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A favorite of Tibetans—and of the Dalai Lama himself— The Words of My Perfect Teacher is a practical guide to the spiritual practices common to all Tibetan Buddhist traditions. It is the classic commentary on the preliminary practices of Longchen Nyingthig, a cycle of teachings of the Nyingmapa school. Patrul Rinpoche makes his subject accessible through a wealth of stories, quotations, and references to everyday life, giving the text all the life and atmosphere of a compelling oral teaching.

This second, revised edition (of the book originally published by HarperSanFrancisco in 1994) is the result of a detailed and painstaking comparison of the original Tibetan text with the English translation by the Padmakara Translation Group. The new edition also includes translations of a postface to the text written a century ago for the first printed Tibetan edition by the first Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche, and a new preface by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

Synopsis:

Patrul Rinpoche, renowned 19th-century Tibetan Buddhist teacher, shunned high monastic office and lived the life of a homeless wanderer. THE WORDS OF MY PERFECT TEACHER is a practical guide to the spiritual practices common to all Tibetan Buddhist traditions. This new edition, based on painstaking comparisons of original texts, also includes translations of earlier commentaries.

About the Author

Patrul Rinpoche (1808–1887) was one of the greatest Tibetan teachers of the nineteenth century. Famous for his precise and direct style, he shunned high monastic office and lived the life of a homeless wanderer, writing his book in a rustic hermitage under an overhanging rock.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781570624124
Translator:
Padmakara Translation Group
Author:
Padmakara Translation Group
Author:
O-Rgyan-'Jigs-Med-Chos-Ky
Author:
Rinpoche, Patrul
Publisher:
Shambhala
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Spiritual life
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Buddhism -- China -- Tibet -- Doctrines.
Subject:
Rdzogs-chen
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
Spiritual life -- Buddhism.
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Buddhism
Edition Number:
2nd ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19981027
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
9.12x6.14x1.35 in. 1.51 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Patrul Rinpoche, renowned 19th-century Tibetan Buddhist teacher, shunned high monastic office and lived the life of a homeless wanderer. THE WORDS OF MY PERFECT TEACHER is a practical guide to the spiritual practices common to all Tibetan Buddhist traditions. This new edition, based on painstaking comparisons of original texts, also includes translations of earlier commentaries.
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