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In this extensive lesson, Tenzin Gyatso, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, beautifully elucidates the meaning of the path to enlightenment.
His discourse arises from the Third Dalai Lama's brilliant and powerful work, Essence of Refined Gold, a classic text that summarizes the meaning of all Buddha's teachings. The subject of Essence is the Lam Rim, a term that literally means "stages on the spiritual path."
Through his insightful exploration and interpretation of Essence of Refined Gold, the Dalai Lama speaks directly to the listener, offering spiritual advice, personal reflections, and scriptural commentary. He also describes in practical terms the essential instructions the student must follow to attain enlightenment.
With this program, you can explore the depths of your consciousness and ultimately see the world and yourself in a totally new light. Its direct approach and lucid style make The Path to Enlightenment one of the most accessible introductions to Tibetan Buddhism ever published.
About the Author
Tenzin Gyatso, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, is the spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan people. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989. He lives in exile in Dharamsala, India.
Ken McLeod has been studying Buddhism since 1970. In 1985, he became authorized as a teacher and in 1988 developed a new model for working with students that was later used as the basis for Unfettered Mind. His group curriculum was published in 2001, titled Wake Up to Your Life: Discovering the Buddhist Path of Attention. He has narrated several audiobooks by Thich Nhat Hanh and the Dalai Lama.
“For its down-to-earth style and rich spiritual teachings, this must rank as one of the finest Buddhist books.” —The Middle Way
“. . . presented in a practical and understandable form . . . highly recommendable as a practical guide to Tibetan Buddhism.” —Quest magazine