Essential Tibetan Buddhism
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Published:
[San Francisco] : HarperSanFrancisco, [1995].
Status:
Shirlington Adult Nonfiction
294.3923 THURM
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Robert Thurman expertly and lucidly surveys the basic teachings and varieties of Tibetan Buddhism. A concise summary of Buddhism's development across Asia, with particular emphasis on its evolution in Tibet, provides a vital orientation, but the core of this much-needed volume is the first-ever collection of key Tibetan teachings on Buddhism and attaining enlightenment. Here are all the essential texts, freshly translated: the hymns to Tara, the liberator goddess; the riddle-like songs of Milarepa, the wandering poet-saint of the Himalayas; instructions for living the compassionate Bodhisattva Way of Life; selections from The Tibetan Book of the Dead; and more.Excerpts from rarely published tantric practice texts complement Geshe Chaykawa's Seven Point Mind Training and selections from Nagarjuna's Five Stages. Master teachers from all the major schools - Longchempa, Nagarjuna, Shantideva, Atisha, and Tsong Khapa - speak to the modern reader, providing advice on how to integrate Tibetan Buddhism into daily life.Further enhanced by explanatory notes and a bibliography designed to serve as an introductory course, Essential Tibetan Buddhism is a unique guide to this rich spiritual tradition, invaluable to newcomers and seasoned students alike.
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Book
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
317 pages ; 22.
Language:
English
ISBN:
0062510487, 0062510517 (pbk.), 0785808728 (Castle)

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Includes bibliographical references.
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Publisher varies.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Thurman, R. A. F. (1995). Essential Tibetan Buddhism. First edition. [San Francisco]: HarperSanFrancisco.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Thurman, Robert A. F. 1995. Essential Tibetan Buddhism. [San Francisco]: HarperSanFrancisco.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Thurman, Robert A. F, Essential Tibetan Buddhism. [San Francisco]: HarperSanFrancisco, 1995.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Thurman, Robert A. F. Essential Tibetan Buddhism. First edition. [San Francisco]: HarperSanFrancisco, 1995. Print.

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