How to
Your Life

“These instructions are
scientific methods to improve our human nature.”

Solve your own and others' problems

Through practising the instructions presented in this book we can transform our life from a state of misery into one of pure and everlasting happiness. These instructions are scientific methods to improve our human nature. Everybody needs to be good-natured with a good heart, because in this way we can solve our own problems as well as those of others, and we can make our human life meaningful. Every living being has the same basic wish...

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A Special Present from the Author

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche is a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism who has pioneered the introduction of modern Buddhism into contemporary society. He is the author of 22 highly acclaimed books that perfectly transmit the ancient wisdom of Buddhism to our modern world.


Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso wishes so much for everyone to have access to these special  practices that he has requested Tharpa Publications to give this book away freely as an ebook.

Manuel Rivero-De'Martine – Tharpa Publications Director

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This book truly has the power to transform your life, even just contemplating a few sentences deeply.

John, Canada

We spend our whole life working so hard and yet we fail to fulfill our most basic wish… to be happy and free from suffering. Why is this? This book gave me answers and solutions.

Marie, France

Feels like a new book, but also familiar like an old friend.

Paul, London UK

This book is perfect...this is definitely a life changing book for anyone who reads it. This book has many different levels of meaning and practical advice to enable us to live a more peaceful life.

Ben Gallagher, United Kingdom

I have had so many "ah ha" moments while reading this book. It is like Geshe Kelsang is speaking right to me. I take this book with me nearly everywhere hoping to have a few moments to read.

Sammy Casey, United States

This book, so easy to read and yet so profoundly powerful for making tremendously positive life changes, is an amazing gift to the world.

Tess Rigby, United Kingdom

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche has founded over 1200 Kadampa centres and groups around the globe, which provide genuine examples of peace in our troubled world. Through these Centres and their accessible meditation classes, study programmes, workshops and courses, everybody without discrimination can realize their own potential by developing the capacity of their minds.


How to Transform Your Life is one of many life-changing books studied at these Centres. Find out what your local Centre has to offer.

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Attend a Local Class

How to Transform Your Life forms the basis of hundreds of popular drop-in meditation classes and courses around the world. If you want the opportunity to study or find out more about the practices presented in this book, visit your nearest Kadampa Meditation Centre or branch. There are hundreds of Centres around the world, where you can meet people who are already benefiting from applying the methods presented in How to Transform Your Life.

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