Into the Heart of Life: Buddhist Teachings on Wisdom and Compassion

Front Cover, 2011 - Buddhism - 295 pages
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Hidden from the rest of the world, high in the Himalayan mountains, the people of Tibet developed a science of the mind over the centuries it took the West to build cars and planes. Forty years ago, Tenzin Palmo was one of the early Western women to meet the lamas coming out of Tibet and to study the Tibetan Buddhist teachings deeply.In her second book, she invites Western readers into the heart of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. In her characteristically clear and insightful style, she introduces us to the essential teachings on impermanence, happiness and compassion, and shows how we can use them to enhance our lives. She also shares some of the highest wisdom teachings on emptiness and enlightenment.Whether or not you are a Buddhist, Into the Heart of Life can help you develop more sanity, wisdom, compassion and fulfillment in your life.- 'rarely are Buddhist teachings presented with such vivid immediacy and insight as in this gleaming jewel of a book! Stimulating, challenging and wonderfully motivating, Jetsunma's book will be treasured both by newcomers and seasoned practitioners alike.' -David Michie, author of Buddhism for Busy People- 'tenzin Palmo is one of the most genuine and accomplished of Western practitioners.' -Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart

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"The view that I as a self-identified SUBJECT am GIVING to a self-identified OBJECT actually binds us to samsara, even though the action may be creating good seeds." "ultimately, there is no one offereing, no one receiving, and nothing being offered." Read full review

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Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo is an English woman who discovered Buddhism in her teenage years in the early 1960s and then left for India where she became a nun and later spent some dozen years in retreat up ... Read full review

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Tenzin Palmo was born in London in 1943.

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