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Essential Practice
By: Thrangu Rinpoche

Essential Practice

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Author: Thrangu Rinpoche
Translator: Jules Levinson
Format: 9781559391818
ISBN: Paperback
Publication Date: 2002

Product Code: 11524

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Essential Practice is an accessible and authoritative portrait of a bodhisattva's view, meditation, and conduct by one of the foremost masters of the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism and the tutor of H.H. the Seventeenth Karmapa. Teaching on Kamalashila's treatises outlining the stages of meditation, Thrangu Rinpoche explains the need for compassion and the way to develop it, the necessity for a bodhisattva's vast and durable altruism, as well as the means to generate, stabilize, and fortify it and the elements key to the meditative practices of calm abiding and insight. An engaging element of Essential Practice is the lively interaction of Thrangu Rinpoche with students and members of the faculty of Naropa University as he unfolds the text for them.

With exceptional generosity, Thrangu Rinpoche took delight in fielding basic and knotty questions that were put to him by relative newcomers and relatively seasoned practitioner/scholars. This record of a masterful teacher's instructions will help students old and new to determine what is essential to the practice of Buddhism and thereby bring the Buddha's teachings into their own experience. Essential Practice presents an incomparable wisdom on the methodology and means of meditation, as well as the ways in which to bring oneself to the transcendence of selfless behavior.

"The great Indian master Kamalashila's 'Stages of Meditation in the Middle Way School' opens the door of philosophy and practice to meditators at all levels. With brevity, it covers all the main topics one needs to know from developing compassion, through numerous methods of meditation, to the ultimate realization of full awakening. Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche has a unique ability to bring forth the central issues of a text and make them available to a contemporary audience. This text will certainly bring great benefit to all those who encounter it."
--His Holiness the Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinle Dorje

Essential Practice, Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, Snow Lion Publications, Paperback, 216 pages, $21.95

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