In the Presence of Masters: Wisdom from 30 Contemporary Tibetan Buddhist Teachers (Paperback)
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Thirty of the most creative, eloquent, and energetic Tibetan Buddhist teachers of Westerners in recent decades are featured in this collection of teachings that are certain to be highly treasured by all students of Buddhism. The contributors are masters who helped establish Buddhism in the West, founding centers in North America, Great Britain, Australia, and Europe; publishing books in English; and gaining recognition among Western Buddhists. Their teachings, drawn exclusively from the spoken word as given in talks and seminars, convey the directness and power for which the oral tradition is so valued in Buddhism.
The book highlights the teachings of the practice lineages, the branch of Tibetan Buddhism that emphasizes meditation practice, personal experience, and spiritual realization. Selections are thematically organized, including topics such as the major approaches to the spiritual path, meditation and other practices, Buddhist ethics, tantric practice, and the role of the teacher.
Includes the following teachers:
Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche - Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche - Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche - Deshung Rinpoche - Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche - Drubwang Tsoknyi Rinpoche - Dudjom Rinpoche - Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche - The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche - Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche - Gen Lamrimpa - The Third Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche - Kalu Rinpoche - Venerable Khandro Rinpoche - Khenpo Konchog Gyaltsen - Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche - Lama Lodo - Lama Thubten Yeshe Rinpoche - Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche - Nyoshul Khenpo Rinpoche - Ringu Tulku Rinpoche - Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche - Sogyal Rinpoche - Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche - Thinley Norbu Rinpoche - Thrangu Rinpoche - Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche - Tulku Thondup Rinpoche - Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche - Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
About the Author
Reginald A. Ray, PhD, is a faculty member at Naropa University and is President and Spiritual Director of the Dharma Ocean Foundation, which is dedicated to the practice, study, and preservation of the teachings of Chogyam Trungpa. He is also the author of many books, including Indestructible Truth and In the Presence of Masters.