The best-selling author of The Healing Power of Mind presents Tibetan Buddhist instructions for transforming negative thoughts and feelings into loving-kindness toward all beings. Tulku Thondup instructs that by bringing to mind images and thoughts of Avalokitesvara, the Buddhist deity of loving-kindness, we can connect from the heart with the Buddha's example. According to Tulku Thondup, when we awaken loving-kindness through this practice, our outlook on life fundamentally changes and we ourselves can become a source of joy and inspiration to others.
Tulku Thondup describes the benefits of loving-kindness and offers guidance on how to practice the meditations. He leads guided meditations for invoking and sharing the blessings of the Buddha of Loving-Kindness. In the book, Tulku Thondup offers teachings on the Buddhist view of loving-kindness and philosophy behind Tibetan Buddhist visualization and prayer practices. The package also includes a full-color illustration of Avalokitesvara, the Buddha of Loving-Kindness, for help with the visualization.
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