The Path to Awakening now on Goodreads

The Path to Awakening: How Buddhism's Seven Points of Mind Training Can Lead You to a Life of Enlightenment and HappinessThe Path to Awakening: How Buddhism’s Seven Points of Mind Training Can Lead You to a Life of Enlightenment and Happiness by Shamar Rinpoché
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I read the first edition of this book when it was first published in 2009. I’m very happy to see that it is now being reissued through a new publisher and a focus to making it widely available. This book is Rinpoche’s commentary on the classic Seven Points of Mind Training. There are many different books on Mind Training, lojong in Tibetan. I have read many and found Rinpoche’s book to be a valuable addition to the collection of commentaries of these wonderful teachings. Let’s face it, Rinpoche is not reinventing the wheel here. These are authentic teachings passed down for centuries from teacher to student.

Although they may sound a little foreign to someone who is new to Buddhism, they are nevertheless extremely beneficial and derive from the Buddha’s teachings, the Buddhadharma. As the title implies, it is a road map to awakening. And we are guided by these instructions and a genuine spiritual guide. For me, a lifelong endeavor and commitment. I highly recommended this text to anyone who is interested in Buddhism’s methods to free oneself from the habit of self-reference. And just to be honest, I give all Dharma books 5 stars. Impossible not to, if it’s authentic Buddhadharma. I also recommend that one finds an authentic teacher/spiritual friend to guide and assist on this road trip.

Safe travels

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