A Beginner's Guide to Tibetan Buddhism

Practice, Community, and Progress on the Path

By Bruce Newman

- Paperback
PREORDER: Expected to ship after 04/19/2022.
Shambhala Publications
Pages: 304
Size: 6 x 9
ISBN: 9781559395038

A real-world guide to the seemingly other-worldly tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.

Many who are curious about Buddhist ideas eventually find themselves reaching a point where they are exposed to aspects of Tibetan Buddhism but are unsure what participating in the tradition and its practices entails. In this warm, candid, and practical guide from a longtime practitioner, Bruce Newman offers guidance on the role of a teacher and finding one that is a good match; a clear explanation of what initiation means; how to approach practice in community; and a comprehensive outline of Tibetan Buddhist practices done both on and off the cushion. Special emphasis is placed on the potential pitfalls—and the marvelous benefits—of the guru-disciple relationship.