The New Eight Steps to Happiness

The Buddhist Way of Loving Kindness

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Everyone, whether religious or non-religious, is looking for happiness all the time and wants to be free from problems and suffering permanently. We can fulfil these wishes through understanding and practising the instructions given in this book.

- Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

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The New Eight Steps to Happiness is an immensely popular book in which the author, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, reveals powerful methods for developing universal love and compassion, the source of true happiness for both ourself and others.

Based on the famous Eight Verses of Training the Mind by the great Bodhisattva, Langri Tangpa, this inspiring book shows with extraordinary clarity how to transform all life's difficulties into valuable spiritual insights that help us improve our relationships and develop greater patience, empathy and compassion in our daily life.

These methods have inspired generations of Buddhist practitioners for almost a thousand years and have brought lasting peace and inspiration to countless people. Now, with this book, Venerable Geshe Kelsang shares the immeasurably rich insight of this ancient wisdom to help us find greater happiness and meaning in our busy, modern lives.


In this revised presentation, Venerable Geshe-la re-introduces us to the essential practices of Training the Mind (Lojong) and challenges us to abandon the state of being ordinary and limited and become a pure person with unlimited ability to protect all living beings and lead them to a state of permanent happiness.

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