The world of Tibetan Buddhism : an overview of its philosophy and practice / Tenzin Gyatso, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama ; translated, edited, and annotated by Geshe Thupten Jinpa ; foreword by Richard Gere

Author(s): Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV, 1935-
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Subjects: Buddhism--China--Tibet Autonomous Region
Buddhism--Doctrines
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English, Tibetan (translated from)
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Boston : Wisdom Publications, c1995
LC Classification: B, BQ
Table of Contents: Foreword
Preface
Technical Note
Introduction 3
Pt. I. General Buddhism 7
The Divisions of Vehicles 9
The First Turning of the Wheel of Dharma 15
The Second Turning: The Doctrine of Emptiness 23
The Third Turning: Buddha-nature 27
Different Explanations of Selflessness 31
The Four Seals of Buddhism 37
The Mahayana Path of Emptiness and Compassion 41
Pt. II. An Altruistic Outlook and Way of Life 57
The Benefits of Altruism 59
Recognizing the Enemy Within 67
Overcoming Anger and Hatred 77
Oneself and Others: Exchanging Places 85
Pt. III. The Vajrayana Buddhism of Tibet 91
The Distinctive Features of Tantra 93
The Divisions of Tantra 103
Initiation: Empowerment 105
Pledges and Vows 111
Tantric Practice: The First Three Classes of Tantra 115
Advanced Tantric Practice: Highest Yoga Tantra 125
Translator's Notes 157
Glossary of Terms 175
Bibliography 183
Index 199
Additional Authors: Thupten Jinpa
Notes: LCCN: 94030512
ISBN: 0861711009 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0861710975 (pbk : alk. paper) :$14.00
Includes bibliographical references and index
Physical Description: xii, 210 p. ; 24 cm
OCLC Number: 30894582
ISBN/ISSN: 0861711009
0861710975

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