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Book Giveaway: On the Path to Enlightenment

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Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche inspired Matthieu Ricard to create this anthology by telling him that “when we come to appreciate the depth of the view of the eight great traditions [of Tibetan Buddhism] and also see that they all lead to the same goal without contradicting each other, we think, ‘Only ignorance can lead us to adopt a sectarian view.’” Ricard has selected and translated some of the most profound and inspiring teachings from across these traditions, drawing from the sources, including the Buddha himself, 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 taking refuge, generating altruistic compassion, acquiring merit, and following a teacher; view, meditation, and action; and how to remove obstacles and make progress on the path.

Leave a comment below for a chance to win a copy. A random winner will be selected on Tuesday, August 20 at 12 P.M. E.S.T. Congrats to Beryl! Thanks for your comments, everyone. Please come back soon for more giveaways.

87 thoughts on “Book Giveaway: On the Path to Enlightenment

  1. i really love these collections of precious advice from these living Buddhas. reading a passage is like, as they say, nectar. thank you! a la la ho!

  2. Perhaps the most significant learning gain for me from the Tibetan tradition recently was to hear about the Four Notions, which includes the 1st : Our Precious Opportunity, and precious buddha-nature. Amuulya. This is not explained in other traditions as explicitly and is a huge psychological benefit to everyone.
    I would like to read about this in your anthology.
    Irv Jacob
    [email protected]

  3. Recently, while discussing ways to better communicate with others, our teacher suggested that we come to the table, not above the person, for we are not to teach, not equal to the person, for we can not know their path, but below the person, for we can come to them a blank slate, to just be a hollow bone for the information to flow through. I would be honored and humbled to add your information to my daily practice.

  4. Thank you for giving away a copy of this book. It sounds wonderful. Matthieu’s book on Happiness changed my life. Namaste’ _/\_

  5. In this beautiful day and age it is wonderful to know and understand so much… I believe I am on a path to enlightenment, and I would supper appreciate any advice that I might get… The possibility of winning such a beautiful book of messages makes me feel so happy just to know I am in with a chance. ❤ Good luck to all those who comment! ❤

  6. I can’t write fancy things but I do so enjoy the passages that you send. Some are extremely meaningful to me. My husband and i take care of my mom who has severe dementia and can be quite trying. The passages do help keep the mind on track and ease the frustration. Please keep sending the passages

  7. We are so fortunate to have the wisdom of Tibetan masters here in the West.
    Thank you to all those who have traveled the path before us for the benefit of all sentient beings.

  8. I’ve been looking to expand my book collection and my mind, this seems like a great book to do just that.

  9. I am always impressed by the vast wisdom collections from Shambhala, both in their published books, and in the Shambhala Sun magazine. There is true wisdom on every page.

  10. Ricard seems to have been doing a great job of explaining and popularizing various buddhist teachings. I’m looking forward to the compare and contrast of classical tibetan approaches. I’m sure the book will be great

  11. I will read it! Thank you Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, thank you Matthieu Ricard Thank you to all the teachers from past, present and future! & Thank you Shambhala! 🙂

  12. Books like this one – a true support for anyone on the path, sems to me.
    You’re doing a great job, Shambhala!

  13. This would be perfect for. I am studying many of these masters currently. Great idea to put them altogehter.

  14. Tibetan Buddhism is a great practice for all people to understand more on people’s feeling and attitude to become more compassion and have more wisdom to every sentient being.

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