The Healing Power of Loving-Kindness: A Guided Buddhist Meditation

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Shambhala Publications, 2009 - Religion - 118 pages
The best-selling author of The Healing Power of Mind presents Tibetan Buddhist instructions for transforming negative thoughts and feelings into loving-kindness toward all beings. Tulku Thondup instructs that by bringing to mind images and thoughts of Avalokitesvara, the Buddhist deity of loving-kindness, we can connect from the heart with the Buddha's example. According to Tulku Thondup, when we awaken loving-kindness through this practice, our outlook on life fundamentally changes and we ourselves can become a source of joy and inspiration to others.

On the first CD, Tulku Thondup describes the benefits of loving-kindness and offers guidance on how to practice the meditations. On the second and third CDs, he leads guided meditations for invoking and sharing the blessings of the Buddha of Loving-Kindness. In the book, Tulku Thondup offers teachings on the Buddhist view of loving-kindness and philosophy behind Tibetan Buddhist visualization and prayer practices. The package also includes a full-color illustration of Avalokitesvara, the Buddha of Loving-Kindness, for help with the visualization.

3 CDs, 3 hours.
 

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Accompanied by a 118-page illustrated companion book, this audio is intended to guide listeners/readers through the meditation process. Author Thondup (The Healing Power of Mind), who narrates, begins ... Read full review

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Contents

An Introduction to LovingKindness
1
The Twelve Stages of Guided Meditation on LovingKindness
21
The Twelve Stages of Meditation on LovingKindness
109
Notes
113
References
117
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Tulku Thondup Rinpoche was born in East Tibet and was recognized to be a tulku at age five. He studied at Tibet's famed Dodrupchen Monastery, settling in India in 1958 and teaching for many years in its universities. 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, where he writes, translates, and teaches under the auspices of the Buddhayana Foundation. His numerous books include The Healing Power of Mind, which has now been published in eighteen languages, and Boundless Healing, which has been published in eleven languages.

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