Widening the Circle of Love
A clear and practical guide to how to develop a deep understanding of love in all its forms, restructuring relationships, dealing with counter-productive emotions, moving towards a state of world enlightenment. At the heart of the process is a series of emotionally-based exercises that restructure relationships to others in a more even-minded, strongly committed, loving framework. The aim is to gradually reduce over-emphasis on oneself and transform it into healthy concern for others - replacing self-cherishing with other-cherishing.
The book sets out specific instructions to improve the fundamental purity of the mind, organized around seven key stages of development. This empowering and inspiring book is fully illustrated with personal anecdotes and intimate accounts from the Dalai Lama's own experiences as a lifelong student.