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Foundations of Tibetan Buddhism

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A cycle of teachings delivered by His Eminence at a meditation retreat in Marcola, Oregon, in 1982.

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Beginning with an overview of the Buddhist path, Kalu Rinpoche goes on to explain the preliminary practices of taking refuge, prostrations, Dorje Sempa purification meditation, mandala practice, guru yoga and the guru-disciple relationship. He then discusses the vows of the lay person, the bodhisattva, and the tantric practitioner. The book closes with a wonderful explanation of meditation both with and without an object and and the key points of mahamudra meditation.

"All things or beings produce sounds according to their own nature and to the particular state in which they find themselves. This is because these beings and things are aggregates of atoms that dance and by their movements produce sounds. When the rhythm of the dance changes, the sound it produces also changes... Each atom perpetually sings its songs and the sound creates each moment dense and subtle sound forms. Just as there exist creative sounds, there exist destructive sounds. He who is able to produce both can, at will, create or destroy."

Venerable Kalu Rinpoche (1905-1989) was the senior meditation master of the Kagyu Order, who lived in Darjeeling, India after 1960. A teacher of the XVI Karmapa and the present Dalai Lama, he founded fifty Dharma centers around the world and established the first 3-year retreat centers (traditional lama training) in the West.

Author Kalu Rinpoche
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 193 pp.
Publisher Snow Lion Publications 1999
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