The World of Tibetan Buddhism: An Overview of Its Philosophy and Practice

The World of Tibetan Buddhism An Overview of Its Philosophy and Practice With characteristic humility His Holiness the Dalai Lama begins this landmark survey of the entire Buddhist path by saying I think an overview of Tibetan Buddhism for the purpose of providing a comp

  • Title: The World of Tibetan Buddhism: An Overview of Its Philosophy and Practice
  • Author: Dalai Lama XIV Gelshe Thupten Jinpa Richard Gere
  • ISBN: 9780861710973
  • Page: 166
  • Format: Paperback
  • With characteristic humility, His Holiness the Dalai Lama begins this landmark survey of the entire Buddhist path by saying, I think an overview of Tibetan Buddhism for the purpose of providing a comprehensive framework of the path may prove helpful in deepening your understanding and practice In this book, the Dalai Lama delivers a presentation that is both concise andWith characteristic humility, His Holiness the Dalai Lama begins this landmark survey of the entire Buddhist path by saying, I think an overview of Tibetan Buddhism for the purpose of providing a comprehensive framework of the path may prove helpful in deepening your understanding and practice In this book, the Dalai Lama delivers a presentation that is both concise and profound, accessible and engaging As readers explore Tibetan Buddhism fully than ever before, they will find in His Holiness a great friend and authority.

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    1. Imo a very good book to read if you don't know much about buddhism at all yet. Sometimes I needed to reread some sentences for them to make sense to me, though, which is a little embarrassing but well, I didn't know much when I started the book and repeatedly forgot two rather important words. (In my defense: I need to take some meds that kind of impair, you know, my brain. ;))I also think the fact that the Dalai Lama doesn't try to convince anyone or "make someone" believe in what he says is wh [...]

    2. (IN SPANISH BELOW)"The World of Tibetan Buddhism", by His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama, is a clear, concise overview of the whole Buddhist system of thought and practice. The text corresponds to Gueshe Thupten Jinpa's (Google him if you don't know who he is and his work) edited transcription of a series of talks His Holiness gave in London at the end of the eighties, so the tone and explanations which can be found here are precisely aimed at provided Westerners with a vantage point about the whol [...]

    3. The part about Buddhism, the theoretical part, was to hard for me to comprehend. I don't think he explained it for people who don't know much about Buddhism. I think it's more for people who already has a vast knowledge about this subject. However, I enjoyed the second chapter where he talked about altruism. It gave me a new perspective about some things.

    4. Something (or several things) may have been lost in translation with this one.The Dalai Lama's work tends to be pretty dense and can be quite the slog. That said, it usually contains some pretty interesting insight, even when I'm half lost. I feel bad giving this book 2 stars, but I had a lot of trouble with it, and gained so little from it.Given the title, I was expecting an overview on Tibetan Buddhism, perhaps something of a summary explaining how it differs from other forms of Buddhism. You [...]

    5. I have never come away from one of HH The Dalai Lama's books without being a better person for having read it and also without having an increase in the desire to help all sentient beings in whatever way I can. I'm not even halfway through this book as of yet and already I am noticing this. His writings are so very inspiring. I feel very blessed to live in a time when I can read his books and learn from his wonderful teachings. This book goes into quite some depth on many of the fascinating teac [...]

    6. Gli ideali spiegati sono interessanti ma ho la netta sensazione che il Dalai Lama sia in continua contraddizione. Afferma un concetto e poi propone un esempio che smonta completamente quanto affermato prima. Parla della realtà vacua, del fatto che non dobbiamo dipendere dagli altri, dagli oggetti e poi parla degli stati del mondo dicendo che siamo interconnessi e che farsi guerra crea un maggiore sviluppo di armi. Non è abbattere l'affermazione iniziale? Illuminatemi!

    7. The Dalai Lama is a very powerful figure in Buddhism which shares his wisdom of the Tibetan teachings of Buddhism. This is a beginning guide to Tibetan teachings; he explains the wisdom and benefits of meditation and what teachings are followed. Sutras and Tantras are explained but not given in detail.

    8. I'm starting on my buddhist path. I don't suggest this book to get started on it. Its very detailed into the theology and teachings of Tibetan Buddhism and the differences between other Buddhist teachings. Very technical.

    9. good overview esp if you have a dharma practice. might be overwhelming/confusing for someone unfamiliar with concepts. but if you're even remotely interested, don't sell yourself short. emptiness awaits.

    10. Great book. Little deep at times but a great overview of Buddhism beliefs. Made me a little bit of a better person while I was reading it that is.

    11. A really interesting book on Tibetan Buddhism, however it can be a little overwhelming because of the large amount of new terms and concepts.

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