Enlightened Journey: Buddhist Practice as Daily Life

Enlightened Journey: Buddhist Practice as Daily Life

by Tulku Thondup
     
 

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…  See more details below

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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 - 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:
9781570626074
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
12/01/1995
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
5.55(w) x 8.54(h) x 0.75(d)

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