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This Precious Life: Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on the Path to Enlightenment
     

This Precious Life: Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on the Path to Enlightenment

by Khandro
 

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Using the traditional Tibetan Buddhist framework of the Four Reminders—the preciousness of human birth, the truth of impermanence, the reality of suffering, and the inescapability of karma—Khandro Rinpoche explains why and how we could all better use this short life to pursue a spiritual path and make the world a better place. The book includes

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Using the traditional Tibetan Buddhist framework of the Four Reminders—the preciousness of human birth, the truth of impermanence, the reality of suffering, and the inescapability of karma—Khandro Rinpoche explains why and how we could all better use this short life to pursue a spiritual path and make the world a better place. The book includes contemplative exercises that encourage us to appreciate the tremendous potential of the human body and mind.

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"The Four Reminders, explained here, form the bedrock of Buddhist practice. Khandro Rinpoche has had the benefit of combining religious upbringing and training with modern education, which lends a refreshing contemporary clarity to her explanation."—His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

"Khandro Rinpoche's teachings on the four elemental realities of our lives offer an inspired and vivid opportunity to connect with the profound simplicity of the Buddha's wisdom."—Sakyong Mipham, author of Turning the Mind into an Ally

"This is a gem of a book, and throughout Khandro Rinpoche is uncompromisingly direct in her discussion of topics that are often stumbling blocks for Westerners."— Buddhadharma

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590301746
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
02/15/2005
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
463,680
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

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From the Publisher
"The Four Reminders, explained here, form the bedrock of Buddhist practice. Khandro Rinpoche has had the benefit of combining religious upbringing and training with modern education, which lends a refreshing contemporary clarity to her explanation."—His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

"Khandro Rinpoche's teachings on the four elemental realities of our lives offer an inspired and vivid opportunity to connect with the profound simplicity of the Buddha's wisdom."—Sakyong Mipham, author of Turning the Mind into an Ally

"This is a gem of a book, and throughout Khandro Rinpoche is uncompromisingly direct in her discussion of topics that are often stumbling blocks for Westerners."— Buddhadharma

Meet the Author

Born in India in 1967, Khandro Rinpoche is the daughter of Tibetan meditation master His Holiness Mindrolling Trichen and is herself a renowned teacher in the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. She is the head of a Tibetan Buddhist nunnery in India and divides her time between teaching in the West, running the nunnery, and supporting charity projects for Tibetan refugees in India.

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