Lighting the Way

Lighting the Way, by the Dalai Lama (14th), from Snow Lion, ISBN 1559392282. His Holiness intended these three fundamental Buddhist teachings for Western students. "Principles of Buddhism" provides a framework for understanding the Four Noble Truths, upon which all of Buddha's other teachings are based. "Teachings on Eight Verses on Mind Training" comments on a classic text of the lojong genre (literally "mind training") on the practice of compassion. Finally, in a commentary on "Atisha's Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment," he discusses one of the most important texts for serious practitioners of Buddhism.