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The Path To Awakening: How Buddhism’s Seven Points of Mind Training Can Lead You to a Life of Enlightenment and Happiness. Shamar Rinpoche (edited and translated by Lara Braitstein), 2014. Paperback, French flaps. 176 pages. Also available in eBook and audiobook formats. English language edition published by Delphinium Books, distributed by Harper Collins; also available in foreign languages, as arranged by Bird of Paradise Press through Rabsel Éditions and other country-specific publishers.
Mind training is a comprehensive practice that is suitable for all types of students. It contains the entire path and does not depend on a person’s background. Mind Training nurses and cultivates the Buddha Nature, that pure seed of awakening that is at the very heart of every sentient being. It has the power to transform even egotistical self-clinging into self-lessness. Put into practice diligently, it is enough to lead you all the way to awakening.
In The Path to Awakening, Shamar Rinpoche gives his own detailed commentary on Chekawa Yeshe Dorje’s Seven Points of Mind Training, a text that has been used for transformative practice in Tibetan Buddhism for close to a thousand years.
Clear, accessible, and yet profound, this book is filled with practical wisdom, philosophy, and meditation instructions.