Your Mind Is Your Teacher
Through Contemplative Meditation we learn to investigate reality by looking carefully at our own mind and everyday life. We come to know ourselves very well—not only the negative habits we want to change, but our innate potential to find peace, happiness, and wisdom. In this practice we will discover that the secret to success lies in developing the right mental attitude, which is the wish to benefit others.
"Khenpo Gawang Rinpoche has prepared this meditation handbook, Your Mind Is Your Teacher, for Western students based on the teachings of Mipham Rinpoche. He presents a clear explanation of analytical meditation, based on the Four Seals and the Heart Sutra, with the intention of making it as accessible as possible even to those who may not consider themselves Buddhists. Presenting the Buddha’s teachings in a way that makes it easier for people to use them to effect a transformation of their minds is a work of true spiritual friendship." —H.H. the Dalai Lama
"Khenpo Gawang Rinpoche’s book is designed specifically with Westerners in mind, giving clear, concise advice and step-by-step instructions for those wanting to develop their meditation practice and gain insight through analytical meditation. By following these instructions, students will be able to establish a solid foundation." —17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, author of The Heart Is Noble
"Khenpo Gawang has mixed beautifully his personal experience with the traditional presentation of dharma." —Sakyong Mipham, author of The Shambhala Principle
"Khenpo Gawang Rinpoche has written an engaging and gentle exposition of the Buddha’s path, interspersed with lively personal anecdotes, inspiring insights, and contemplations the reader can easily follow and benefit from. This book provides practical wisdom for anyone interested in bringing the teachings to life in their own experience." —Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel, author of The Power of an Open Question