Unveiling Your Sacred Truth Through the Kalachakra Path, Book One: The External Reality

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The Kalachakra Path offers a profound method for actualising your greatest potential and contributing to greater peace and harmony within this world. For the first time ever, this extraordinary path is revealed in a step-by-step manner, allowing students to gradually approach this uniquely comprehensive system in a structured and methodical way.

Drawing on more than 30 years of intensive training in more than 25 different monasteries from each of the major Tibetan traditions, Khentrul Rinpoché offers an expansive understanding that transcends all sectarian boundaries and cuts through to the essential meaning of the Buddha’s teachings.

In this first of three books, Rinpoché explores the external reality of the world that we encounter on a daily basis. Through a wealth of practical advice, he provides us with a variety of methods for working with the many ups and downs that we face. He then encourages us to probe deeper into the very nature of our experience in order to develop insight into what is truly important to us and how to make the most of the precious opportunities that this life has to offer.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Acknowledgments
Homage
Introduction

PART ONE: CREATING SPACE FOR REFLECTION

1 Understanding the Mind
2 Working with Destructive States of Mind
3 How to Meditate
4 Stages of Meditation

PART TWO: REFLECTING ON YOUR PRESENT SITUATION

5 How to Practice Dharma
6 The Karmic Law of Cause and Effect
7 The Suffering Nature of Cyclic Existence
8 The Precious Opportunity Offered by a Human Life
9 Reflecting on Death and Impermanence

PART THREE: DEVELOPING FAITH IN A PATH

10 Choosing a Spiritual Path
11 Introduction to Buddhism
12 The Foundational Vehicle
13 The Great Vehicle
14 The Vajra Vehicle

APPENDICES

1 The Fifty-One Mental Factors
2 Outline of Book One

Glossary

About the Author
Rinpoche’s Vision