Guru Rinpoche: His Life and Times

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Shambhala, 16 set 2002 - 360 pagine
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To Tibetan Buddhists, Guru Rinpoche is a Buddha. This book recounts Guru Rinpoche's historic visit to Tibet and explains his continuing significance to Buddhists. In doing so, it illustrates how a country whose powerful armies overran the capital of China and installed a puppet emperor came to abandon its aggressive military campaigns: this transformation was due to Guru Rinpoche, who tamed and converted Tibet to Buddhism and thereby changed the course of Asian history. Four very different Tibetan accounts of his story are presented: one by Jamgon Kongtrul; one according to the pre-Buddhist Tibetan religion Bön, by Jamyang Kyentse Wongpo; one based on Indian and early Tibetan historical documents, by Taranata; and one by Dorje Tso. In addition, there are supplications by Guru Rinpoche and visualizations to accompany them by Jamgon Kongtrul. Guru Rinpoche is part of The Tsadra Foundation series published by Snow Lion Publications. The Tsadra Foundation takes its inspiration from the nineteenth-century nonsectarian Tibetan scholar and meditation master Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye, and is named after his hermitage in eastern Tibet, Tsadra Rinchen Drak. The Foundation's programs reflect his values of excellence in both scholarship and contemplative practice, and a recognition of their mutual complementarity.
 

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I value the entire work, but most especially Appendix 2: Buddhism and Poetry, where the author lucidly points out that Buddhist texts have a history of great poetry and of being sung to beautiful tunes. May the time come soon when this flowers in English, as it surely must. Leggi recensione completa

Guru Rinpoche: His Life and Times (Tsadra Foundation Series)

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A selection of translations and commentary by Zangpo (the Tibetan name of Hugh Leslie Thompson), the translator of other key Buddhist texts, this book attempts to afford Westerners some glimpse of ... Leggi recensione completa

Indice

Preface
9
Buddhism History and the Truth
27
Buddhist History after the Buddha
49
India in Guru Rinpoches Era
73
Guru Rinpoche Nowin Print
89
Visualizations to Accompany the Supplications
111
The Immaculate White Lotus by Dorje Tso
129
Notes to the Supplications
295
Buddhism and Poetry
315
A LotusBorn Master before Guru Rinpoche
329
Notes
349
Bibliography
357
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Ngawang Zangpo (Hugh Leslie Thompson) lives in Santa Cruz, CA. He completed two three-year retreats under the direction of the late Kalu Rinpoche. His previous books published by Snow Lion are "Jamgon Kongtrul's Retreat Manual" & "Enchantment". He contributed to the work of Kalu Rinpoche's translation group's books "Myriad Worlds" & "Buddhist Ethics". He presently works on translation projects under the direction of Chadral Rinpoche, Bokar Rinpoche, & Lama Tarchin Rinpoche.

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