Mind Training: The Great Collection, the earliest compilation of mind-training (lojong) literature. The first volume of the historic Tibetan Classics series, Essential Mind Training includes both lesser-known and renowned classics such as Eight Verses on Mind Training and The Seven-Point Mind Training. These texts offer methods for practicing the golden rule of learning to love your neighbor as yourself and are full of practical and down-to-earth advice.

The techniques explained here, by enhancing our capacity for compassion, love, and perseverance, can give us the freedom to embrace the world.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Wisdom Publications (November 14, 2011)
  • Length: 296 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780861717149

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Raves and Reviews

"Anyone intrigued by the potential to bend our minds in the direction of greater clarity and kindness will find great satisfaction in Essential Mind Training."

– Daniel Goleman, author Emotional Intelligence

"This volume can break new ground in bridging the ancient wisdom of Buddhism with the cutting-edge positive psychology of happiness."

– B. Alan Wallace, author of The Attention Revolution

"The clarity and raw power of these thousand-year-old teachings of the great Kadampa masters are astonishingly fresh."

– Buddhadharma

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