Kadampa Buddhism

New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union
Founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

The Mirror of Dharma

How to find the real meaning of human life

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

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"We can see and find the sun of the supreme happiness of enlightenment from The Mirror of Dharma.  How fortunate we are."
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Receive the blessings of this book

In Spring 2018, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche gave the oral transmission of this book to Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong and Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab, two of his principal disciples who hold the lineage and blessings of his teachings.

With Venerable Geshe-la’s permission, they will pass on this precious transmission blessings and commentary at the 2019 Fall Festival at IKRC Grand Canyon in Arizona.
Don't miss this precious opportunity to receive the lineage blessings of this precious book. For more information and online booking visit the Festival website.

Essential insights
When we open this remarkable book and look at the contents, one of the first things we notice is the phrase 'essential insights’ - Essential Insights into The Three Principal Aspects of the Path to Enlightenment, Essential Insights into the Avalokiteshvara Sadhana.

From this we understand that this book offers a very personal explanation from the author's heart - his own personal insights into these profound practices derived from the Ganden Emanation Scripture.

And we feel extremely fortunate - privileged - to receive such a priceless gift from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche's compassionate heart.

Deep experience
Based on his deep experience gained from a lifetime spent in meditation, and inspired by the unsurpassed teachings of Je Tsongkhapa and the oral instructions of the Ganden Emanation Scripture, Venerable Geshe-la gives personal advice from his heart on how to make our human life meaningful, how to be happy all the time and to solve our daily problems of anger, uncontrolled desire, ignorance and so forth.

Practical guide
This practical guide includes:

  • Essential insights on the advice from Je Tsongkhapa's heart called The Three Principal Aspects of the Path to Enlightenment
  • How we can use the Request to the Lord of All Lineages prayer to contemplate and meditate on all the stages of the path of both Sutra and Tantra
  • How to train in the meditation practice of Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion
  • A special presentation of the practice of the stages of the path to enlightenment, known as Lamrim

Available online
The Mirror of Dharma is available in different languages in multiple formats from Tharpa Publications.

For more information and online purchases visit the Tharpa International website and select your region.

Suggested study or reading order of books by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
The Mirror of Dharma is the fourth is the third in a recommended sequence for studying and reading Venerable Geshe-la’s books:

How to Transform Your Life
How to Understand the Mind
Joyful Path of Good Fortune
The Mirror of Dharma
The New Heart of Wisdom
Modern Buddhism
Tantric Grounds and Paths
The New Guide to Dakini Land
Essence of Vajrayana
The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra
Great Treasury of Merit
The New Eight Steps to Happiness

Introduction to Buddhism
How to Solve Our Human Problems
Meaningful to Behold
The Bodhisattva Vow
Universal Compassion
The New Meditation Handbook
Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully
Ocean of Nectar
Heart Jewel
Clear Light of Bliss
Mahamudra Tantra