This user’s guide to Buddhist basics takes the most commonly asked questions—beginning with “What is the essence of the Buddha’s teachings?”—and provides simple answers in plain English. Thubten Chodron’s responses to the questions that always seem to arise among people approaching Buddhism make this an exceptionally complete and accessible introduction—as well as a manual for living a more peaceful, mindful, and satisfying Life. Buddhism for Beginners is an ideal first book on the subject for anyone, but it’s also a wonderful resource for seasoned students, since the question-and-answer format makes it easy to find just the topic you’re looking for, such as:What is the goal of the Buddhist path? What is karma? If all phenomena are empty, does that mean nothing exists? How can we deal with fear? How do I establish a regular meditation practice? What are the qualities I should look for in a teacher? What is Buddha-nature? Why can't we remember our past lives?
Commenting on an early-twentieth-century Tibetan text of instructions and practical advice for everyday spiritual living, Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches us how to be happy during hard times by adopting skillful attitudes--ways of interpreting reality that can permit us to live a joyful and relaxed life regardless of circumstance. In Transforming Problems Into Happiness, Lama Zopa Rinpoche brings his own special flavor and contemporary relevance to a timeless teaching on Buddhist psychology. This volume will be valuable to all, no matter the spiritual background of the reader or the kind of problems that have led them to ask that ageless question: How can I achieve happiness?
This new edition includes a translation of the root text, Dodrupchen Rinpoche's (1865-1926) Instructions on Turning Happiness and Suffering into the Path of Enlightenment, translated by Tulku Thundop.
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──敦珠法王 本書所講述的教法是由十九世紀伏藏大師敦珠林巴原著，原文完整的標題名稱是《不依執修之佛果──自性大圓滿現證本來面目教導》，在藏地多稱為《囊將（淨化顯相）》，內容屬於大圓滿教法中「立斷」的教法。此教法的論體，採用作者在夢中或定中與祖師、菩薩、成就佛果者對話的方式，詮釋次第和成就稱謂。 原論加上敦珠林巴的立即轉世、業已圓寂的寧瑪派法王敦珠仁波切在生前編輯整理原文和攝義科判，再加上由尊貴的嘉初仁波切在1991至1992年在美國新墨西哥州桑塔費以藏文講解，由桑傑康卓女士英譯的文稿，集合起來翻譯成中文所組成。 這部由偉大的伏藏師敦珠林巴書寫的伏藏啟示，是今世和未來世一個舉足輕重的佛法教導。該教法原屬於秘密大圓滿口訣部秘密心髓法教，一向不輕易傳授。但如今只要對於擁有這個傳承有堅強的信念，和願意靜慮觀照傳承祖師和現存傳法者與最終實相的關係，這個教法將向他們展示其奧秘。