" 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." —His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

"This book is like a meritorious person who has found a way to create a happy life for him- or herself. It has a form like a body. It is filled with words about feelings, perceptions, formations, and consciousnesses. These are the ingredients that, when combined together, create a person. According to the Buddha Dharma we have to know ourselves very well. We are impermanent, we are made of separate things put together, we have troubles and suffering—and also we have the innate potential to find peace and happiness.

This path that leads to a happy life can be found and followed. It is walked through our actions, our words, and mainly our thoughts. Mistaken beliefs and views, misbehaviors, and improper ways of speech are the root causes of suffering and trouble. This is not hidden from any of us if we look carefully at ourselves and those around us." —Your Mind Is Your Teacher

My heart’s wish is that this teaching on the contemplation of the Four Seals may take root in your life and bring about the changes I know are possible, to bring you a happy, peaceful life.

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