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Turning confusion into clarity : a guide to the foundation practices of Tibetan Buddhism

Author: Yongey Mingyur, Rinpoche; Helen Tworkov
Publisher: Boston : Snow Lion, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Advice and encouragement from a leading spiritual teacher and popular author on how to approach the foundational practices of Tibetan Buddhism. For anyone interested in Buddhist practice and philosophy, this book gives detailed instruction and friendly and inspiring advice for those embarking on the Tibetan Buddhist path in earnest. By offering guidance on how to approach the process and giving instruction for  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yongey Mingyur, Rinpoche; Helen Tworkov
ISBN: 9781611801217 1611801214
OCLC Number: 871218615
Description: xiii, 369 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. One Entering the Path --
1. First Steps --
2. Meditation: The Essential Tool --
3. Glimpses of My Gurus --
pt. Two The Four Common Foundation Practices --
4. The First Thought That Turns the Mind: Precious Human Existence --
5. The Second Thought That Turns the Mind: Impermanence --
6. The Third Thought That Turns the Mind: Karma --
7. The Fourth Thought That Turns the Mind: Suffering --
pt. Three The Four Unique Foundation Practices --
8. The First Unique Practice: Taking Refuge --
9. The Second Unique Practice: Purification --
10. The Third Unique Practice: Mandala: The Accumulation of Wisdom and Merit --
11. The Fourth Unique Practice: Guru Yoga --
12. After Ngondro.
Responsibility: Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche with Helen Tworkov ; foreword by Matthieu Ricard.

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"Advice and encouragement from a leading spiritual teacher and popular author on how to approach the foundational practices of Tibetan Buddhism. For anyone interested in Buddhist practice and philosophy, this book gives detailed instruction and friendly and inspiring advice for those embarking on the Tibetan Buddhist path in earnest. By offering guidance on how to approach the process and giving instruction for specific meditation and contemplation techniques, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche provides gentle yet thorough commentary, companionship, and inspiration for committing to the Buddhist path"--

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