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  Peacock in the Poison Grove: Two Buddhist Texts on Training the Mind
By: Geshe Lhundub Sopa




 
Our Price: $19.95
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Author: Lhundub Sopa, Geshe
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0861711858 / 9780861711857
Publication Date: 2001

Product Code: 11050
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"Peacock in the Poison Grove" is one of the finest books ever published on the Kadam tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, whose basic program of "mind training" (lojong) was adopted or adapted by every other Tibetan order. The two long poems translated here, attributed to Atisa's guru, Dharmaraksita, are among the oldest and most dramatic of the mind training texts, woven as they are of startling imagery and a quintessentially Tibetan admixture of sutra and tantra practices, as well as conventional and ultimate perspectives on the world. "Peacock in the Poison Grove" provides lucid translations of the texts, and a humane and learned commentary revealing why Geshe Sopa has long been regarded as one of the greatest living scholars of Tibetan Buddhism. Sweet and Zwilling's historical and thematic introduction is a model of textual detective work and lucid contextualization which helps us understand the world in which these poems arose and why they continue to speak to us today. "Peacock in the Poison Grove" belongs on the shelf- and a readily accessible one at that!- of every scholar and every practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism.

Peacock in the Poison Grove, Geshe Lhundub Sopa, Wisdom Publications, 311 pages, $19.95

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