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  • Published: 22 March 2021
  • ISBN: 9781611809343
  • Imprint: Shambhala
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 216
  • RRP: $40.00

From Here to Enlightenment

An Introduction to Tsong-kha-pa's Classic Text The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment The Dalai Lama, Guy Newland (Translated by)



The most extensive teaching given by the Dalai Lama in the West on a seminal Tibetan Buddhist text—now included in the Core Teachings of the Dalai Lama series.

When the Dalai Lama was forced to go into exile in 1959, he could take only a few items with him. Among these cherished belongings was his copy of Tsong-kha-pa’s classic text The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment. This text distills all the essential points of Tibetan Buddhism, clearly unfolding the entire Buddhist path.

In 2008, celebrating the long-awaited completion of the English translation of The Great Treatise, the Dalai Lama gave a historic six-day teaching at Lehigh University to explain the meaning of the text and to underscore its importance. It is the longest teaching he has ever given to Westerners on just one text, and the most comprehensive. From Here to Enlightenment makes the teachings from this momentous event available for a wider audience.

  • Published: 22 March 2021
  • ISBN: 9781611809343
  • Imprint: Shambhala
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 216
  • RRP: $40.00

About the author

The Dalai Lama

His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is the head of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile in Dharamsala, India. He is the author of numerous best-selling Buddhist books. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, honorary Canadian citizenship in 2006, and the United States Congressional Gold Medal in 2007

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