Author: Geshe Ngawang DhargyeyPublisher: Library of Tibetan Works & ArchivesYear: 2003Language: EnglishPages: 216ISBN/UPC (if available): 8185102384
Comprising the class notes of the first year-long course given at LTWA, this book gives a thorough but accessible introduction to Buddhist teaching as presented in the Tibetan tradition of the 'Graded Path to Enlightenment'. Not only are the principle aspects of this path, such as renunciation - the wish for liberation, the altruistic aspiration to enlightenment and the correct understanding of voidness explained in theory, but the Venerable Geshe offers practical advice from his own experience as to how to implement the teaching and integrate them with the mind. An account of Buddha's life provides further introduction to Buddhism in general and some insight into Tibetan monastic training can be gained from the author's autobiography, while numerous anecdotes throughout the book introduce many of the personalities significant in the history of Indian as well as Tibetan Buddhism.
Foreword by the Junior Tutor to HH, the Dalai LamaPublisher's NoteAutobiography of Geshe Ngawang DhargyeyThe Twelve Principal Deeds of the BuddhaThe Four Noble TruthsThe Fully Endowed Human BodyDeath AwarnessThe Three Lower Realms of ExistenceRenunciationTaking RefugeThe Qualities of the BuddhaThe Law of Cause and EffectVirtuous KarmaThe Three ScopesThe Six PerfectionsVipasyanaThe Five Paths of the HinayanaThe Five Paths of the MahayanaThe Tenm Bodhisattva GroundsThe Four Buddha BodiesBuddhahoodAppendix 1: The Seven-Limb PunjaAppendix 2: GuruyogaGlossaryIndex