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Mind in Comfort and Ease: The Vision of Enlightenment in the Great Perfection

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In September 2000, at the invitation of Sogyal Rinpoche, the Dalai Lama visited the south of France to give what would be one of his most extensive and vital Buddhist teachings. Entitled “The Path to Enlightenment,” it drew over 10,000 attendees from 21 different countries. This beautiful book allows everyone to have access to this inspiring presentation and to share the f ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published May 18th 2007 by Wisdom Publications
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Nathan Satterlee
The Vision of Enlightenment in the Great Perfection

Sometimes it takes effort to become effortlessness. It takes practice to be simple, easy, and natural. We meditate so that we can be calm the rest of the time, relaxed yet focused. The Dalai Lama is slow, methodical, and cautious when teaching the tradition. He advises us not to skip the preliminary steps, and to read deeply. So that, in the end, as the Dzogchen master Longchen Rabjam describes:

“Then a state of awareness arises, which is utterly
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John Kabat-Zinn says, "One of the absolute best and richest books on meditation practice that I have ever read, offered by His Holiness with remarkable precision and clarity, and with astonishing humility and candor, This book has it all."

The inside flyleaf says, "Here, in a teaching of outstanding completeness and clarity ... "

I am not sure about the clarity part. His Holiness and be rather dense at times and this book is one of those times. This is not an easy read, or at least it wasn't for m
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Aug 18, 2008 Tim Domagalski rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: spiritually minded people
Great spiritual reading and insights for believe of all faiths and beliefs
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Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso (born Lhamo Döndrub), the 14th Dalai Lama, is a practicing member of the Gelug School of Tibetan Buddhism and is influential as a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, the world's most famous Buddhist monk, and the leader of the exiled Tibetan government in India.

Tenzin Gyatso was the fifth of sixteen children born to a farming family. He was proclaimed the
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