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The Lost Teachings of Lama Govinda  -  Living Wisdom from a Modern Tibetan Master
The Lost Teachings of Lama Govinda - Living Wisdom from a Modern Tibetan Master

The Lost Teachings of Lama Govinda - Living Wisdom from a Modern Tibetan Master

by Richard Power

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Language

English

Publisher

New Age Books

ISBN

9788178223360 - Year: 2009 - Pages: 155

Binding

Paperback

Richard Power

Author: Richard Power
Publisher: New Age Books
Year: 2009
Language: English
Pages: 155
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788178223360

Description

The author in The Lost Teachings of Lama Govinda digs through the treasure trove of Govinda’s many writings, as well as his private letters and other archival materials, and brings forth nuggets of pure gold. He also mines the memoirs of several other luminaries who met and were inspired by Govinda, such as Huston Smith and W.Y. Evans-Wentz, and shares the wisdom they gleaned from him.

This work is a must read for anyone interested in the development of Tibetan Buddhism in the West. It also serves as a wonderful and lucid introduction to Tibetan mysticism. For the first time in book form, we find Govinda’s best essays on contemporary spirituality, addressing such issues as:

- Buddhism in relation to mystical Christianity, Western psychology, and scientific consciousness studies

- The I Ching—the ancient Chinese ‘Book of Changes’ as the key to a profound worldview

- Meditation as a path to transformation

REVIEW:

“Govinda as a prolific writer and Power’s portrait of him distills this reservoir of spiritual literature down to its essence, presenting ancient mysteries in an accessible and inspiring manner. I give it two thumbs up.”,
—Glenn H. Mullin, author of over twenty books on Tibetan Buddhism, including The Fourteen Dalai Lamas and Mystical Verses of a Mad Dalai Lama

Contents

Foreword by LAMA SURYA DAS
Introduction: Within the white Cloud: Life and Work of Lama Govinda, by RICHARD POWER

1. From Theravada to Zen
2. The Act of Will and Its Role in the Practice of Meditation
3. Teilhard de Chardin in the Mirror of Eastern Thought
4. Drugs and Meditation: Consciousness Expansion and Disintegration versus Concentration and Spiritual Regeneration
5. Meditation
6. A New Way to look at the I Ching
7. Questions and Answers: Human Dimensions Seminar, June 1975

Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index

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