The Heart of Tibet

The Heart of Tibet

This book offers a collection of magnificent photographs depicting Tibet -- its breathtaking landscape, the grandeur and sanctity of its monasteries, and the lives of the people engaged in different economic activities -- interwoven with ...

Author: Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho

Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd

ISBN: 1932705716

Category: Travel

Page: 208

View: 897

This book offers a collection of magnificent photographs depicting Tibet -- its breathtaking landscape, the grandeur and sanctity of its monasteries, and the lives of the people engaged in different economic activities -- interwoven with lucidly written short explanatory texts on Buddhist ideals and the Tibetans treading on the path of Buddhism. The book consists of two sections -- the first a collection of the teachings of His Holiness the fourteenth Dalai Lama which reflects on the happiness of the human mind and the spiritual uplift of mankind. The second elaborates on the way of life in Tibet, throwing light on economic and social aspects, particularly the part played by religion.
Categories: Travel

From the Heart of Tibet

From the Heart of Tibet

" This is the story of a young boy, born in 1946 to inherit the role of high-ranking lama.

Author: Elmar R. Gruber

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834822296

Category: Religion

Page: 336

View: 311

"The story of Drikung Chetsang Rinpoche’s life," notes the Dalai Lama, "encompasses a remarkably broad range of Tibetan experience over the past fifty years." This is the story of a young boy, born in 1946 to inherit the role of high-ranking lama. When the Chinese army invaded, his family escaped the country, but he and the other monks in his monastery were rounded up by soldiers and sent to an indoctrination school. After surviving almost two decades of the Cultural Revolution in Tibet, during which time lamas and aristocrats were persecuted and jailed, Chetsang Rinpoche walked out of Tibet alone and found his way to Kathmandu, Nepal. Eventually, after living as a refugee and an immigrant, he fully took on leadership of the Drikung lineage by founding the Drikung Kagyu Institute in India. Since then the teachings of this lineage have spread around the world after nearly being lost.
Categories: Religion

The Heart of the World

The Heart of the World

The Heart of the World is one of the most captivating stories of exploration and discovery in recent memory—an extraordinary journey to one of the wildest and most inaccessible places on earth and a pilgrimage to the heart of the Tibetan ...

Author: Ian Baker

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110111780X

Category: Religion

Page: 544

View: 792

The myth of Shangri-la originates in Tibetan Buddhist beliefs in beyul, or hidden lands, sacred sanctuaries that reveal themselves to devout pilgrims and in times of crisis. The more remote and inaccessible the beyul, the vaster its reputed qualities. Ancient Tibetan prophecies declare that the greatest of all hidden lands lies at the heart of the forbidding Tsangpo Gorge, deep in the Himalayas and veiled by a colossal waterfall. Nineteenth-century accounts of this fabled waterfall inspired a series of ill-fated European expeditions that ended prematurely in 1925 when the intrepid British plant collector Frank Kingdon-Ward penetrated all but a five-mile section of the Tsangpo’s innermost gorge and declared that the falls were no more than a “religious myth” and a “romance of geography.” The heart of the Tsangpo Gorge remained a blank spot on the map of world exploration until world-class climber and Buddhist scholar Ian Baker delved into the legends. Whatever cryptic Tibetan scrolls or past explorers had said about the Tsangpo’s innermost gorge, Baker determined, could be verified only by exploring the uncharted five-mile gap. After several years of encountering sheer cliffs, maelstroms of impassable white water, and dense leech-infested jungles, on the last of a series of extraordinary expeditions, Baker and his National Geographic–sponsored team reached the depths of the Tsangpo Gorge. They made news worldwide by finding there a 108-foot-high waterfall, the legendary grail of Western explorers and Tibetan seekers alike. The Heart of the World is one of the most captivating stories of exploration and discovery in recent memory—an extraordinary journey to one of the wildest and most inaccessible places on earth and a pilgrimage to the heart of the Tibetan Buddhist faith.
Categories: Religion

The Heart of the Buddha

The Heart of the Buddha

Divided into three parts, the book begins with a discussion about the open, inquisitive, and good-humored qualities of the “heart of the Buddha”—an “enlightened gene” that everyone possesses.

Author: Chogyam Trungpa

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834821257

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 697

In The Heart of the Buddha, the Tibetan meditation master Chögyam Trungpa presents the basic teachings of Buddhism as they relate to everyday life. The book is divided into three parts. In "Personal Journey," the author discusses the open, inquisitive, and good-humored qualities of the "heart of the Buddha," an "enlightened gene" that everyone possesses. In "Stages on the Path," he presents the three vehicles—Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana—that carry the Buddhist practitioner toward enlightenment. In "Working with Others," he describes the direct application of Buddhist teachings to topics as varied as relationships, drinking, children, and money. The Heart of the Buddha reflects Trungpa’s great appreciation for Western culture and deep understanding of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, which enabled him to teach Westerners in an effective, contemporary way.
Categories: Religion

Awakening the Mind Lightening the Heart

Awakening the Mind  Lightening the Heart

Author: Lama Dalai

Publisher: HarperSanFrancisco

ISBN: 0060616881

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 920

The Tibetan Buddhist leader teaches the way to enlightenment through compassion
Categories: Religion

Penthouse of the Gods A Pilgrimage Into the Heart of Tibet and the Sacred City of Lhasa

Penthouse of the Gods   A Pilgrimage Into the Heart of Tibet and the Sacred City of Lhasa

Author: Theos Bernard

Publisher: Benson Press

ISBN: 9781443726740

Category: Travel

Page: 428

View: 763

ryruwi PENTHOUSE of the GODS A Pilgrimage into the Heart of Tibet and the Sacred City of Lhasa By THEOS BERNARD CHARLES SCRIBNER S SONS NEW YORK CHARLES SCRIBNERS SONS LTD LONDON To VIOLA CONTENTS. I. ECSTASY I II. THE QUEST 28 III. GYANTSft 62 IV. TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE 91 V. FROM GYANTSfi TO LHASA 124 VI. THE FORBIDDEN CITY 161 VII. SHRINES, AND MORE SHRINES 185 VIII. I AM INITIATED 204 IX. I ESCAPE WITH MY LIFE 221 X. FURTHER EDUCATION OF A LAMA 243 XI. MORE SIGHTS, MORE CEREMONIES 267 XII. SIDELIGHTS AND INSIGHTS 289 XIII. GATHERING UP THE LAST THREADS 310 INDEX 339 ILLUSTRATIONS The white Lama Theos Bernard Frontispiece FACING PAGE Temple worship 6 Worship in the Temple of the Dalai Lama 7 Great mesh screens protect gold images 8 A Deity in the Chamber of Horrois 9 Under the Tibetan Plateau 36 lake among the clouds 37 Head lama of the Kaigyupa Monastery 42 A Tibetan mendicant with his teapot 42 It never pays to poison 43 Asking for alms 43 The author crossing a trail through a cliff 46 My transport winding its way up the Lhasa Valley 47 Resting at the foot of Chumolhari 50 Crossing a i6, ooo-fbot pass 51 One of the guardians at the Gyants6 Monastery 64 Temple carvings and paintings by Lama artists 65 Mural painting of the late Dalai Lama 66 A mural painting of one of their Goddesses 67 fix Illustrations FACING PAGE The Kigu Banner hangs one hour once a year 72 The famous black hat dance 73 Jewelled headdress worn by noblewomen from Tsang province 80 Back view of same headdress 80 Tsarong Lacham of Lhasa 80 Rear view of headdress worn by noblewomen of Central Tibet 80 Jigme 8 Tenna Rajah 81 Tsarong Shap6 8 1 Mary 8x Tibetan children 108 Tibetan children 109 Crossing those mountainousplateaus of solitude 132 A small Tibetan village where author spent the night 133 The Penthouse of the Gods taken from Chakpori 146 Stairways leading into the temple of the Penthouse of the Goda 147 The author before the Holy of Holies 1 50 A street scene in Lhasa 1 51 Presents sent by the government on my arrival 1 66 The author with two of his Tibetan lady friends 167 The author with the Prime Minister of Tibet 167 A Tibetan artist at work 172 A young carver 173 I Illustrations FACING PAGE Lamas reading proof 173 The Dalais printing establishment at the Potala 174 Stacks where wood blocks are kept at the Dalai Lamas printing establishment 175 The golden gargoyle on the roof over the late Dalai Lamas tomb 1 86 A door handle 186 Temple decorations 186 Incense burner and ornaments 187 The author photographing among the Lamas 190 Coppcrwarc made by native craftsmen 191 The author with the King Regent of Tibet 194 Bodyguard of the King Regent 195 The author next to the glowing altar of thousand lights 200 Ceremony at tomb of the late Dalai Lama 201 Trail leading around old Chakpori 214 Shrine of the thousand Buddhas 2x5 The author examining Tibetan manuscripts A Tibetan scholar A Tibetan beggar A moments pause a 37 A daily news bulletin hanging in the bazaar at Lhasa 250 Sounding trumpets from top of the Potala 251 Drcpung Monastery, the largest in the world 256 xi Illustrations FACING PAGE Sunrise service at Drepung Monastery 257 Sera Monastery, second largest in Tibet 278 The four head Lamas of Sera Monastery 279 The author with the lay and Lama officials of the Dalai Lama 316 The author visiting with the Rakasha family 317 Yaks used for transport in Tibet 330 A Tibetan Burial 331Crossing a river m a Tibetan Yak-skin boat 33 x Ganden Monastery, third largest in Tibet 334 A Lama debating 335 The golden image of the coming Buddha 336 A golden image of Buddha 337 A PENTHOUSE OF THE GODS CHAPTER I ECSTASY EE began to stir in the middle of the night, as preparations were being made for the great ceremony. With the dawn I was awakened by the rhythmic beating of drums, the ceaseless drone of sixteen-foot trumpets and the vibrant chant ing of thousands of Lamas, as they filed their way to the slab paved courtyard of the famous temple...
Categories: Travel

Buddha s Not Smiling

Buddha s Not Smiling

While a complete picture of this controversy has been blurred by the media's focus on international Buddhist celebrities, Buddha's Not Smiling challengers Readers to Judge for themselves the health of Tibetan Buddhism today.

Author: Erik D. Curren

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe

ISBN: 8120833317

Category: Buddhism

Page: 321

View: 109

Interest in Buddhism has exploded in the last couple of decades, and millions of people around the world view Tibetan Buddhism as the religion's most pure and authentic form. Yet, a political conflict among Tibetan lamas themselves is now poised to tear the Tibetan Buddhist world apart and threaten the ntegrity of its thousand-year old teachings. On August 2, 1993, Rumtek monastery was attacked. Its monks were expelled and the cloister was turned over to supporters of a boy-lamas appointed by the Chinese government. But Rumtek was not in China, and its attackers were not Communist troops. Rumtek was in India, the refuge for most exiled Tibetans. And it was Tibetan lamas and monks themselves who led the siege. Yet, evidence shows that Chinese agents directly supported Tibetan lamas and monks who attacked Rumtek monastery. While a complete picture of this controversy has been blurred by the media's focus on international Buddhist celebrities, Buddha's Not Smiling challengers Readers to Judge for themselves the health of Tibetan Buddhism today.
Categories: Buddhism

The Essence of the Heart Sutra

The Essence of the Heart Sutra

Collects teachings as presented by the Dalai Lama in 2001 to more than eight thousand attendees, addressing such topics as the nature of emptiness and selflessness while providing background information on Buddhism and additional commentary ...

Author: Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861712847

Category: Philosophy

Page: 179

View: 966

Collects teachings as presented by the Dalai Lama in 2001 to more than eight thousand attendees, addressing such topics as the nature of emptiness and selflessness while providing background information on Buddhism and additional commentary. Reprint.
Categories: Philosophy

Into the Heart of Life

Into the Heart of Life

Forty years ago, Tenzin Palmo was one of the early Western women to meet the lamas coming out of Tibet and to study the Tibetan Buddhist teachings deeply.In her second book, she invites Western readers into the heart of the Tibetan Buddhist ...

Author: Tenzin Palmo

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781459614642

Category: Buddhism

Page: 295

View: 442

Hidden from the rest of the world, high in the Himalayan mountains, the people of Tibet developed a science of the mind over the centuries it took the West to build cars and planes. Forty years ago, Tenzin Palmo was one of the early Western women to meet the lamas coming out of Tibet and to study the Tibetan Buddhist teachings deeply.In her second book, she invites Western readers into the heart of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. In her characteristically clear and insightful style, she introduces us to the essential teachings on impermanence, happiness and compassion, and shows how we can use them to enhance our lives. She also shares some of the highest wisdom teachings on emptiness and enlightenment.Whether or not you are a Buddhist, Into the Heart of Life can help you develop more sanity, wisdom, compassion and fulfillment in your life.- 'rarely are Buddhist teachings presented with such vivid immediacy and insight as in this gleaming jewel of a book! Stimulating, challenging and wonderfully motivating, Jetsunma's book will be treasured both by newcomers and seasoned practitioners alike.' -David Michie, author of Buddhism for Busy People- 'tenzin Palmo is one of the most genuine and accomplished of Western practitioners.' -Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart
Categories: Buddhism

The Heart is Noble

The Heart is Noble

The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa presents a collection of teachings imparted to 16 American college student visitors to India with whom he discussed a wide range of pressing world issues while offering counsel on living in harmony with others and ...

Author: O-rgyan-ʼphrin-las-rdo-rje (Karma-pa XVII)

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781611800012

Category: Religion

Page: 191

View: 860

The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa presents a collection of teachings imparted to 16 American college student visitors to India with whom he discussed a wide range of pressing world issues while offering counsel on living in harmony with others and the planet.
Categories: Religion

The Heart Is Noble

The Heart Is Noble

If you are inspired to take up his challenge, the Karmapa offers a path for participating in a global community that is based on compassion.

Author: The Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834828100

Category: Religion

Page: 216

View: 284

If you are inspired to take up his challenge, the Karmapa offers a path for participating in a global community that is based on compassion. In these chapters, he shares his vision for bringing social action into daily life, on a scale we can realistically manage through the choices we make every day—what to buy, what to eat, and how to relate honestly and bravely with our friends and family and coworkers. His fresh and encouraging perspective shows us that we have the strength to live with kindness in the midst of the many challenges we face as socially and environmentally conscious beings. Because he sees the world through the lens of the interdependence of all beings, he sees that humans can change social and environmental problems by changing their attitudes and actions. And so, he shows ways that we can change our world by changing ourselves—by examining our own habits of consumption and by being willing to look into how our food reaches our table and how the products we buy are made. In his chapter on gender, he points out that we don’t have to label others according to a social construct. If his viewpoint seems optimistic, it is—and it’s also demanding. The Karmapa calls on us to open our mind and heart to the innumerable connections we share with others—in our families, communities, social systems, and on our planet. Thanks to the depth of his spiritual training, and the breadth of his curiosity about the world and his love for it, he presents a relevant framework for understanding what it means to be human now—and why it’s imperative that we concern ourselves with the well-being of all others. He points to a world we can create through our own effort, using a resource we already have in abundance—the basic nobility of our human heart.
Categories: Religion

Heart Lamp

Heart Lamp

This redesigned edition of The Heart of the Matter and Lamp of Mahamudra features illuminating introductions and a new foreword, bringing Rangdröl’s timeless message to contemporary seekers.

Author: Tsele Natsok Rangdrol

Publisher: Rangjung Yeshe Publications

ISBN: 9789627341604

Category: Religion

Page: 198

View: 620

Tsele Natsok Rangdröl is renowned in the Kagyü and Nyingma schools of Tibetan Buddhism for his brilliant scholarship, profound exposition, and meditative accomplishment. Comprised of two of his most important texts, this collection presents four essential Buddhist strands of philosophical viewpoint and meditation technique: the teachings of the Prajnaparamita (Perfection of Wisdom) body of literature; the philosophy of the Middle Way; Mahamudra meditation; and Dzogchen teachings and practice. The theme of these teachings is that in every person’s heart, mind, and spirit there is an identical essence that makes that person a living Buddha. The focus is on how to realize that essence through “effortless” training based on the four techniques. Since the training is unbound by cultural or temporal limitations, the truth the book conveys is as valuable today as it was in centuries past. This system has been applied by people from many walks of life, giving them a simple method to not only withstand life’s challenges but to transcend them. This redesigned edition of The Heart of the Matter and Lamp of Mahamudra features illuminating introductions and a new foreword, bringing Rangdröl’s timeless message to contemporary seekers.
Categories: Religion

The Heart Sutra Explained

The Heart Sutra Explained

The Heart Sutra Explained offers new insights on "form is emptiness, emptiness is form," on the mantra "gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi svaha," and on the synthesis of Madhyamika, Yogacara, and tantric thought that characterized the ...

Author: Donald S. Lopez

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0887065899

Category: Religion

Page: 230

View: 660

Renowned for its terse declaration of the perfection of wisdom, the Heart Sutra is the most famous of Buddhist scriptures. The author draws on previously unexamined commentaries, preserved only in Tibetan, to investigate the meanings derived from and invested into the sutra during the later period of Indian Buddhism. The Heart Sutra Explained offers new insights on "form is emptiness, emptiness is form," on the mantra "gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi svaha," and on the synthesis of Madhyamika, Yogacara, and tantric thought that characterized the final period of Buddhism in India. It also includes complete translations of two nineteenth century Tibetan commentaries demonstrating the selective appropriation of Indian sources.
Categories: Religion

Wisdom and Compassion

Wisdom and Compassion

This expanded edition Wisdom and Compassion: The Sacred Art of Tibet brings us even closer to the gentle people and the luminous culture of the Land of Snows by showing, explaining, and celebrating two hundred forty-one of its finest and ...

Author: Marilyn M. Rhie

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 0810982048

Category: Art

Page: 488

View: 300

Illustrates, explains and celebrates 241 examples of Tibetan sacred art of the 9th to 12th centuries. The authors discuss the religious meaning and use of tangkas, Buddhist iconography and the aesthetics of tangka paintings, sculpture and mandalas.
Categories: Art

The Heart of Compassion

The Heart of Compassion

This is the radical theme of this extraordinary set of instructions, a training manual composed in the fourteenth century by the Buddhist hermit Ngulchu Thogme, here explained in detail by one of the great Tibetan Buddhist masters of the ...

Author:

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781590304570

Category: Religion

Page: 266

View: 485

andlt;p style="margin-bottom: 6pt;"andgt;What would be the practical implications of caring more about others than about yourself? This is the radical theme of this extraordinary set of instructions, a training manual composed in the fourteenth century by the Buddhist hermit Ngulchu Thogme, here explained in detail by one of the great Tibetan Buddhist masters of the twentieth century, Dilgo Khyentse. andlt;p style="margin-bottom: 6pt;"andgt;In the Mahayana tradition, those who have the courage to undertake the profound change of attitude required to develop true compassion are called bodhisattvas. Their great resolveandmdash;to consider othersandrsquo; needs as paramount, and thus to attain enlightenment for the sake of all living creaturesandmdash;carries them beyond the limits imposed by the illusions of andldquo;Iandrdquo; and andldquo;mine,andrdquo; culminating in the direct realization of reality, transcending dualistic notions of self and other. andlt;p style="margin-bottom: 6pt;"andgt;This classic text presents ways that we can work with our own hearts and minds, starting wherever we find ourselves now, to unravel our small-minded preoccupations and discover our own potential for compassion, love, and wisdom. Many generations of Buddhist practitioners have been inspired by these teachings, and the great masters of all traditions have written numerous commentaries. Dilgo Khyentseandrsquo;s commentary is probably his most extensive recorded teaching on Mahayana practice.
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The Dawn of Tibet

The Dawn of Tibet

Have a good heart. Do not differentiate between those of high status and those of
low status. Have a virtuous heart. ... The aspiration to improve the well-being of
communities is at the heart of spirit-mediumship in upland Tibet, however one ...

Author: John Vincent Bellezza

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442234628

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 140

This unique book reveals the existence of an advanced civilization where none was known before, presenting an entirely new perspective on the culture and history of Tibet. In his groundbreaking study of an epic period in Tibet few people even knew existed, John Vincent Bellezza details the discovery of an ancient people on the most desolate reaches of the Tibetan plateau, revolutionizing our ideas about who Tibetans really are. While many associate Tibet with Buddhism, it was also once a land of warriors and chariots, whose burials included megalithic arrays and golden masks. This first Tibetan civilization, known as Zhang Zhung, was a cosmopolitan one with links extending across Eurasia, bringing it in line with many of the major cultural innovations of the Late Bronze Age and Iron Age. Based on decades of research, The Dawn of Tibet draws on a rich trove of archaeological, textual, and ethnographic materials collected and analyzed by the author. Bellezza describes the vast network of castles, temples, megaliths, necropolises, and rock art established on the highest and now depopulated part of the Tibetan plateau. He relates literary tales of priests and priestesses, horned deities, and the celestial afterlife to the actual archaeological evidence, providing a fascinating perspective on the origins and development of civilization. The story builds to the present by following the colorful culture of the herders of Upper Tibet, an ancient people whose way of life is endangered by modern development. Tracing Bellezza’s epic journeys across lands where few Westerners have ventured, this book provides a compelling window into the most inaccessible reaches of Tibet and a civilization that flourished long before Buddhism took root.
Categories: History

Tibet in My Heart

Tibet in My Heart

In this age of hustle and bustle, coloring book is a therapeutic way to unwind and be more mindful and present. My intentions behind creating this book stemmed from the lack of representation of my people in the media and other mediums.

Author: Tenzin Namdol

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798553052836

Category:

Page: 71

View: 508

A mindful Tibetan coloring book for children and adults. Pause, Reflect, inhale, exhale and color away your blues. In this age of hustle and bustle, coloring book is a therapeutic way to unwind and be more mindful and present. My intentions behind creating this book stemmed from the lack of representation of my people in the media and other mediums. I am from Tibet and I am proud of my roots and heritage but it was disheartening to realize our experience is not represented. I hope my hand drawn illustrations will bring a smile on a girl/boy from the Himalayan mountains out there and validate their existence and experience . Wherever we are in the diaspora, Tibet shall always reside in our hearts .
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Tibet

Tibet

Presents a photographic tribute to Buddhist spirituality and culture, and offers insider depictions of the pilgrimages made by the great lamas of eastern Tibet and the lives of hermit monks in remote Kham.

Author: Matthieu Ricard

Publisher:

ISBN: 0500289050

Category: Photography

Page: 232

View: 680

Presents a photographic tribute to Buddhist spirituality and culture, and offers insider depictions of the pilgrimages made by the great lamas of eastern Tibet and the lives of hermit monks in remote Kham.
Categories: Photography

Freeing the Heart and Mind

Freeing the Heart and Mind

His Holiness Sakya Trizin is the head of one of the four major traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. Freeing the Heart and Mind is his first book. This beautiful cloth volume will be a treasure for students of Buddhism both new and old.

Author: Sakya Trizin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861716388

Category: Philosophy

Page: 170

View: 769

Freeing the Heart and Mind perfect introduction to the basic teachings of Buddhism, wisdom, compassion, and liberation for all beings. Learning about Buddhism is a gradual process, a process that lasts a lifetime and is deeply rooted in tradition and personal experience. Sakya Trizin expertly presents the essential Buddhist teachings of the four noble truths, compassion, and the correct motivation for practice. This lovely book also includes a biography of the Indian saint and Sakya forefather Virupa as well as the classic Sakya teaching on ?parting from the four attachments. His Holiness Sakya Trizin is the head of one of the four major traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. Freeing the Heart and Mind is his first book. This beautiful cloth volume will be a treasure for students of Buddhism both new and old.
Categories: Philosophy