The Path To Awakening: How Buddhism's Seven Points of Mind Training Can Lead You to a Life of Enlightenment and Happiness

The Path To Awakening How Buddhism s Seven Points of Mind Training Can Lead You to a Life of Enlightenment and Happiness Mind training is a comprehensive practice that is suitable for all types of students It contains the entire path and does not depend on a person s background Mind Training nurses and cultivates the Bu

  • Title: The Path To Awakening: How Buddhism's Seven Points of Mind Training Can Lead You to a Life of Enlightenment and Happiness
  • Author: Shamar Rinpoché Lara Braitstein
  • ISBN: 9781883285593
  • Page: 387
  • Format: Paperback
  • Mind training is a comprehensive practice that is suitable for all types of students It contains the entire path and does not depend on a person s background Mind Training nurses and cultivates the Buddha Nature, that pure seed of awakening that is at the very heart of every sentient being It has the power to transform even egotistical self clinging into self lessness.Mind training is a comprehensive practice that is suitable for all types of students It contains the entire path and does not depend on a person s background Mind Training nurses and cultivates the Buddha Nature, that pure seed of awakening that is at the very heart of every sentient being It has the power to transform even egotistical self clinging into self lessness Put into practice diligently, it is enough to lead you all the way to awakening.In The Path to Awakening, Shamar Rinpoche gives his own detailed commentary on Chekawa Yeshe Dorje s Seven Points of Mind Training, a text that has been used for transformative practice in Tibetan Buddhism for close to a thousand years Clear, accessible, and yet profound, this book is filled with practical wisdom, philosophy, and meditation instructions.

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    1. This book lays out a genuine approach to becoming less self-centered and confused, and more truly kind and stable. I would recommend it to anyone who is serious about long-term commitment to meditation practice and ethics. It isn't really for a feel-good, new age approach in the sense that following its suggestions requires deep personal change, which isn't always particularly easy or comfortable. After spending time with the earlier edition of this book and now encountering the new edition, I c [...]

    2. I read the first edition of this book when it was first published in 2009. I'm very happy to see that it is now being reissued through a new publisher and a focus to making it widely available. This book is Rinpoche's commentary on the classic Seven Points of Mind Training. There are many different books on Mind Training, lojong in Tibetan. I have read many and found Rinpoche's book to be a valuable addition to the collection of commentaries of these wonderful teachings. Let's face it, Rinpoche [...]

    3. The more I look at this book, the more I realize how profound it is. The early pages start off simple-- providing basic methods for settling the mind and freeing ourselves from the habits which cause us to jump from thought to thought, reaction to reaction, etc. These methods help us develop the foundation for further investigation into the nature of our own minds.As the book continues, it gets deeper. The author explores how we can recognize the nature of what's happening in our minds, and thus [...]

    4. This book offers a rare opportunity to access pure Buddhist teachings from an authentic lineage holder. There are many books that offer readers a watered down version of Buddhism, but this is definitely not one of them. For seekers looking to establish their way on the path of genuine Buddhism, this book is guide to that practice. It is a book that a practitioner can use to understand how to deepen his/her practice.

    5. This book is a serious book from a serious meditation masteris is not a spiritual shopping sort of a bookbut if you are a dedicated student of Buddhism, regardless if you are a beginner or more advanced, this book is full of practical advice to help advance one's practice. I have endeavored to follow the advice written here, and I have found it extremely beneficial for guiding my meditation practice, and a great road map to really progress with. I found it easy to follow, but of course it's a pr [...]

    6. The few negative reviews show some people expected this book to be something it isn't. Its not an introduction to Buddhism, nor yet another Buddhist-oriented self-help book. There are many excellent books filling those needs, and you should read a couple of them first. If you already have enough basic information and inspiration, and are ready to kick it up a notch, this is the next book you should get.It presents a complete program for life-long Buddhist practice which is firmly rooted in Tibet [...]

    7. I read another book on the seven point mind training, so I have a context to put this one into. I put this book into a context of more than 10 years of Dharma practice and study.I read some people complaining about this book was not a good book for beginners. You need some context to put this book into it's place. The other thing is that this book should be read with others in a spiritual community. Even better, your teacher should recommend this book and work with you on Lojong Training. While [...]

    8. This book is an excellent set of instructions for putting the Dharma into practice and is appropriate for any level of student that is committed to achieving authentic results. 'The Path to Awakening' is written by a true Tibetan Master who's main concern is making the practice of Buddhism accessible in a non-sectarian and practical manner for westerners with jobs and families and daily commitments.Things in the Dharma take time. Because of this, 'The Path to Awakening' is not meant to be read o [...]

    9. -0 Stars-There are many books that are much better than this one. -Even if you were to get this book for free, it is not worth it. -The cover was beautiful and I'm sorry to be so disappointed in this book. -I tried to finish it, but could not. -I felt that the reading of it muddied the waters, rather than cleared them, and when it comes to a book of enlightenment, that does more harm than good. Read "Tantra: The Supreme Understanding" by Osho instead, or Eckhart Tolle is excellent for anyone on [...]

    10. This is one of those important book that I've read twice and continue to keep on hand for review. Beautifully written, well organized, and readily applicable. If you have an interest in taming the mind, then I recommend you read this.I was fortunate enough to have a long conversation with Shamar Rinpoche for my show, Empowered Living Radio. If you're interested, you can find it here: bit/1jFYIGY

    11. Mind training is a comprehensive practice, nurtures and cultivates Buddha nature, the pure seed of our awakening.Just loved this book and the exercises in it were pure poetic, shows you how to transform doubt into positiveness, leads you into a awakening never before experienced, based on the Tibetan Buddhism, the books is profound, full of practical wisdom, philosophy, meditation and enlightenment and thoughts, a very spiritual enlightening book.

    12. Fascinating buddhist book. Commentary on the root text of Mind Training by Shamar Rinpoche. Very clearly written. Even though it is quite philosophical topic, the language is very readable and easy to understand. I liked the explanation on sitting posture and 4 basic thoughts the most. Also things to do and things to avoid. :-)

    13. If you have an interest in meditation (whether you are a beginner or even more advanced in meditation), this book will be very beneficial in your practice. It is direct and clear in its writing. There are step by step meditation instructions. It is a practical book to keep and refer back to as needed on your path to mindfulness.

    14. The Path to Awakening is a profound book and is for a long term practice into meditation. This is a book I will read several times. This is not a quick self help book, but a serious long term guide. I love this book and will use it everyday.

    15. Coming primarily from a western secular Buddhist mindset, i found myself confused at times.Most of my study has been modern secularized reflections on the Pali Canon of Theravada Buddhism. This book uses Tibetan terms, instead of the equivalent Pali terms. This is by no means a flaw, but something to be aware of if you're a follower of people like Gil Fronsdal, Joseph Goldstein, or Sharon Salzberg.The other point of confusion for me was that my background had me thinking of Buddhism as a purely [...]

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