Classic and Contemporary Buddhist Works

The Essential Nectar - Table of Contents

PREFACE

INTRODUCTION by Geshe Rabten

THE PREPARATORY PRACTICES (1-96)

THE ACTUAL PRACTICE

Part One: Basics

1 Meditation 1: Guru Devotion (97-139)
2 Meditation 2: The Opportune, Fortunate Rebirth (140-176)

Part Two: Path of the Inferior Person 

3 Meditation 3: Death (177-200)
4 Meditation 4: The Sufferings of the Realms of Woe (210-238)
5 Meditation 5: The Practice ofTaking Refuge (239-252)
6 Meditation 6: How to Generate Confidence in the Laws of Actions and Results (253-264)

Part Three: Path if the Intermediate Person

7 Meditation 7: The Sufferings of the Happier Realms and the General Sufferings ofSamsara (265-296)
8 Meditation 8: How to Think about the Process ofFunctioning of Samsara, and Practise the Path to Liberation (297-304)

Part Four: Path of the Superior Person

9 Meditation 9: The Development of Bodhicitta (305-366)
10 Meditation 10: How to Train in the Six Perfections (367-382)
11 Meditation 11: How to Train in the Four Means of Attraction (383-384)
12 Meditation 12: How to Meditate on Quietude (385-393)
13 Meditation 13: How to Meditate on Insight (394-423)
14 Meditation 14: How to Enter the Adamantine Vehicle (424-425)

THE TEXT by Yeshe Tsöndrü

APPENDICES

1 The Confession of Downfalls
2 A Lam rim Prayer by Je Tsongkhapa
3 Je Tsongkhapa on the Six Sufferings and the Three Sufferings
4 Je Tsongkhapa's Dedication Prayer
5 Structure of the Text

GLOSSARY
BIBLIOGRAPHY
NOTES