Essential Tibetan Buddhism

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9780062510488: Essential Tibetan Buddhism

The popularity of Tibetan Buddhism continues to grow, in this book Robert Thurman offers the first comprehensive insiders view of Tibetan Buddhism through its own vibrant literature. Contains a glossary, explanatory notes, suggested further reading and directories of monasteries, sacred sites and key teachers.

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‘A clear, engaging overview of Tibetan Buddhist ritual and practice. If you’re a visual learner, you’ll love this book.’
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Expertly and lucidly surveying the basic varieties and teachings of Tibetan Buddhism, renowned scholar Robert Thurman makes this authentic spiritual tradition available to contemporary Western audiences as never before. The very first collection of key Tibetan teachings on Buddhism and attaining enlightenment, 'Essential Tibetan Buddhism' includes all the vital texts, freshly translated.

Robert A. F. Thurman, the Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Studies at Columbia University, 'is a prolific translator and writer, a powerful advocate for the liberation of Tibet and the Dalai Lama's cultural liaison to America' '(New York Times Magazine)'. His books include a new translation of 'The Tibetan Book of the Dead' and 'Inside Tibetan Buddhism'.

"A vibrant, accessible introduction to the heart of Tibetan Buddhism through its own rich literature from 'the most visible and charismatic exponent of Tibetan Buddhism'"
RODGER KAMENTZ 'New York Times Magazine'

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