The Heart of Meditation: Discovering Innermost Awareness

The heart of meditation—the thing that brings it alive—is compassion. This is not an ordinary compassion but one that is developed and expanded in parallel with wisdom that arises through meditation. Without that essential foundation, other practices are pointless. Fortunately, the mind can be trained in compassion, and the mind thus trained is fertile ground for the practice of the Great Completeness (Dzogchen), which is considered the pinnacle of spiritual practice by many in Tibetan Buddhism.

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Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

  • It's always good to be reminded of what is important in life
  • A Precious Gem
  • This book is amazing as are all of the books that His Holiness
  • Blessings upon His Holiness.
  • This book should have a warning somewhere on the front; FOR ADVANCED MEDITATORS ONLY
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Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars

  • Praise & blessings to His Holiness​ Dalai Lama
  • More suitable for advanced Buddhist practitioners and scholars
  • This is written with compassion and wisdom which comes from a life of dedicated practice
  • Too complex to be useful
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AuthorDalai Lama,‎ Jeffrey HopkinsPublisherShambhala (April 5, 2016)Pages168LanguageEnglish