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Transforming Suffering and Happiness into Enlightenment

In recent years, many Westerners have become interested in Tibetan Buddhist teachings and practices, in the hope of finding ways to deal with the increasingly stressful demands of modern life.  While it is true that Buddhism offers practices to calm the mind and to more peacefully approach life’s psychological and emotional challenges, this is a limited understanding of the benefits that Buddhism offers to the committed practitioner, amongst which are an insight into the true nature of samsaric existence and a systematic approach to achieving enlightenment so as to  free oneself and others from the wheel of karma and the endless cycle of birth and death.

Tenpe Nyima’s pith instruction on Transforming Suffering and Happiness into Enlightenment, goes beyond providing a balm to the roller-coaster ride of day-to-day existence by suggesting that by recognizing the truth of both suffering and happiness, these essential aspects of the human existence can be utilized as valuable opportunities for deep and lasting spiritual growth.