The Life Of Shabkar: Autobiography Of A Tibetan Yogin / Edition 1

The Life Of Shabkar: Autobiography Of A Tibetan Yogin / Edition 1

by Matthieu Ricard
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1559391545

ISBN-13: 9781559391542

Pub. Date: 02/28/2001

Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.

The Life of Shabkar has long been recognized by Tibetans as one of the masterworks of their religious heritage. Shabkar Tsogdruk Rangdrol devoted himself to many years of meditation in solitary retreat after his inspired youth and early training in the province of Amdo under the guidance of several extraordinary Buddhist masters. With determination and

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The Life of Shabkar has long been recognized by Tibetans as one of the masterworks of their religious heritage. Shabkar Tsogdruk Rangdrol devoted himself to many years of meditation in solitary retreat after his inspired youth and early training in the province of Amdo under the guidance of several extraordinary Buddhist masters. With determination and courage, he mastered the highest and most esoteric practices of the Tibetan tradition of the Great Perfection. He then wandered far and wide over the Himalayan region expressing his realization. Shabkar's autobiography vividly reflects the values and visionary imagery of Tibetan Buddhism, as well as the social and cultural life of early nineteenth-century Tibet.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559391542
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
712
Sales rank:
1,183,266
Product dimensions:
7.02(w) x 9.83(h) x 1.81(d)
Lexile:
1170L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Prefaceix
Acknowledgmentsxi
Translator's Introductionxiii
A Celebration of Shabkarxxxi
The Life Story
Introduction3
1Early Years15
2Renouncing the World27
3Meeting My Teacher39
4Retreat at the Hermit's Cave49
5Meditation at Tigress Fort65
6At The Heart of the Lake95
7Meditation at Mount Machen155
8At White Rock Monkey Fortress179
9Pilgrimage to Central Tibet205
10The Ravines of Tsari243
11At Mount Kailash275
12Pilgrimage to Nepal349
13Meditation at Lapchi395
14Return to Central Tibet447
15Return to Domey485
Conclusion541
Appendices
1Introduction to the teachings dealt with in the biography547
2Shabkar's spiritual teachers557
3Chogyal Ngakyi Wangpo's ancestry565
4Kunzang Dechen Gyalpo and the Wish-fulfilling Gem, Hayagriva and Varahi569
5Shabkar's writings577
6Shabkar's disciples589
List of Abreviations593
Glossary of Enumerations595
Bibliograpy607
Maps617
Table of Songs, Letters, Teachings, and Major Events625
Indexes
1General index633
2Index of persons, deities, and sacred images655
3Index of places679
4Index of Tibetan works693

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