The Tibetan Buddhism Reader [NOOK Book]

Overview

Here is a portable collection of inspiring readings from the revered masters of Tibetan Buddhism. The Tibetan Buddhism Reader includes quotations from major lineage figures from the past such as Padmasambhava, Atisha, Sakya Pandita, Marpa, Milarepa, and Tsongkhapa. Also featured are the writings of masters from contemporary times including the Dalai Lama, Dudjom Rinpoche, Khyentse Rinpoche, Sakya Tridzin, Chögyam Trungpa, and others. Topics include cultivating compassion, letting go of ego, learning to become ...

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The Tibetan Buddhism Reader

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Overview

Here is a portable collection of inspiring readings from the revered masters of Tibetan Buddhism. The Tibetan Buddhism Reader includes quotations from major lineage figures from the past such as Padmasambhava, Atisha, Sakya Pandita, Marpa, Milarepa, and Tsongkhapa. Also featured are the writings of masters from contemporary times including the Dalai Lama, Dudjom Rinpoche, Khyentse Rinpoche, Sakya Tridzin, Chögyam Trungpa, and others. Topics include cultivating compassion, letting go of ego, learning to become more alert and present in our lives, and developing a clear perception of our own true nature.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780834823075
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/28/2010
  • Series: Shambhala Publications
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 932,450
  • File size: 310 KB

Meet the Author

Reginald A. Ray, PhD, is a faculty member at Naropa University and is President and Spiritual Director of the Dharma Ocean Foundation, which is dedicated to the practice, study, and preservation of the teachings of Chögyam Trungpa. He is also the author of many books, including Indestructible Truth and In the Presence of Masters.
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So what exactly is Buddha nature? It is the sky-like nature of our mind. Utterly open, free, and limitless, it is fundamentally so simple and so natural that it can never be complicated, corrupted, or stained, so pure that it is beyond even the concept of purity and impurity. As it is said, “It is simply your flawless, present awareness, cognizant and empty, naked, and awake.” —Sogyal Rinpoche



While a sailor has a boat, he should cross the ocean; . . . while a poor man has a wish-granting cow he should milk it; while a traveler has a superb horse, he should ride it to faraway places. Now, while you have a precious human life and a teacher who embodies the buddhas of the past, present, and future, think with great joy and enthusiasm how you will travel the highway of sacred Dharma, drawing ever closer to the ultimate goal of liberation and enlightenment. —Shabkar

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