Introduction; PARTONE - The Noble Truths: Desire; Suffering; Origins; Cessations; The Path; PART TWO - Patience: The Faults of Anger; Why We Get Angry; Learning to Accept Suffering; The Patience of Definitely Thinking about Dharma; Learning not to Retaliate; Dedication; Appendix I - Understanding the Mind; Appendix II - Past and Future Lives; Appendix III - 'Liberating Prayer' and 'Prayers for Meditation'; Appendix IV - What is Meditation?; Appendix V - 'The Kadampa Way of Life'; Glossary; Bibliography; Study Programmes of Kadampa Buddhism; Index
GESHE KELSANG GYATSO was born in Tibet and is a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism. Resident in the West since 1977, he is the author of 19 highly acclaimed books that transmit perfectly the ancient wisdom of Buddhism to our modern world. To date his books have sold nearly 500,000 copies. He has also founded over 700 Buddhist Centres and groups throughout the world.
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