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A Tibetan Buddhist Companionby Erik Pema (edt) Kunsang
Synopses & Reviews
This collection of jewel-like poems, prayers, and teachings has been lovingly selected, translated from Tibetan, and arranged by renowned translator and author Erik Pema Kunsang. These quotations from the great masters of Tibetan Buddhism are practical, beautiful, and precious. They reflect the immense variety of approaches and the profundity that have made the tapestry of the se teachings of deep interest to so many. For anyone interested in Tibetan Buddhism, this volume is a prefect companion for meditation and contemplation.
The book includes wisdom from:
• the Buddha • Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche • Dudjom Rinpoche • Gampopa • Jamgön Kongtrül the Great • Manjushri • Milarepa • Chokyi Nyima • Padmasambhava • Patrul Rinpoche • Yeshe Tsogyal • and many others
Book News Annotation:
An anthology of poems, prayers, and teachings translated from Tibetan and arranged in topical sections by translator and author Kunsang. A glossary defines English and Tibetan terms, and the authors are briefly identified. The volume is intended as a companion to meditation and contemplation.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This selection of precious and practical quotes from great masters of Tibetan Buddhism reflects a variety of approaches. It includes wisdom from the Buddha; Padmasambhava; Yeshe Tsogyal, Machig Lopdron; Milarepa; Naropa; Saraha; Tilopa; Patrul Rinpoche; and others.
A treasury of inspiring quotations and prayers from the great masters of Tibetan Buddhism--a perfect companion for both beginners and seasoned practitioners.
About the Author
Erik Pema Kunsang (Erik Hein Schmidt) is one of the world’s best known and most accomplished translators of Buddhist literature from Tibet. With his wife, Marcia Binder Schmidt, he founded and heads Rangjung Yeshe Publications, an independent publisher of Vajrayana Buddhist texts in English. His books include: As It Is, the Mirror of Mindfulness, Lamp of Mahamudra, The Light of Wisdom, and Dakini Teachings. Other projects include translating over forty volumes of Tibetan texts and teachings, and creating the Dharma Dictionary, an electronic dictionary of Tibetan and English terms.
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