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Enlightened Journey: Buddhist Practice as Everyday Life
     

Enlightened Journey: Buddhist Practice as Everyday Life

by Tulku Thondup
 

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This collection of fifteen articles and talks by Tulku Thondup constitutes a manual on how to transmute the situations encountered in daily life, whether external or internal, into spiritual disciplines and experiences. Among the topics covered are:

   •  The fundamental principles of Buddhism.
   •  The

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This collection of fifteen articles and talks by Tulku Thondup constitutes a manual on how to transmute the situations encountered in daily life, whether external or internal, into spiritual disciplines and experiences. Among the topics covered are:

   •  The fundamental principles of Buddhism.
   •  The practice of meditation as a means of arousing compassion.
   •  How suffering can become a more powerful tool than happiness in achieving enlightenment.
   •  The symbolic significance of holy places, temples, statues, books, and other spiritual artifacts.

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Library Journal
This book is deceptive. It first appears to be just another how-to title based on Buddhist philosophy, but it is actually a comprehensive exposition on one of the more important sects of Tibetan Buddhism. As such, it comprises 15 talks and articles by Thondup, an esteemed leader and teacher of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. His purpose here is to show how daily life can become the basis of Buddhist spiritual training, and each talk is an introduction to various aspects of Buddhism, covering such topics as meditation as a means to arouse compassion and the importance of suffering to reach enlightenment. Deserving special recognition are the talks on the significance of Tibetan Buddhist art and holy places and the teachings concerning the experience of dying and the after-death state. Recommended for public and academic libraries.-Glenn Masuchika, Chaminade Univ. Lib., Honolulu

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570620218
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/1995
Series:
Publications Series
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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Meet the Author

Tulku Thondup Rinpoche, an esteemed author and teacher, was born in East Tibet and studied at the famed Dodrupchen Monastery. In 1958 he settled in India, where he taught at Indian universities for many years. He came to the United States in 1980 as a visiting scholar at Harvard University. For the past two decades he has lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts, engaging in translation and writing on Tibetan Buddhism, particularly the Nyingma teachings, under the auspices of the Buddhayana Foundation. Among his books are The Healing Power of Mind, which has been published in seventeen languages, and Boundless Healing, in twelve languages.

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