This work is intended as a gateway into Buddhist spiritual thought as a basis for a healthy and spiritually fulfilled life. In it, Lama Jampa Thaye covers the Buddhist path from the initial taking refuge right up to the profound teachings of the vajrayana. He deals with the Buddhist object of refuge--the Three Jewels; the developing of the correct motivation--bodhichitta; the principles of behaviour in the path--the six perfections; the correct view--understanding emptiness; and concludes by introducing the vajrayana vehicle. Through this teaching, the student receives a full blueprint of entering the path, keeping the vows, maintaining motivation, leading a better and more virtuous life, and finally a way to liberation.
Lama Jampa Thaye introduces the Buddhist teachings in the light of modern scientific thought and contemporary life. This makes the work useful for the new practitioner, creating a bridge between their current understanding and the profound dharma.
Finally I would like to commend Lama Jampa Thaye for the unflagging enthusiasm and effort that he has devoted to the noble cause of making the dharma available to all those who have an interest in it, and encourage him to continue his good works."
H.H. Sakya Trizin, foreword to Rain of Clarity
About the Author
He lives in Bayswater, London with his family.He maintains a busy annual program of teachings and initiations forDechen and other international dharma organizations and personalinterviews at the request of his students.