On the Path to Enlightenment: Heart Advice from the Great Tibetan Masters

On the Path to Enlightenment: Heart Advice from the Great Tibetan Masters

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Author/Contributor(s): Ricard, Matthieu
Publisher: Shambhala
Date: 06/25/2013
Binding: Paperback
Condition: NEW
An anthology of the most inspiring and instructive texts on spiritual enlightenment from great Tibetan masters--handpicked by a best-selling author and Tibetan Buddhist monk

Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard has selected and translated some of the most profound and inspiring teachings from the eight traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. The selected teachings are from the Buddha himself, Nagarjuna, Guru Rinpoche, Atisha, Shantideva, and Asanga; the great masters of the past, Thogme Zangpo, the Fifth Dalai Lama, Milarepa, Longchenpa, and Sakya Pandita; and contemporary masters, including the Fourteenth Dalai Lama and Mingyur Rinpoche. The teachings address such topics as:

- The nature of the mind
- The foundations of taking refuge, generating altruistic compassion, acquiring merit, and following a teacher
- View, meditation, and action
- How to remove obstacles and make progress on the Buddhist path

Inspired by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Ricard creates his anthology with Khyentse's religious philosophy in mind: "When we come to appreciate the depth of the view of the eight great traditions [of Tibetan Buddhism] and also see that they all lead to the same goal without contradicting each other, we think, 'Only ignorance can lead us to adopt a sectarian view.'"