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Dzogchen : the heart essence of the great perfection : Dzogchen teachings given in the West / by His Holiness the Dalai Lama ; translated by Geshe Thupten Jinpa and Richard Barron (Chökyi Nyima) ; edited by Patrick Gaffney.

By: Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV, 1935-.
Contributor(s): Thupten Jinpa | Barron, Richard, 1952- | Gaffney, Patrick D, 1947-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Ithaca, NY : Snow Lion Publications, c2000Description: 271 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 155939157X; 9781559391573.Subject(s): Rdzogs-chenDDC classification: 294.3/420423
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [249]-256) and index.

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The School of the Ancients (Nyingmapa) is one of four principal schools of Tibetan Buddhism. The primary teaching of this school is known as Dzogchen, literally "Great Perfection." It expresses a view of reality based on meditative practice and a unique understanding of the nature of the mind. The Dalai Lama, supreme head of Tibetan Buddhism, is a master who speaks from within the heart of this tradition. On four separate occasions, he has taught on Dzogchen in the West--in Paris (1982), London (1984), Helsinki (1988), and San Jose (1989). This volume is essentially the edited record of his teachings on Dzogchen on these occasions. Included as an afterword is a teaching on Dzogchen given by Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche at the San Jose session. Background essays set each of the primary teachings in context. Twelve photographs complement the text. One could hardly ask for a more authentic example of contemporary Tibetan Buddhist oral teaching in the classical Nyingmapa tradition. This is not, however, a book for beginners, as it assumes familiarity with both Tibetan Buddhist thought and its technical vocabulary. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty and researchers; professionals and practitioners. J. P. McDermott Canisius College

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The exiled 14th Dalai Lama was born on July 6, 1935 to a peasant family living in a former Tibetan village. He was recognized as the reincarnation of the previous spiritual leader of his nation at the age of two and enthroned on February 22, 1940. In 1959 he and 100,000 followers fled the country following a failed revolt against the Communist Chinese forces that had occupied Tibet for almost a decade. <p> Since that time, the Dalai Lama has met with numerous world leaders and U. N. officials in a tireless effort to free his country and preserve the traditional Tibetan way of life. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 and has been awarded honorary citizenships by many international cities and countries, as well as multiple honorary degrees and human rights awards. In 2007 the Dalai Lama received the United States Congressional Gold Medal. He has written many books and lectures around the world. His book, My Spiritual Journey, made the iBooks bestseller list in 2016. He is the author of the best seller, The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World, with the Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams. <p> (Bowker Author Biography) The Dalai Lama, spiritual & political leader of the Tibetan people & a Nobel Peace Laureate, has in the last decade become a global spiritual leader whose message of universal & individual responsibility has won worldwide acclaim. <p> (Publisher Provided)

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