It consists of four texts. 'The Buddhism of Tibet' explains the principal topics and central practices of Buddhism. 'The key to the middle way' tells the true meaning of emptiness. 'The precious Garland' analyses the Buddha's teaching on emptiness. 'The song of the Four Mindfulnesses' contains all the essentials of Sutra and Tantra.The Buddhism of Tibet consists of four texts, the first two written by the fourteenth Dalai Lama himself and the remaining two chosen by him for Western readers: The Buddhism of Tibet explains the principal topics and central practices of Buddhism. The Key to the Middle Way leads the student to the discovery of the true meaning of emptiness. The Precious Garland by Nagarjuna is famous for its descriptions of the Bodhisattva path of compassion and for its clear, concise analysis of the Buddha`s teaching on emptiness. The Song of the Four Mindfulnesses contains all the essentials of sutra and tantra. It is to be used as a basis for meditations on mindfulness of the guru, altruism, deity yoga and emptiness.
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Jeffrey Hopkins, Ph.D., served for a decade as the interpreter for the Dalai Lama. A Buddhist scholar and the author of more than thirty-five books, he is Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia, where he founded the largest academic program in Tibetan Buddhist studies in the West.
His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, was born to a peasant family in the Amdo region of northeastern Tibet in 1935, and was recognized at the age of two as the reincarnation of his predecessor, the Thirteenth Dalai Lama. Today, he is considered the world's foremost Buddhist leader. The exiled spiritual head of the Tibetan people and a Nobel Peace Laureate is a remarkable Buddhist teacher and scholar. In addition, he has also become a global spiritual leader, whose commitment to peace and nonviolence has been widely recognized, and whose message of universal and individual responsibility has won worldwide admiration and acclaim. He travels extensively, speaking eloquently in favor of ecumenical understanding, kindness and compassion, respect for the environment, and, above all, world peace.Language Notes:
Text: English, Tibetan (translation)
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Book Description Allen & Unwin, 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 42940869