Eight Steps to Happiness

About this Book

This Book, Eight Steps to Happiness - The Buddhist Way of Loving Kindness is a commentary to one of Buddhism’s best-loved teachings, Eight Verses of Training the Mind, composed by the great Tibetan Buddhist Master, Bodhisattva Langri Tangpa. These eight short verses contain in essence the entire Buddhist spiritual path, with a particular focus on developing loving-kindness.

With this revised edition of this inspiring book Geshe Kelsang Gyatso unlocks the deep insight and beauty of this poem. By showing how we can improve our relationships in daily life and transform all life’s difficulties into valuable spiritual insights, he reveals practical ways in which we can use this timeless wisdom to find real meaning and lasting happiness in our busy modern lives.

Please note that this print edition is the same as the eBook edition launched in October 2011.


Bodhisattva Geshe Langri Tangpa

Bodhisattva Langri Tangpa
Author of Eight Verses of
Training the Mind

From the Book:

It is said that there exists a magic crystal that has the power to purify any liquid in which it is placed. Those who cherish all living beings are like this crystal – by their very presence they remove negativity from the world and give back love and kindness."


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