Enlightenment To Go

The classic Buddhist path of compassion and transformation

David Michie
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An insightful exploration of the traditional Buddhist teachings on compassion, showing how we can apply them in our busy contemporary lives. From the bestselling author of Buddhism For Busy People.

The Dalai Lama always recommends a classic text by the Buddhist sage Shantideva as essential reading for those seeking a practical approach to Buddhism. With its life-changing psychological tools and transcendent wisdom, it is one of the world's great spiritual treasures.

In Enlightenment to Go, David Michie provides a lively, accessible introduction to the 'best of' Shantideva. He shows how modern psychology confirms the insights of Shantideva's Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life, and he unpacks its powerful antidotes to contemporary problems, including stress, anxiety and depression. He also offers a structured meditation program to help readers integrate transformational insights at deeper levels of consciousness where genuine change becomes possible. Recounting stories from his own journey, Michie illustrates the relevance of Shantideva's breakthrough teachings to a typically busy Westerner, with warmth and humour.

Whether you are a newcomer to Buddhism or a seasoned practitioner, Enlightenment to Go offers a glimpse of a radiantly different reality.

'As always David Michie's work is both thought-provoking and interesting. We would live in a better world if we were to implement some of his philosophy.' - Justin Langer, former Australian Test cricketer

'The compassionate wisdom of Shantideva is brought alive in this practical and helpful guide.' - Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, Tibetan Buddhist nun from Cave in the Snow

Author bio:

David Michie is a corporate communications consultant and author of the bestselling Buddhism for Busy People and Hurry Up and Meditate.

Category: Religion
ISBN: 9781742372228
Awards: Selected as one of The 50 Best Spiritual Books of 2011 by Spirituality and Practice 0
Table Of Contents: Introduction


Chapter 1 The Choice of Awakening

Chapter 2 Big Picture or the Here and Now?

Chapter 3 Inner Experience or Outer Appearance?

Chapter 4 Shifting the focus from Self to Other

Chapter 5 Bodhichitta: the Compassionate Mind of Enlightenment


Chapter 6 Open Heart, Open Hand - the Perfection of Generosity

Chapter 7 Ripening the Banana Within - a Practical Approach to Ethics

Chapter 8 Thank Buddha for Aggravation - the Perfection of Patience

Chapter 9 Mindfulness and the Yoga of Coffee Drinking

Chapter 10 Breaking the Cycle of Dissatisfaction

Chapter 11 The Four Laws of Spiritual Success

Chapter 12 Our Greatest Teacher

Chapter 13 Feeding the Good Wolf - the People in our Lives

Chapter 14 Emptiness and the Santa Claus - like me

Chapter 15 Adventures in Inner Space

Chapter 16 The Eight Worldly Dharmas

Chapter 17 A Code of Cond
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Pub Date: August 2010
Page Extent: 352
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Religion & beliefs