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Title:
Counsels from my heart
Author:
Bdud-ʼjoms ʼJigs-bral-ye-śes-rdo-rje, 1904-1987.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Boston : Shambhala, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
xiv, 122 pages ; 20 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781570628443
Format :
Book

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Counsels from My Heartis one of the few volumes of Dudjom Rinpoche's teachings ever translated and published. The book features timeless teachings presented in a style that is direct and sharp, bringing this great teacher, who was known for not mincing his words, vividly to life. Topics include: A brief history of Buddhism. A succinct description of the Three Jewels, the three central principles of Buddhism. A description of the notion of the self and how that notion leads to the cyclic state of suffering of all beings. A section introducing the concept of the bardo, or states of mind in between life and death. Many practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism have been waiting for this book-and they will not be disappointed.


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