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Dangerous Friend, The Teacher-Student Relationship in Vajrayana Buddhism
By: Nga-la Rig'dzin Dorje

Dangerous Friend,  Rigdzin Dorje

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Author: Nga-la Rigdzin Dorje
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1570628572 / 9781570628573
Publication Date: 2001

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Product Code: 10622

Description About the author Contents
Although Tibetan Buddhism continues to grow in popularity, the crucial relationship between teacher and student remains largely misunderstood. In Dangerous Friend, the author - an experienced Western practitioner and teacher - offers an in-depth exploration of that mysterious and complex bond, a relationship of paramount importance in Vajrayana Buddhist practice.
According to Vajrayana tradition, the student must have complete trust in the teacher (the "dangerous friend") if he or she is to achieve any understanding. It is the teacher's responsibility to uphold the integrity of the tradition, the basis of which is compassion for all beings, by transmitting it properly to an appropriate student. Likewise, it is the student's responsibility to meet the challenge of carrying on the lineage of teachings. By entering such a relationship, both teacher and student accept the burden of protecting those teachings by understanding them completely and correctly, by practicing them fully and faultlessly, and by transmitting them without omission or corruption.

Dangerous Friend, Rigdzin Dorje,Shambhala Publications, Paperback,
121 pages, $15.95

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