Modern Buddhism - The Path of Compassion and Wisdom

This eBook Modern Buddhism – The Path of Compassion and Wisdom, in three volumes, is being distributed free of charge. The author, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, says: “Through reading and practising the instructions given in this book, people can solve their daily problems and maintain a happy mind all the time.” So that these benefits may pervade the whole world the author wishes to offer this eBook freely to everyone.

Volume 1 – Sutra is a practical guide to the common spiritual paths which lead us to fulfill our common wish – to attain both permanent liberation from suffering, and pure and everlasting happiness.

Volume 2 – Tantra is a practical guide to the uncommon spiritual paths which lead us to the attainment of full enlightenment, the ultimate goal of human life. Through reading and practising the instructions in this volume, we learn to integrate these profound teachings into our daily activities, and in this way we can enjoy a supremely meaningful life.

Volume 3 – Prayers for Daily Practice is a collection of prayers for our daily training in Buddha´s Sutra and Tantra teachings. These prayers are a special method to purify our mind; to accumulate a great collection of good fortune and wisdom; and to receive the blessings of the enlightened beings. Through accomplishing these internal conditions, we can easily attain the realizations of the common and uncommon spiritual paths.

About the Author

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso was ordained as a Buddhist monk in Tibet at the age of eight. He is a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism. Living in the West since 1977, he is the author of 21 highly-acclaimed books that reveal the entire Buddhist path to enlightenment, including Buddha's Sutra and Tantra teachings. He has also founded over 1,100 Kadampa Buddhist Centers and groups around the world.


“Geshe Kelsang Gyatso illuminates the very heart of Buddhist thought and practice.” Booklist Magazine

“Geshe Kelsang Gyatso is a highly respected meditation master and scholar of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition.” Spirituality & Health

“Geshe Kelsang Gyatso has proven to be a popular and accessible authority.” Library Journal

Please enjoy this special gift from Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, who dedicates: “May everyone who reads this book experience deep peace of mind, and accomplish the real meaning of human life.”

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