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The Path of Individual Liberation (volume 1)

The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma

SKU# 9781611801040




Shambhala Publications | 04/15/2014
Pages: 680 | Size: 6 x 9
ISBN: 9781611801040

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This comprehensive guide to the body of Buddhist teachings known as the hinayana brings together theory and practice in a way that reveals contemplative experience to be inseparable from the traditional concepts used to describe it. Based on teachings from the Vajradhatu Seminaries—the three-month-long meditation-and-study retreats that Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche led annually from 1973 to 1986—it covers in detail topics such as the four noble truths, karma, the four foundations of mindfulness, meditation, the refuge vows, the three jewels, the five skandhas, and more. The Path of Individual Liberation, along with its two companion volumes, presents a complete map of the Tibetan Buddhist path from beginning to middle to end, from a teacher who had an extraordinary ability to convey the buddhadharma to the hearts and minds of his students.

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"Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche had a particular genius in presenting the Dharma to Western audiences. . . . These volumes display the far-reaching goodness that can be created in the world when compassion and devotion come together. "—H.H. the Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje

"The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma is truly a precious resource for all Buddhist practitioners and for those willing to explore and learn the complete teachings of the Buddha. This is Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s banquet for lovers of the spiritual path in this twenty-­first century—and a great gift to the development of Western Buddhism. "—Buddhadharma

"The compassionate heart of my teacher, the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, shines through in this, his articulation of the entire Buddhist path. He never lost sight of the fact that every aspect of the teaching is about nothing else than the freedom of awakening-and his great gift is that he never lets any of us lose sight of that either. "—Pema Chödrön

"One of the most remarkable and brilliant teachers of modern times. "—Jack Kornfield


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