Becoming the Compassion Buddha: Tantric Mahamudra for Everyday Life

Becoming the Compassion Buddha: Tantric Mahamudra for Everyday Life

by Thubten Yeshe
     
 

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Lama Yeshe was both one of the most beloved Tibetan Buddhist masters of the late twentieth century and a remarkably effective teacher and communicator. In one of his earlier books, Introduction to Tantra, he manages to present a subject that has been misinterpreted and muddled by numerous commentators in a clear and accessible way.Since his death in 1984, many of

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Lama Yeshe was both one of the most beloved Tibetan Buddhist masters of the late twentieth century and a remarkably effective teacher and communicator. In one of his earlier books, Introduction to Tantra, he manages to present a subject that has been misinterpreted and muddled by numerous commentators in a clear and accessible way.Since his death in 1984, many of his teachings have been collected and some have been published, but still some of his most important teachings have yet to become readily available. Becoming the Compassion Buddha represents a significant development in that it is the first of a series of books that examine key tantric deity practices in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. What is remarkable is that again, as with his book on Tantra, his teachings make coherent and understandable to the general reader and those just discovering Buddhism practices that once were considered arcane or hidden.Lama Yeshe strongly believed that practices that helped develop compassion and wisdom should not be limited to advanced practitioners, but that the man in the street could benefit from them as well. In this book he provides a commentary on a short guru yoga practice written by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. The practice includes visualizations that inspire the development of compassion and wisdom. The final section of the book goes into detail on the subject of Mahamudra, the true nature of all phenomena, another potentially tricky subject. Here again, Lama Yeshe presents the teachings by drawing on examples from daily life and by introducing meditation practices that all can follow.Becoming the Compassion Buddha is an extraordinary book that opens new doors for countless readers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780861719013
Publisher:
Wisdom Publications MA
Publication date:
06/04/2012
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
5 MB

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