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Essential Tibetan Buddhism

Robert A F Thurman
Essential Tibetan Buddhism

Essential Tibetan Buddhism

Robert A F Thurman

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"Robert Thurman expertly and lucidly surveys the basic teachings and varieties of Tibetan Buddhism. A concise summary of Buddhism's development across Asia, with particular emphasis on its evolution in Tibet, provides a vital orientation, but the core of this much-needed volume is the first-ever collection of key Tibetan teachings on Buddhism and attaining enlightenment. Here are all the essential texts, freshly translated: the hymns to Tara, the liberator goddess; the riddle-like songs of Milarepa, the wandering poet-saint of the Himalayas; instructions for living the compassionate Bodhisattva Way of Life; selections from The Tibetan Book of the Dead; and more." "Excerpts from rarely published tantric practice texts complement Geshe Chaykawa's Seven Point Mind Training and selections from Nagarjuna's Five Stages. Master teachers from all the major schools - Longchempa, Nagarjuna, Shantideva, Atisha, and Tsong Khapa - speak to the modern reader, providing advice on how to integrate Tibetan Buddhism into daily life." "Further enhanced by explanatory notes and a bibliography designed to serve as an introductory course, Essential Tibetan Buddhism is a unique guide to this rich spiritual tradition, invaluable to newcomers and seasoned students alike."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

- Publisher Tibetan Buddhism continues to grow, but how many people truly understand the core beliefs and traditions of this eastern religion? Here an essential insider view is presented, revealing the heart of Tibetan Buddhism through its own literature.

- Publisher The foremost Western scholar of Tibetan Buddhism--and the first American Tibetan Buddhist monk--presents the heart of Tibetan Buddhism through its own vibrant literature. The work includes a glossary, explanatory notes, suggested further reading, and directory of monasteries, sacred sites, and key teachers. Map.

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"Robert Thurman expertly and lucidly surveys the basic teachings and varieties of Tibetan Buddhism. A concise summary of Buddhism's development across Asia, with particular emphasis on its evolution in Tibet, provides a vital orientation, but the core of this much-needed volume is the first-ever collection of key Tibetan teachings on Buddhism and attaining enlightenment. Here are all the essential texts, freshly translated: the hymns to Tara, the liberator goddess; the riddle-like songs of Milarepa, the wandering poet-saint of the Himalayas; instructions for living the compassionate Bodhisattva Way of Life; selections from The Tibetan Book of the Dead; and more." "Excerpts from rarely published tantric practice texts complement Geshe Chaykawa's Seven Point Mind Training and selections from Nagarjuna's Five Stages. Master teachers from all the major schools - Longchempa, Nagarjuna, Shantideva, Atisha, and Tsong Khapa - speak to the modern reader, providing advice on how to integrate Tibetan Buddhism into daily life." "Further enhanced by explanatory notes and a bibliography designed to serve as an introductory course, Essential Tibetan Buddhism is a unique guide to this rich spiritual tradition, invaluable to newcomers and seasoned students alike."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Tibetan Buddhism continues to grow, but how many people truly understand the core beliefs and traditions of this eastern religion? Here an essential insider view is presented, revealing the heart of Tibetan Buddhism through its own literature.
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The foremost Western scholar of Tibetan Buddhism--and the first American Tibetan Buddhist monk--presents the heart of Tibetan Buddhism through its own vibrant literature. The work includes a glossary, explanatory notes, suggested further reading, and directory of monasteries, sacred sites, and key teachers. Map.
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  • Catalogue Code 106850
  • Product Code 0062510487
  • EAN 9780062510488
  • Pages 272
  • Department Academic
  • Category World Religions
  • Sub-Category Buddhism
  • Publisher Harper Collins Australia
  • Publication Date Apr 1996
  • Dimensions 216 x 140 x 29 mm
  • Weight 0.441kg

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