Enlightened Vagabond

Enlightened Vagabond

The Life and Teachings of Patrul Rinpoche
By Matthieu Ricard
Edited by Constance Wilkinson
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    The Life and Teachings of Patrul Rinpoche

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    ISBN: 9780834840669
    The life and teachings of the wandering yogi Patrul Rinpoche—a highly revered Buddhist master and scholar of nineteenth-century Tibet—come alive in true stories gathered and translated by the French Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard over more than thirty years, based on the oral accounts of great contemporary teachers as well as written sources. Patrul’s life story reveals the nature of a highly realized being as he transmits the Dharma in everything he does, teaching both simple nomads and great lamas in ways that are often unconventional and even humorous, but always with uncompromising authenticity.
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    "Enlightened Vagabond enshrines fascinating life stories of the great Patrul, a celebrated scholar and adept roaring in the silent caves of Tibet’s high mountains with the sounds of definitive wisdom and unconditional love that can now reverberate in the hearts of all readers, lay and adept, thanks to this precious book." —Tulku Thondup Rinpoche, author of Masters of Meditation and Miracles

    "Patrul Rinpoche is universally revered by all Tibetan lamas, and his life is a rich source of teaching on what constitutes true Dharma practice. The anecdotes of his life show, with sharp humor, the authentic way, often exposing the traps and deceptions of human and institutional folly. Matthieu Ricard has a unique and intimate connection with the masters of this lineage. This book will become a classic and is a must-read for all who wish to explore the heart essence of Tibetan Buddhism." —Ringu Tulku, author of Confusion Arises as Wisdom

    "Patrul Rinpoche is one of the greatest Tibetan masters of the past few hundred years. He was a deeply learned scholar and also a humble yogi who renounced fame and power to devote his life to practice and guiding others along the path. The experiential lineage that he taught continues to this day. His teachings have influenced countless meditators, including scholars and yogis from all four of Tibet’s main Buddhist lineages. This wonderful book paints an inspiring portrait of this great master. It will be of great benefit to all those interested in the path of awakening." —Mingyur Rinpoche, author of The Joy of Living

    "Even though he is not alive, Patrul Rinpoche is still able to make us feel uncomfortable and to cut through the hypocrisy or insecurities that we have as students. This can transform our lives. Even if we try to ignore this uncomfortableness, his compassionate activity continues to haunt us in spite of our thick-skinned ignorance. I feel that this book is invaluable for those who are studying Patrul Rinpoche's writings such as The Words of My Perfect Teacher. It will give us a greater understanding of what he is transmitting." —from the foreword by Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche

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