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On the Path to Enlightenment

On the Path to Enlightenment

Heart Advice from the Great Masters

Translated and Complied by Matthieu Ricard

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781611800395

In this anthology, Matthieu Ricard has selected and translated some of the most profound pith instructions from across the eight traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. Inspired by his late teacher, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Ricard has over the years collected his own most favorite excerpts to illustrate and motivate us on the path to enlightenment.

The selected teachings are from the original sources of the traditions, including the Buddha, Nagarjuna, Guru Rinpoche, Atisha, Shantideva, and Asanga; from great masters of the past, including Thogme Zangpo, the Fifth Dalai Lama, Milarepa, Longchenpa, and Sakya Pandita; and from contemporary masters, including the Fourteenth Dalai Lama and Mingyur Rinpoche.

They address such topics as the nature of the mind; the foundations of refuge and the generation of compassion; view, meditation, and action; and how to work with obstacles and progress on the path.

All the translator’s proceeds for the book go toward the activities of Karuna-Shechen and Dilgo Khyentse Fellowship.