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Opening of the Lotus: Developing Clarity and Kindness
By: Sherap Gyaltsen

Opening of the Lotus

Our Price: $12.95
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Author: Sherab Gyaltsen
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780861710492
Publication Date: 1987

Product Code: 5707

"All people wish to follow a path to peace," Lama Sherab explains in his Introduction. "Peace comes from the mind."

"The Opening of the Lotus" is concerned with the development of the stages of enlightenment, the path to peace, in the mind of each individual. The author, a lama of the Sakya tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, draws from his twenty years of experience with both Tibetan and Western students at the Tibet Institute in Rikon, Switzerland. With sincerity and conviction, he describes the powerful and practical methods for calming and developing the mind.

The book is in four parts. The first explains how to build the correct foundation for practice, concentrating on thought training. The second explains in more detail the method of parting from the four attachments, and training the mind in compassion and wisdom, both relative and ultimate. The third part outlines some basic preliminary practices essential for preparing the mind for meditation. Finally, there is a short history of the Sakya tradition and a personal account of the author's own life, education and spiritual training.

"The Opening of the Lotus" is an ideal introduction to Buddhism in general as well as to the Sakya teachings in particular.

Opening of the Lotus, Lama Sherab Gyaltsen Amipa, Wisdom Publications, 174 pages, $12.95

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