Beginner's Guide to Tibetan Buddhism: Notes from a Practitioner's Journey

Beginner's Guide to Tibetan Buddhism: Notes from a Practitioner's Journey

by Bruce Newman

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ISBN-13: 9781559392112
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 06/15/2004
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.95(h) x 0.66(d)

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

Dedicationvi
Prefacevii
Acknowledgmentsviii
Introductionix
1Buddha-Nature: The Ground1
2The Teacher11
3Finding a Teacher19
4Empowerment29
5Centers39
6Path Buddha-Nature: Instruction and Practice51
7Getting Started61
8Getting It Wrong71
9Systems and Stages of Practice87
10The Four Noble Truths95
11The Four Thoughts105
12Ngondro: Refuge and Bodhichitta119
13Ngondro: Vajrasattva Practice and Mandala Offerings131
14Ngondro: Guru Yoga and Devotion137
15Kyerim147
16Rituals159
17Dzogrim and the Body173
18The Path of Liberation187
19Fruition195
AppendixThe Future207
Notes211

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