Following in the Buddha's Footsteps (The Library of Wisdom and Compassion #4) (Paperback)

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The fourth volume of the Dalai Lama’s definitive Library of Wisdom and Compassion series, now in paperback.

Delve into the substance of spiritual practice in Following in the Buddha's Footsteps, the fourth volume in the Dalai Lama's definitive series on the path to awakening. His Holiness discusses the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha, why they are reliable guides on the path, and how to relate to them. He then describes the three essential higher trainings in ethical conduct, concentration, and wisdom that are common to all Buddhist traditions, showing us how to live a life free of harm to self or others and how to develop single-pointed concentration and the higher states of concentration available to earnest practitioners. The chapters on wisdom are in-depth teachings on the noble eightfold path and the four establishments of mindfulness for developing greater awareness and understanding of our body, feelings, mind, and other phenomena. Together these topics form the core of Buddhist practice.

This is a book to treasure and refer to repeatedly as you begin the path, progress on it, and approach the final goal of nirvana.

About the Author

His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient, and a beacon of inspiration for Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. He has persistently reached out across religious and political lines and has engaged in dialogue with scientists in his mission to advance peace and understanding in the world. In doing so, he embodies his motto: "My religion is kindness."

Thubten Chodron has been a Buddhist nun since 1977. A graduate of UCLA, she is the founder and abbess of Sravasti Abbey in Washington State. She is a popular speaker and author of numerous books, including Buddhism for Beginners.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781614299110
ISBN-10: 1614299110
Publisher: Wisdom Publications
Publication Date: September 5th, 2023
Pages: 552
Language: English
Series: The Library of Wisdom and Compassion