With extraordinary grace and insight, the Dalai Lama shows how Tibetan Buddhist teachings on compassion can be practised in our daily lives, through simple meditations that relate directly to past and present relationships. While many world religions have mind-transforming or purifying techniques, Buddhists have placed particular emphasis on these practices for more than 2,000 years. Basing his discussion on a fifteenth-century Buddhist text, the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people gives clear, highly accessible explanations of these methods and how they can be incorporated into the busy rhythms of modern life.
'Awakening the Mind, Lightening the Heart' is the second volume in the Library of Tibet series, which founded in order to preserve and disseminate the cultural heritage of Tibet. The volumes of the Library will cover Tibetan history and culture, from meditation practices to social history.