The 16 guidelines are a set of practical and straightforward tools for developing happiness and meaning in everyday life. The guidelines are inspired by a 7th century text from the Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo. He wrote the text for lay people, who didn’t have much time and opportunity to study the philosophical texts.
The way we experience the world depends upon our mind. Whether we are happy or not depends upon the way we think and act. The 16 guidelines provide a simple and practical framework for developing good qualities, such as empathy, compassion, resilience, and confidence.
By understanding the benefits of these good qualities for oneself and others we (re-)connect with our inner wisdom. This will help us to change the way we think and act. It will influence our relationships in a positive way and will deepen our purpose in life. Applying the guidelines in daily life will help you to achieve a greater sense of well-being on all levels.
Venerable Lhundup Jamyang was born in the Netherlands in 1961 and has worked for 12 years as a physiotherapist with children. In 1997 Jamyang came into contact with Buddhism and in 2000 took ordination at Kopan. Jamyang then went to Australia to study and later worked as the Spiritual Programme Coordinator and teacher. In 2009 Lam Zopa Rinpoche advised Venerable Jamyang to study the Madhyamakavatara, as part of the Master’s Program.
Venerable Jamyang is co-writer of the study-manual for the Madhyamakavatara, and has been painting tangkas for over 20 years.
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