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This translation of a fundamental Tantric text reveals the richness and profundity of the intellectual and contemplative traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. The text describes the Four Foundation Practices that all practitioners of Vajrayana Buddhism must complete. The nature of impermanence, the effects of karma, the development of an enlightened attitude, and devotion to the guru are among the subjects treated in this book.

Three eminent contemporary Tibetan Buddhist masters—Kalu Rinpoche, Deshung Rinpoche, and Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche—explain the significance of The Torch of Certainty for modern-day students and practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism.

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This tantric text describes the four foundation practices that all Tibetan Buddhists must complete. It examines the nature of impermanence, the effects of karma, the development of an enlightened and devotion to the guru. The book also includes interviews with three masters.

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Jamgön Kongtrül (1813–1899) was a versatile and prolific scholar. He has been characterized as a "Tibetan Leonardo" because of his significant contributions to religion, education, medicine, and politics.

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ISBN:
9781570627132
Translator:
Hanson, Judity
Foreword:
Trungpa, Chogyam
Translator:
Hanson, Judity
Author:
Lodro Taye, Jamgon Kongtrul
Author:
Kongtrul, Jamgon
Author:
Trungpa, Chogyam
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications
Subject:
General
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Buddhism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20001031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
8.14x5.50x.53 in. .54 lbs.

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