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Spectrum of Ecstasy: The Five Wisdom Emotions According to Vajrayana Buddhism
     

Spectrum of Ecstasy: The Five Wisdom Emotions According to Vajrayana Buddhism

by Khandro Dechen, Ngakpa Chogyam
 

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Here two Western-born lamas of the Nyingma tradition of Vajrayana Buddhism explore what it means to be utterly emotionally alive. Written in contemporary, nonacademic language, this book is a radical challenge to the misconception that inner Vajrayana is primarily an esoteric system of ritual and liturgy. The authors teach that emotions can be embraced as a rich

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Here two Western-born lamas of the Nyingma tradition of Vajrayana Buddhism explore what it means to be utterly emotionally alive. Written in contemporary, nonacademic language, this book is a radical challenge to the misconception that inner Vajrayana is primarily an esoteric system of ritual and liturgy. The authors teach that emotions can be embraced as a rich and profound opportunity for realization. This fiercely compassionate battle cry rallies all who are audacious enough to appreciate emotions for their supreme potential as vehicles for awakening.

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"A work of adept knowledge."—Kyabjé Chhi-'med Rig'dzin Rinpoche

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ISBN-13:
9781590300619
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
07/08/2003
Edition description:
1ST SHAMBH
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

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"A work of adept knowledge."—Kyabjé Chhi-'med Rig'dzin Rinpoche

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Ngakpa Chögyam and Khandro Déchen, both Westerners, are teachers in the Nyingma School of Vajrayana Buddhism in the lineage of the Aro gTer. A married couple who teach together, they spend much of their time traveling and teaching in Europe and the United States. They live in Penarth, Wales.

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