Fulfillment of All Hopes: Guru Devotion in Tibetan Buddhism

Fulfillment of All Hopes: Guru Devotion in Tibetan Buddhism

by Je Tsongkhapa, Gareth Sparham
     
 

Why is it important to have a spiritual teacher? How does on enter into such a relationship intelligently?

Devoting oneself to a spiritual teacher is a practice much misunderstood in the West, yet fundamental to the tantric Buddhism of Tibet. The Fulfillment of All Hopes is an explanation of this core practice by Tsongkhapa, one of Tibet's most revered

Overview

Why is it important to have a spiritual teacher? How does on enter into such a relationship intelligently?

Devoting oneself to a spiritual teacher is a practice much misunderstood in the West, yet fundamental to the tantric Buddhism of Tibet. The Fulfillment of All Hopes is an explanation of this core practice by Tsongkhapa, one of Tibet's most revered scholar-practitioners.

Presented here is a complete translation of Tsongkhapa's commentary on the well-known Fifty Stanzas on the Guru accompanied by the original Tibetan text.

Editorial Reviews

EAST-WEST
"A book for all truth-seekers!"
The Middle Way
"How to relate to teachers in the most beneficial way is still a major problem for those new to Tibetan Buddhism, yet is essential for progress on the path. This is a welcome clarification."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780861711536
Publisher:
Wisdom Publications MA
Publication date:
07/10/2005
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.47(d)

Meet the Author

Tsongkhapa Losang Dragpa (1357-1419) is arguably the finest scholar-practitioner produced by the Buddhism of Tibet. Renowned for both his written works and his meditative accomplishments, he founded the Gelug school, which produced the lineage of the Dalai Lamas.

Gareth Sparham was a monk for more than twenty years and an oral interpreter for many learned lamas while living in India. He holds a PhD in Asian Studies from the University of British Columbia. The author and translator of numerous works, many focusing on the writings of Tsongkhapa, he has taught Tibetan language at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and the University of California at Berkeley. He lives with his wife in Walnut Creek, California.

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