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Eight Steps to Happiness

The Buddhist Way of Loving Kindness

  • How to develop love based on genuine cherishing of others
  • Practical instructions on transforming life’s difficulties
  • Essential advice for developing compassion and wisdom
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The New Meditation Handbook

Meditations to Make Our Life Happy and Meaningful

  • A clear introduction to meditation and its benefits
  • A step-by-step guide to twenty-one meditations
  • How to develop and maintain peaceful and happier states of mind
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Introduction to Buddhism

An Explanation of the Buddhist Way of Life

  • Who was Buddha?
  • The nature of our mind
  • Past and future lives
  • Actions and their consequences
  • Why and how to meditate
  • What is liberation?
  • The path to enlightenment
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Transform Your Life

A Blissful Journey

  • How to discover the real meaning of human life
  • The actual methods for solving our daily problems
  • How to find lasting inner peace and happiness
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How to Solve our Human Problems

The Four Noble Truths

  • An introduction to Buddha’s popular teaching on the Four Noble Truths
  • A clear and simple guide for discovering inner peace
  • How we can change our world by changing our mind
  • A detailed explanation of how to overcome anger
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Joyful Path of Good Fortune

The Complete Buddhist Path to Enlightenment

  • A complete guide to the essential teachings of Buddha
  • Step-by-step guidance on all the meditations leading to full enlightenment
  • Practical methods for transforming our life and finding lasting peace and happiness
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Clear Light of Bliss

A Tantric Meditation Manual

  • How to awaken our potential for infinite bliss and compassion
  • How to generate a deeply peaceful mind by harnessing our body’s subtle energies
  • An essential aid for those travelling the Tantric path to full enlightenment
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Great Treasury of Merit

How to Rely Upon a Spiritual Guide

  • Clear instructions on relying upon a Spiritual Guide, the foundation of spiritual attainment
  • A wealth of practical instructions on both Sutra and Tantra
  • An indispensable handbook for those wishing to accomplish the quick path to enlightenment
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Guide to Dakini Land

The Highest Yoga Tantra Practice of Buddha Vajrayogini

  • The first complete explanation in English to the practice of Vajrayogini
  • How to transform all daily activities into the quick path to full enlightenment
  • An indispensable guide and authoritative manual for Vajrayogini practitioners
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Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life

How to enjoy a life of great meaning and altruism

  • An acclaimed translation of Shantideva's famous verse masterpiece
  • How to integrate all Buddha's teachings into our daily life
  • A practical guide for developing wisdom and compassion
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Heart Jewel

The Essential Practices of Kadampa Buddhism

  • How to develop compassion, wisdom and spiritual strength
  • How to overcome obstacles and difficulties on the spiritual path
  • How to create the right conditions for our spiritual practice and development
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Mahamudra Tantra

An Introduction to Meditation on Tantra

  • A practical manual for gaining deep experience of Tantric meditation
  • How to realize progressively subtler and more blissful states of mind
  • How to unite our subtlest mind with the wisdom that realizes ultimate truth
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Heart of Wisdom

An Explanation of the Heart Sutra

  • How to discover the dream-like nature of all things
  • How to realize the truth behind appearances
  • The relationship between our mind and the world
  • How we create our own reality
  • How to cultivate the wisdom that liberates our mind
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Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully

The Profound Practice of Transference of Consciousness

  • How to make the most of our human life
  • How to face our own death without fear or denial
  • How we can attain rebirth in a Buddha’s Pure Land
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Universal Compassion

Inspiring Solutions for Difficult Times

  • How to develop universal love and compassion
  • Practical instructions for solving all our daily problems
  • How to transform even the most difficult conditions into opportunities for spiritual growth
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Essence of Vajrayana

The Highest Yoga Tantra Practice of Heruka Body Mandala

  • The first complete explanation in English to the practice of Heruka body mandala
  • Sublime methods for transcending our ordinary minds and attaining pure selfless joy
  • How to accomplish the supreme bliss of full enlightenment in this lifetime
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Ocean of Nectar

The True Nature of all Things

  • The first complete commentary in English to the great Buddhist classic Guide to the Middle Way
  • A comprehensive presentation of Buddha’s profound view of emptiness
  • An indispensable guide for the serious student of Mahayana Buddhism
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Tantric Grounds and Paths

How to Enter, Progress on, and Complete the Vajrayana Path

  • A clear introduction to Tantra and the relationship between Sutra and Tantra
  • A comprehensive guide to the four classes of Tantra
  • How to complete the spiritual path through practising Highest Yoga Tantra
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The Bodhisattva Vow

A Practical Guide to Helping Others

  • A detailed guide to compassionate living
  • How to live a Bodhisattva’s way of life
  • An essential companion for travelling the Mahayana Buddhist path
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Meaningful to Behold

The Bodhisattva's Way of Life

  • Highly acclaimed commentary to Shantideva’s verse masterpiece
  • Essential advice for developing all the qualities needed to attain enlightenment
  • How we can genuinely benefit others in daily life
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Understanding the Mind

The Nature and Power of the Mind

  • What the mind is and how it works
  • How to recognize and abandon harmful minds
  • How to develop and maintain minds that lead to peace and happiness
  • How to attain lasting joy, independent of external conditions
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