The Mirror of Dharma With Additions

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

What are the additions?

In the second edition of the book Venerable Geshe-la added some further explanations at various places. These reveal deep insights from Venerable Geshe-la's heart and are indispensable for gaining a clear and profound understanding of this remarkable book, and the ability to apply it in contemplation and meditation.

Venerable Geshe-la transmitted the oral lineage of these additions directly to Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong and Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab, and they in turn transmitted them publicly at the Fall Festival 2019.

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 and multiple formats from Tharpa Publications.

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