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The Jewel in the Lotus: A Guide to the Buddhist Traditions of Tibet (A Wisdom Basic Book) Paperback – November 1, 1987


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  • Series: A Wisdom Basic Book
  • Paperback: 277 pages
  • Publisher: Wisdom Pubns (November 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0861710487
  • ISBN-13: 978-0861710485
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,594,521 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Stephen Batchelor is a former monk in the Tibetan and Zen traditions. He has translated Shantideva's A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life and is the author of Alone with Others, The Faith to Doubt, The Tibet Guide, The Awakening of the West, Buddhism without Beliefs, and Verses from the Center. He is a contributing editor of Tricycle magazine, a guiding teacher at Gaia House Retreat Centre, and cofounder of Sharpham College for Buddhist Studies and Contemporary Inquiry in Devon, England. He lives in southwest France and lectures and conducts meditation retreats worldwide.

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Batchelor is a graceful, easy writer. His translations of some of the root texts of the four schools as well as his introductory material placing them in context give a good, broad-brush overview of the different branches of Tibetan Buddhism as they grew out of its' roots in India. This is useful to give context as one delves deeper into the Tibetan tradition.
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