Why do so many of us suffer from stress, anxiety, and depression
when we are surrounded by life's comforts? How is it that we work
so hard to improve the quality of life yet have so few opportunities
to enjoy it? Why are our relationships fraught with difficulty
when we put so much energy into finding partners?
With the publication of his seventeenth book, Tibetan Lama, Geshe
Kelsang Gyatso, gives the answers to these and many other questions.
Eight Steps to Happiness is a practical meditation guide,
brimming with lifestyle advice specially designed to help Westerners
find joyful meaning in today's busy, often impersonal world. The
blend of Kadampa Buddhisms ancient wisdom with the practical
advice on living in the contemporary world offers a fresh approach
to life in modern Western society.
Geshe Kelsang's years of training in Tibetan monasteries and meditating
in Himalayan hermitages combined with two decades of living and
teaching among Westerns uniquely qualify him to demonstrate how
to use the ancient wisdom of Buddhist meditators to solve contemporary
human problems. Geshe Kelsangs wisdom, insight, and compassion
shine through every page.
Eight Steps to Happiness will strike a chord with readers
in the West. Its publication will be marked in September and October
2000 by a series of bookstore talks around the world given by a
group of Western nuns, monks, laywomen and laymen who were trained
as meditation teachers by the author.
Gen Jangsem is the Principal Teacher of Mahasiddha Center and a
senior student of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. He has been studying and
practicing Buddhist teachings for over 14 years and is well known
for his wisdom and stainless example. Mahasiddha Buddhist Center,
located in NW Portland, is happy to offer a series of classes based
on the book. Gen Jangsem will teach these classes every Thursday
evening this fall, beginning on September 14, 2000.
Gen Jangsems classes
will be held at HealthQuest, 1330 SE 39th Avenue, Portland.
Telephone Mahasiddha Center 503-233-6747 for further information.