Freeing the Heart and Mind

Freeing the Heart and Mind

Part 1, Introduction to the Buddhist Path

Book - 2011
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Perseus Publishing
Freeing the Heart and Mind perfect introduction to the basic teachings of Buddhism, wisdom, compassion, and liberation for all beings.

Learning about Buddhism is a gradual process, a process that lasts a lifetime and is deeply rooted in tradition and personal experience. Sakya Trizin expertly presents the essential Buddhist teachings of the four noble truths, compassion, and the correct motivation for practice. This lovely book also includes a biography of the Indian saint and Sakya forefather Virupa as well as the classic Sakya teaching on ?parting from the four attachments.

His Holiness Sakya Trizin is the head of one of the four major traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. Freeing the Heart and Mind is his first book.

This beautiful cloth volume will be a treasure for students of Buddhism both new and old.


Simon and Schuster
His Holiness Sakya Trizin, the head of the glorious Sakya lineage, one of the four primary schools of Tibetan Buddhism, presents here the essential Buddhist teachings of the four noble truths, universal compassion, and the proper motivation for practice. This book opens by sharing a private teaching His Holiness gave to a young newcomer seeking to understand this great master's spiritual heritage. His Holiness's advice inspires us to integrate the living power of these teachings into our daily lives.

Full of timeless wisdom, Freeing the Heart and Mind contains, in addition to this introduction, an explanation of the teaching Matchless Compassion by the Indian saint Virupa, and a selection of commentaries on the essential teaching called Parting from the Four Attachments. Developed as the first volume in a course of study for students of the Sakya tradition, it nonetheless stands alone as an excellent entry into the teachings of the Buddha.

Freeing the Heart and Mind includes a full-color photo insert of Sakya lineage masters.

Publisher: Boston : Wisdom Publications, c2011
ISBN: 9780861716388
0861716388
Characteristics: viii, 170 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Peak, Lois
Kalsang Gyaltsen Khenpo

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