Trainings in Compassion

The following article is from the Winter, 2004 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here.


The practice of the deity of compassion Avalokiteshvara is one of the main introductory meditation practices presented in Tibetan Buddhist centers across North America and Europe. Trainings in Compassion includes translations of key Kagyu lineage meditation manuals authored by the great Tibetan siddha Thangtong Gyalpo, the renowned nineteenth century master Jamgon Kongtrul, and the Fifteenth Gyalwang Karmapa, Khakhyab Dorje.

The book also includes teachings on the nature of compassion by the highly regarded teacher Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, praises to Avalokiteshvara by the Indian master Chandrakirti, and a fresh translation of the famed Mahayana text The Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva.

Tyler Dewar translates for Nalandabodhi Buddhist centers and lives in Seattle, WA.

(See page 6 for an excerpt, by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, from Trainings in Compassion.)

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