A Beginner's Guide to Tibetan Buddhism: Notes from a by Bruce Newman

By Bruce Newman

It is a ground-level, practice-oriented presentation of Tibetan Buddhism—personal and intensely available. The publication starts with the awakening of scholars' curiosity in spirituality and the preliminary come upon with Tibetan Buddhism, then leads us via all of the steps priceless for winning perform within the West. incorporated is succinct counsel on discovering a suitable instructor, receiving empowerments, changing into lively in a middle, and launching and maintaining a Vajrayana perform. certain emphasis is put on the capability pitfalls, and the tremendous advantages, of the guru-disciple relationship. 

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Other titles include geshe and khenpo. D. Whether or not a geshe or khenpo is realized is hard to say. They are generally strict monks who teach in a very thorough, methodical style. Druppon means retreat master, someone with great meditative expe­ rience who oversees a long group retreat. Expect him to be very ascetic, to emphasize retreat, and to teach that if you simply practice more dili­ gently, everything will be all right. ) Finding a Teacher 25 All monasteries have "throne-holders," the most revered lamas of their monasteries.

Different teachers are masters of different systems of meditation and will encourage their students to do these practices. Many teachers have var­ ious projects that demand much volunteer labor such as building or pub­ lishing. Students of these teachers must be willing to delay or postpone their own aspirations or practice to participate in these activities. Chinese students like their teachers fat— they feel it’s a sign of vast merit. Westerners like theirs thin, perhaps a sign of desirelessness.

Different teachers are masters of different systems of meditation and will encourage their students to do these practices. Many teachers have var­ ious projects that demand much volunteer labor such as building or pub­ lishing. Students of these teachers must be willing to delay or postpone their own aspirations or practice to participate in these activities. Chinese students like their teachers fat— they feel it’s a sign of vast merit. Westerners like theirs thin, perhaps a sign of desirelessness.

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