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Freeing the Heart and Mind: Part Three: Teachings of the Sakya Path

Freeing the Heart and Mind: Part Three: Teachings of the Sakya Path

by Sakya Trichen


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A plain-English introduction to a major school of Tibetan Buddhism, by His Holiness the Sakya Trichen, its emeritus head.


Collected from teachings by His Holiness, this book is a warm and comprehensive introduction to the Buddhist path as told by the patriarch of the Sakya order. His Holiness offers explanations of the philosophical tenets of the Mahayana path and in particular the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism—giving down-to-earth advice for practicing in the world today, including

• the principles of tantra,
• the value of retreat,
• the history of the Sakya lineage,
• ecology from a Buddhist perspective,
• biographies of great women practitioners,
• and other fascinating topics.

This is a must-read for anyone interested in following a Buddhist spiritual path.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781614296331
Publisher: Wisdom Publications MA
Publication date: 05/12/2020
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

His Holiness the Sakya Trichen is the revered forty-first throneholder of the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism, in a long line of great masters that dates back to 1073. He is a member of the Khon family, who have been important teachers of Buddhism in Tibet since the eighth century. A brilliant master, he manifests profound wisdom and compassion, and his command of English renders his teachings particularly beneficial to students in the West. He was born in 1945 in Sakya, Tibet, and in 1959 relocated with tens of thousands of Tibetan people to India, where he continues to live and work tirelessly to rebuild the Sakya tradition. He has guided the establishment of hundreds of monasteries, nunneries, colleges, and Dharma centers around the world. His seat in the Western hemisphere is Tsechen Kunchab Ling in Walden, New York.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Part 1 The Buddhist Path

1 The Four Noble Truths 3

2 Preliminary Practices and Their Importance 13

3 The Value of Retreat 27

Part 2 The Sakya Tradition

4 Basic Teachings 33

5 The Sakya Lineage in Historical Context 37

6 How the Lamdré Teaching Began 47

7 An Introduction to the Triple Vision 53

8 Biographies of Great Sakya Women and Their Early Contemporaries 75

Part 3 Principles of Tantra

9 Finding the Spiritual Master 95

10 Essence of Tantra 103

11 Process of Tantra 115

Part 4 Dharma in Present Lives, Future Lives, and the World

11 Overcoming Anger and Obstacles 127

13 Stages of the Bardo 135

14 Dharma in Everyday Life 141

15 Global Ecology from a Buddhist Perspective 145

16 Advice from a Spiritual Friend 151

About the Author 159

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