Gesture of Balance, a Guide to Awareness, Self-healing, and Meditation by Tarthang Tulku presents topics relevant to daily life that turn the mind to the Dharma: the truths of impermanence; honesty, the starting point for change; taking responsibility; awakening compassion; relaxation and meditation; and discovering and experiencing the natural state of mind.
Our best selling title, Gesture has been used in college classrooms to introduce fundamental Buddhist topics, practices, and perspectives on common human problems. Individuals of any spiritual background can turn to Gesture for comfort and inspiration at difficult junctures of their lives. Gesture can also be reflected upon systematically, paragraph by paragraph, page by page, chapter by chapter, and returned to again and again, each time with greater benefit. Taken to heart, nurtured in the quietude of meditation, these simple statements will open ever richer dimensions of meaning.