steps on the path to enlightenment, vol. 2

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“Those of us fortunate to have studied directly with Geshe Sopa well know what an inexhaustible fount of Buddhist learning and wisdom he is. With the publication of Volume II of his comprehensive commentary on Tsong Khapa’s classic Lamrim Chemmo, a much wider audience will further benefit from these unending riches.” —William S. Waldron, Associate Professor, Dept. of Religion, Middlebury College

STEPS ON THE PATH TO ENLIGHTENMENT, VOL. 2

A Commentary on Tsongkhapa’s Lamrim Chenmo, Vol. 2: Karma

Geshe Lhundub Sopa David Patt

This second volume of the five-volume commentary by the renowned Buddhist scholar Geshe Lhundub Sopa focuses on the key Buddhist concepts of karma, or cause and effect, and dependent origination. Considered one of the finest living Buddhist scholars, Geshe Sopa provides commentaries essential for anyone interested in a sound understanding of Tibetan Buddhist practice and philosophy. Never has a book gone into such clear detail on karma and dependent origination—concepts which, despite many references in contemporary culture, are too often misunderstood. Here, Geshe Sopa starts from the beginning with a faithful reading of the Lamrim Chenmo and, in the end, leaves readers with the proper tools for incorporating core Buddhist concepts into their study, teaching, and practice. 


Read Tsongkhapa’s biography at the Treasury of Lives.

book information
  • Hardcover
  • 512 pages, 6.25 x 9.25 inches
  • $29.95
  • ISBN 9780861714810
  • ebook
  • 512 pages
  • $19.99
  • ISBN 9780861717743
about the author
Steps on the Path to Enlightenment, Vol. 2

Born in the Tsang region of Tibet in 1923, Geshe Lhundub Sopa was both a spiritual master and a respected academic. He rose from a humble background to complete his geshe studies at Sera Je Monastic University in Lhasa with highest honors and was privileged to serve as a debate opponent for the Dalai Lama’s own geshe examination in 1959. He moved to New Jersey in the United States in 1963 and in 1967 began teaching in the Buddhist Studies Program at University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he  professor emeritus. In 1975, he founded the Deer Park Buddhist Center in Oregon, Wisconsin, site of the Dalai Lama’s first Kalachakra initiation granted in the West. He is the author of several books in English, including the five-volume comprehensive teaching, Steps on the Path to Enlightenment.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama has composed a prayer of request for the swift return of Geshe Sopa. Scroll down to read the prayer.

Other books by Geshe Lhundub Sopa:
The Crystal Mirror of Philosophical Systems
Steps on the Path to Enlightenment, Vol. 5
Peacock in the Poison Grove
Like a Waking Dream
Steps on the Path to Enlightenment, Vol. 3
Steps on the Path to Enlightenment, Vol. 1
Steps on the Path to Enlightenment, Vol. 4

Steps on the Path to Enlightenment, Vol. 2

David Patt received his PhD in Buddhist Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is the author of A Strange Liberation: Tibetan Lives in Chinese Hands. He recently served as executive director of the Dzogchen Foundation.

Other books by David Patt:
Steps on the Path to Enlightenment, Vol. 1

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