Author: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8120818695
In this highly acclaimed guide, Geshe Kelsang shows clearly how to rely upon a Spiritual Guide, the foundation of all spiritual attainments.
GREAT TREASURY OF MERIT is a comprehensive explanation of Offering to the Spiritual Guide (Tib. Lama Chopa), one of the most profound meditation practices of Mahayana Buddhism. . He explains the three essential components of Buddha's Sutras and Tantras-the two preliminary practices of the stages of the path and training the mind; and the actual swift path to full enlightenment, Vajrayana Mahamudra.
The practice of relying upon spiritual guide
How to rely upon a Spiritual Guide, the foundation of the Buddhist path
Essential advice for transforming our mind and progressing in our spiritual practice
An indispensable guide for those wishing to accomplish the Tantric swift path to full enlightenment
This book is a great wealth of spiritual guidance and an indispensable resource for those wishing to integrate all their spiritual practices into the Tantric swift path to full enlightenment.
The Pre-eminent Qualities of Je Tsongkhapa and his Doctrine
Why We Need to Practise the Guru Yoga of Je Tsongkhapa
The Origin and Lineage of these Instructions
The Preliminary Practices
Visualizing the Field of Merit
Offering the Practice of the Seven Limbs
Making Praises and Requests
Appendix I- The Condensed Meaning of the Text
Appendix II- Sadhanas
Offering to the Spiritual Guide
The Quick Path
The Condensed Meaning of the Swift Vajrayana Path
Prayers of Request to the Mahamudra Lineage Gurus