This concise and extremely accessible presentation shows how to apply Buddhist principles in our lives. "Lighting the Path" contains 3 fundamental Buddhist teachings given by the Dalai Lama to Western students. "Principles of Buddhism" provides the framework for understanding the Buddha's teaching on the four Noble Truths, upon which all of his other teachings are based. "Teachings on Eight Verses on Mind Training" comments on a classic text within the genre of Tibetan spiritual writing known as lojong (literally "mind training".) His Holiness often refers to this short work as one of his main sources of inspiration for the practice of compassion. Finally, the Dalai Lama's commentary on Atisha's "Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment" discusses in a lucid and inspiring manner one of the most important texts for serious practitioners of Buddhism.