Atisha's Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment
  • Atisha's Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment
  • Atisha's Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment

Atisha's Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment

by Geshe Sonam Rinchen
     
 

ISBN-10: 1559390824

ISBN-13: 9781559390828

Pub. Date: 01/28/1997

Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.

Atisha, the eleventh-century Indian Buddhist scholar and saint, came to Tibet at the invitation of the king of Western Tibet, Lha Lama Yeshe Wo, and his nephew, Jangchub Wo. His coming initiated the period of the second transmission of Buddhism to Tibet, formative for the Sakya Kagyu and Gelug traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. Atisha's most celebrated text, Lamp

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Atisha, the eleventh-century Indian Buddhist scholar and saint, came to Tibet at the invitation of the king of Western Tibet, Lha Lama Yeshe Wo, and his nephew, Jangchub Wo. His coming initiated the period of the second transmission of Buddhism to Tibet, formative for the Sakya Kagyu and Gelug traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. Atisha's most celebrated text, Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, sets forth the entire Buddhist path within the framework of three levels of motivation on the part of the practitioner. Atisha's text thus became the source of the lamrim tradition, or graduated stages of the path to enlightenment, an approach to spiritual practice incorporated within all schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559390828
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
215
Sales rank:
1,409,537
Product dimensions:
5.49(w) x 8.47(h) x 0.63(d)

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