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The Fulfillment of All Hopes: Guru Devotion in Tibetan Buddhism

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Why is it important to have a spiritual teacher? How does on enter into such a relationship intelligently?

Devoting oneself to a spiritual teacher is a practice much misunderstood in the West, yet fundamental to the tantric Buddhism of Tibet. The Fulfillment of All Hopes is an explanation of this core practice by Tsongkhapa, one of Tibet's most revered scholar-practitioners.

Presented here is a complete translation of Tsongkhapa's commentary on the well-known Fifty Stanzas on the Guru accompanied by the original Tibetan text.

Synopsis:

Devoting oneself to a spiritual teacher is a practice much misunderstood in the West, yet fundamental to the tanctric Buddhism of Tibet.

Synopsis:

Why is it important to have a spiritual teacher? How does one enter into such a relationship intelligently? Devoting oneself to a spiritual teacher is a practice much misunderstood in the West, yet fundamental to the tantric Buddhism of Tibet. "The Fulfillment of All Hopes" is an explanation of this core practice by Tsongkhapa, one of Tibet's most revered scholar-practitioners. Presented here is a complete translation of Tsongkhapa's commentary on the well-known Fifty Stanzas on the Guru accompanied by the original Tibetan text.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 137-145) and index.

About the Author

Tsongkhapa Losang Dragpa (1357-1419) is arguably the finest scholar-practitioner produced by the Buddhism of Tibet. Renowned for both his written works and his meditative accomplishments, he founded the Gelug school, which produced the lineage of the Dalai Lamas.Gareth Sparham was a monk for more than twenty years and an oral interpreter for many learned lamas while living in India. He holds a PhD in Asian Studies from the University of British Columbia. The author and translator of numerous works, many focusing on the writings of Tsongkhapa, he has taught Tibetan language at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and the University of California at Berkeley. He lives with his wife in Walnut Creek, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780861711536
Author:
Tsongkhapa
Author:
Tsongkhapa, Je
Translator:
Sparham, Gareth
Author:
Sparham, Gareth
Author:
Tson-Kha-Pa
Publisher:
Wisdom Publications (MA)
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
China
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Teacher-student relationships
Subject:
Tibet
Subject:
Guru worship
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
RELIGION / Buddhism/Tibetan
Subject:
REL007050
Subject:
Asvaghosa
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Buddhism
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
19961031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 8.5 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Devoting oneself to a spiritual teacher is a practice much misunderstood in the West, yet fundamental to the tanctric Buddhism of Tibet.
"Synopsis" by , Why is it important to have a spiritual teacher? How does one enter into such a relationship intelligently? Devoting oneself to a spiritual teacher is a practice much misunderstood in the West, yet fundamental to the tantric Buddhism of Tibet. "The Fulfillment of All Hopes" is an explanation of this core practice by Tsongkhapa, one of Tibet's most revered scholar-practitioners. Presented here is a complete translation of Tsongkhapa's commentary on the well-known Fifty Stanzas on the Guru accompanied by the original Tibetan text.
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