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A Torch Lighting the Way to Freedom: Complete Instructions on the Preliminary Practices
     

A Torch Lighting the Way to Freedom: Complete Instructions on the Preliminary Practices

by Dudjom Rinpoche, Jigdrel Yeshe Dorje, Padmakara Translation Group (Translator)
 

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Teachings on the foundational practices of Tibetan Buddhism by a renowned and beloved master--now in paperback.

     In this book, Dudjom Rinpoche explains a key text attributed to Padmasambhava, the great Indian meditation master credited with bringing the Buddha's teachings to Tibet. The instructions here are clear, direct, and

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Teachings on the foundational practices of Tibetan Buddhism by a renowned and beloved master--now in paperback.

     In this book, Dudjom Rinpoche explains a key text attributed to Padmasambhava, the great Indian meditation master credited with bringing the Buddha's teachings to Tibet. The instructions here are clear, direct, and personal, illuminating the heart of Vajrayana Buddhist practice and philosophy. Included is the root text ("The Heart Essence of the Dakini") by Padmasambhava and the commentary by Dudjom Rinpoche. Of interest to practitioners of all schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

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“Renowned Tibetan Buddhist master H. H. Dudjom Rinpoche offers Dharma teachings drawn from an array of subjects. Sharp, forthright, direct—this work is a treasure of heart advice.”—Tricycle 

“The detailed commentary by world-renowned meditation master and teacher Dudjom Rinpoche makes it accessible to students at all levels of Buddhist practice. Solidly anchored in Eastern spiritual tradition, A Torch Lighting the Way to Freedom speaks very clearly to those listening with a Western ear.”—Anna Jedrziewski, New Age Retailer 

“Like a coach prepping an athlete for heightened performance, Dudjom Rinpoche leads the practitioner systematically through the stages of preparing for Tantra.”—Buddhadharma 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781611804034
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
12/06/2016
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
1,307,869
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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From the Publisher
“Renowned Tibetan Buddhist master H. H. Dudjom Rinpoche offers Dharma teachings drawn from an array of subjects. Sharp, forthright, direct—this work is a treasure of heart advice.”—Tricycle

“The detailed commentary by world-renowned meditation master and teacher Dudjom Rinpoche makes it accessible to students at all levels of Buddhist practice. Solidly anchored in Eastern spiritual tradition, A Torch Lighting the Way to Freedom speaks very clearly to those listening with a Western ear.”—Anna Jedrziewski, New Age Retailer

“Like a coach prepping an athlete for heightened performance, Dudjom Rinpoche leads the practitioner systematically through the stages of preparing for Tantra.”—Buddhadharma

Meet the Author

DUDJOM RINPOCHE, JIGDREL YESHE DORJE (1904-1987) was a highly revered Buddhist meditation master and the leader of the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. He also traveled and taught extensively, proving instrumental in bringing Buddhism to people in Europe, North America, and other parts of Asia. He founded a teaching and meditation center in Dordogne, France, in 1980, where he lived until his death in 1987. This is one of the few volumes of teachings by this legendary master to become available in English. It features commentary on one of the most famous and useful teachings from the great historical meditation master, Padmasambhava (eighth century).

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