A new, four-stage approach to the popular Buddhist practice known as loving-kindness meditation, with the aim of finding unconditional love in our own hearts, in our relationships, and in our perception of the world around us.
TULKU THONDUP was born in eastern Tibet and moved to India in 1958. He came to the United States in 1980 as a visiting scholar at Harvard University. For the past three decades he has lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts, engaging in translation, research, and writing under the auspices of the Buddhayana Foundation. He also travels in North America, Europe, and Asia to give talks on Buddhism and lead meditation workshops.
"Tulku Thondup has truly given us a powerful new approach to loving-kindness meditation. Utilizing the peace and joy generated by devotion, we are guided through embodying love, experiencing the whole universe as love, and ultimately realizing loving-kindness free from concept. This book is a rare treasure."--Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness
"Warm, inviting, authentic, and complete, this book highlights Tulku Thondup's special gift for conveying the richness of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition in an enchantingly open, profound, and imaginative way. Taking the Buddha of Loving-Kindness, Avalokiteshvara, as the focus and inspiration, he offers a wonderful step-by-step guide to how we can all tap into the wellspring of unconditional love that we have within us and allow it to permeate every aspect of our lives."--Sogyal Rinpoche, author of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying