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.