This is a ground-level, practice-oriented presentation of Tibetan Buddhism—personal and very accessible. The book begins with the awakening of students' interest in spirituality and the initial encounter with Tibetan Buddhism, then leads us through all the steps necessary for successful practice in the West. Included is succinct counsel on finding an appropriate teacher, receiving empowerments, becoming active in a center, and launching and sustaining a Vajrayana practice. Special emphasis is placed on the potential pitfalls, and the marvelous benefits, of the guru-disciple relationship.
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About the Author
Bruce Newman has studied and practiced Tibetan Buddhism mostly in the Kagyu and Nyingma traditions for almost thirty years. He spent eleven years in India and Nepal studying under his primary teacher, Venerable Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche. Mr. Newman also completed a four-year retreat at Kagyu Samye Ling in Scotland. For the past ten years he has been practicing and teaching under the guidance of Venerable Gyatrul Rinpoche in Ashland, Oregon.
Table of Contents
|1||Buddha-Nature: The Ground||1|
|3||Finding a Teacher||19|
|6||Path Buddha-Nature: Instruction and Practice||51|
|8||Getting It Wrong||71|
|9||Systems and Stages of Practice||87|
|10||The Four Noble Truths||95|
|11||The Four Thoughts||105|
|12||Ngondro: Refuge and Bodhichitta||119|
|13||Ngondro: Vajrasattva Practice and Mandala Offerings||131|
|14||Ngondro: Guru Yoga and Devotion||137|
|17||Dzogrim and the Body||173|
|18||The Path of Liberation||187|
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