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Seven Point Mind Training: a Tibetan method for cultivating the mind and heart
The central focus of The Seven-Point Mind Training is the transformation from self-centered solitude to compassion for others. Mind training is designed to shift our attitudes so that our minds become pure wellsprings of joy instead of murky pools of problems, anxieties, fleeting pleasures, frustrations, hopes, and fears. It does not require that we withdraw into seclusion, but that we re-examine all of our relationships — to family, friends, enemies, and strangers — and gradually transform our responses to whatever life throws our way.
“The techniques advocated by Wallace have more immediacy than ever. This book, though rich in Tibetan wisdom, is written in a clear, concise, informative and entertaining manner for easy assimilation into the Western mindset.”
—Ashé Journal of Experimental Spirituality
“Alan Wallace is one of the great Western Buddhist thinkers of our day.”
— Howard Cutler, co-author with H.H. the Dalai Lama of The Art of Happiness at Work
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
B. Alan Wallace trained for many years as a monk in Buddhist monasteries in India and Switzerland. He has taught Buddhist theory and practice since 1976 and has served as interpreter for numerous Tibetan scholars and contemplatives, including H.H. the Dalai Lama. He has published many books on Tibetan Buddhism, including Buddhism with an Attitude and The Four Immeasurables. He currently lives in Santa Barbara, California.