ISBN 9781611800395,On the Path to Enlightenment

On the Path to Enlightenment



Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9781611800395

ISBN-10 1611800390

Paper Back

Number of Pages 317 Pages
Language (English)

Religion & Culture

This anthology reflects the different stages of the spiritual journey in the tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, as told through a dynamic selection of teachings from the great masters of all times. Best-selling author Matthieu Ricard was inspired to put together this compilation by a meeting he had with the Tibetan spiritual master Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, who told the author, "When one realizes the depth of view of the various schools of Tibetan Buddhism and we see also that they all lead to the same goal without contradicting each other, we see that only ignorance can lead us to adopt a sectarian view." With that in mind, Ricard has gathered pith teachings from the masters of all times and traditions to illuminate the path: the view, meditation, and action.

The book is broken into four sections: Turning the mind to the path The foundations of the practice The path Removing obstacles Each of these is broken down into parts--for example, taking refuge, the six perfections, deepening the practice--as taught by a vast array of meditation masters from every tradition.