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Enlightened Courage: an explanation of Atisha's seven point mind training
Highly respected by thousands of students throughout the world, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche was one of the foremost poets, scholars, philosophers, and meditation masters of our time. Here he speaks frankly from his heart, drawing on his own life-long experience.
Condensing the compassionate path to Buddhahood into practical instructions that use the circumstances of everyday life, Rinpoche presents the Seven-Point Mind Training—the very core of the entire Tibetan Buddhist practice.
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, whose remarkable life came to an end in September, 1991, was one of the foremost philosophers, poets and meditation masters of the Mahayana, Mahamudra and Great Perfection traditions of Vajrayana Buddhism. He was highly respected by thousands of students in Tibet and throughout the world.
Khyentse Rinpoche gave this commentary on the Seven-Point Mind Training, brought to Tibet by the Indian master Atisha, during his last visit to the West. He speaks frankly from his heart, drawing on his own life-long experience. The fact that Rinpoche has departed from this world adds much poignancy to his words, which many of his students regard as his parting gift.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (1910-1991) was a highly revered meditation master and scholar of the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.
He was one of the foremost philosophers, poets and meditation masters of the Mahayana, Mahamudra and Dzogchen traditions of Vajrayana Buddhism. One of the principal holders of the Nyingma Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, he was also a dedicated exponent of the non-sectarian movement and was highly respected by thousands of students in Tibet and throughout the world.
"This is a book to keep and reread, a book to jolt one out of oneself and back to one's senses."
—Tricycle: The Buddhist Review
"Filled with stories and examples, the great strength of Enlightened Courage is that it makes you realize the compulsive quality of the dream of ego, and the possibility of a radically different point of view."
"An inspired and very clear explanation of the core of Mahayana Buddhism."
—The Tibet Journal
The Root Text
I The Basis for the Practice of Bodhichitta
III Carrying Difficult Situations onto the Path of Enlightenment
IV An Explanation of the Practice as a Way of Life
V Standards of Proficiency in the Mind
VI The Commitments of the Mind Training
VII Guidelines for the Mind Training
Nectar of the Mind