ISBN 9781569570289,The Essence Of Buddhism

The Essence Of Buddhism

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Shambhala Publication Inc

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9781569570289

ISBN-10 1569570280


Number of Pages 208 Pages
Language (English)


This comprehensive guide to the Buddhist path from the Tibetan point of view is as accessible as it is complete. Traleg Kyabgon breaks the teachings down conveniently into the three traditional "vehicles," while never letting us forget that the point of all the Dharma is nothing other than insight into the mind and heart. Along the way he provides vivid definitions of fundamental Buddhist concepts such as compassion, emptiness, and Buddha-nature and answers common questions such as: Why does Buddhism teach that there is "no self"? Are Buddhist teachings pessimistic? Does Buddhism encourage social passivity? What is the role of sex in Buddhist tantra? Why is it said that samsara is nirvana? Does it take countless lifetimes to attain enlightenment, or can it be achieved in a moment?