Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand - Table of Contents

A Concise Discourse on the Path to Enlightenment


896 pages, 6 x 9 inches


ISBN 9780861715008

Add to Cart »


eBook Bundle (PDF, epub, mobi)


ISBN 9780861719457

Add to Cart »


List of Illustrations   
Translator’s Introduction    
Pabongka Rinpoche: A Memoir by Rilbur Rinpoche        
The Text

Introduction by Trijang Rinpoche  

Part One: The Preliminaries

Day 1: Introductory Discourse on the Lamrim
Day 2: The Greatness of the Authors
Day 3: The Greatness of the Dharma; How to Study and Teach the Dharma

Part Two: The Preparatory Rites

Day 4: Cleaning the Room and Setting up an Altar; Arranging Offerings; Adjusting the Body and Motivation; The Refuge Visualization
Day 5: Petitioning the Merit Field; The Seven-Limbed Prayer
Day 6 : The Seven-Limbed Prayer; Requests to Lineage Lamas

Part Three: The Foundations of the Path

Day 7: Devoting Yourself to a Spiritual Guide
Day 8: Devoting Yourself to a Spiritual Guide
Day 9: Devoting Yourself to a Spiritual Guide; The Optimum Human Rebirth

Part Four: The Small Scope

Day 10: The Optimum Human Rebirth; Remembering Death
Day 11: The Suffering of the Lower Realms
Day 12: Taking Refuge in the Three Jewels
Day 13: Observing the Law of Cause and Effect

Part Five: The Medium Scope

Day 14: The General Sufferings of Sa˙s›ra; The Sufferings of the Higher Rebirths
Day 15: Understanding the Causes of Sa˙s›ra; The Path to Liberation

Part Six: The Great Scope

Day 16: The Importance of Bodhichitta; Developing Bodhichitta through the Cause-and-Effect Instruction
Day 17: Developing Bodhichitta through the Cause-and-Effect Instruction; The Seven-Point Mind Training
Day 18: The Seven-Point Mind Training
Day 19: The Seven-Point Mind Training
Day  20: The First Four Perfections
Day 21: Developing Mental Quiescence
Day 22: Developing Mental Quiescence; The Perfection of Wisdom
Day 23: Taking the Bodhisattva Vows
Day 24: Taking the Bodhisattva Vows

Colophon by Trijang Rinpoche


  1. Outline of the Text   
  2. The Lineage of these Teachings     
  3. The Three Fundamentals of the Path       
  4. An Ornament for the Throats of the Fortunate    
  5. The Seven-Point Mind Training