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We now owe a debt of gratitude to Richard Power as well, who in The Lost Teachings of Lama Govinda digs through ...
We now owe a debt of gratitude to Richard Power as well, who in The Lost Teachings of Lama Govinda digs through the treasure trove of Govinda's many writings, as well as his private letters and other archival materials, and brings forth nuggets of pure gold. He also mines the memoirs of several other luminaries who met and were inspired by Govinda, such as Huston Smith and W. Y. Evans-Wentz, and shares the wisdom they gleaned from him.
This work is a must read for anyone interested in the development of Tibetan Buddhism in the West. It also serves as a wonderful and lucid introduction to Tibetan mysticism. For the first time in book form, we find Govinda's best essays on contemporary spirituality, addressing such issues as: Buddhism in relation to mystical Christianity, Western psychology, and scientific consciousness studies, the I Ching-the ancient Chinese 'Book of Changes'-as the key to a profound worldview, meditation as a path to transformation. Govinda was a prolific writer, and Power's portrait of him distills this reservoir of spiritual literature down to its essence, presenting ancient mysteries in an accessible and inspiring manner. I give it two thumbs up."