Essential Mind Trainingby Dr. Thupten Jinpa
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. Author: Thupten Jinpa (Wisdom Pub, Pbk, 296 pp)
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About the Author
Dr. Thupten Jinpa
Dr. Thupten Jinpa is President of the Institute of the Tibetan Classics in Montreal, Canada. Since 1985 he has been a principal English translator to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and has traveled extensively in this capacity. He has translated more than a dozen books for the Dalai Lama including Ethics for the New Millennium, Transforming the Mind and Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality. Among his own works, he has written the critically acclaimed book, A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to Be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives. He also serves as Visiting Research Scholar at the Stanford Institute for Neuro-Innovation and Translational Neurosciences, as well as Adjunct Professor of Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy at McGill University.More information on the author >>