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Gendun Rinpoche (1918–1997) belonged to that extraordinary group of great Tibetan Buddhist meditators trained entirely in Tibet who were driven into exile by the Chinese occupation of their homeland and who later in their lives spread the Buddhist teachings in the West. Practicing in the Karma Kagyu tradition, he spent over 30 years meditating in closed retreat in Tibet and India. His accomplishments were such that his principal teacher, the 16th Karmapa, who sent him to Europe to teach, compared him to the great 11/12th century Tibetan yogi Milarepa. In the final years of his activity in Europe he succeeded in firmly planting the Buddhist teachings in Western soil by establishing numerous teaching, practice and retreat centers. He trained more than a hundred Western disciples as teachers or lamas who are now continuing his legacy.
This is an amazing book, I recommend it to all who wish to make progress in enlightenment. I need to read it several times to fully grasp all that is said. Read morePublished 1 month ago by jackE IADANZA
Excellent translation from the German. One of the best books on the subject of awakening the mind and Mahamudra written from the perspective of a master practitioner. Read morePublished 3 months ago by mabreader
I'm a long time meditator ( decades) and I've read a LOT of books.
I can honestly say this is the first one where I literally read each TWICE
before moving on. Read more
Don't look for other masters since your guru provide everything you need. That is exactly the feeling after I read through the book. Read morePublished on April 30, 2013 by Liming
An absolute treasure. Seventeen words is a funny requirement, but here they are. An absolute treasure of a book. Thanks.Published on March 4, 2013 by Michael Kopald
This beautiful soul makes his teachings so clear. I won't go into a lot of detail about this book. I have not yet finished it. Read morePublished on December 27, 2012 by Pat O
Easy to read and addresses how to follow the Buddhist path and the nature of reality as seen from a non-egocentric perception taught for over 2,000 years.Published on December 6, 2012 by joe