By Bruce Newman

It is a ground-level, practice-oriented presentation of Tibetan Buddhism—personal and intensely obtainable. The ebook starts with the awakening of scholars' curiosity in spirituality and the preliminary come upon with Tibetan Buddhism, then leads us via the entire steps invaluable for profitable perform within the West. incorporated is succinct advice on discovering a suitable instructor, receiving empowerments, changing into lively in a middle, and launching and maintaining a Vajrayana perform. specific emphasis is put on the aptitude pitfalls, and the outstanding merits, of the guru-disciple dating.

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Within these four there are many subdivisions. These divisions are based on both the traditions of different monastic centers (called monastic lineages) and the mastery of various techniques of meditation (called practice lineages). In addition, there are some smaller lineages outside these four, such as the Jonangpa, who specialize in the practice of Kalachakra. You can find out more about these different lineages through reading or by talking to older students. Since I've studied mostly within the Kagyu and Nyingma traditions, this book will represent my feeble attempt to transmit a little of their wisdom.

This presents quite a challenge to us. We're already quite busy, and we didn't get involved in Buddhism to be, say, a bricklayer. We will be constantly tested regarding our commitment and priorities around this issue- how much to contribute, how much to pull back, how much to practice, etc. There are also real personal benefits to these projects. Not all of us are ready for intensive meditation, no matter what our aspirations are. Work gives us a chance to surrender our concepts about spirituality, accumulate merit, and please our teacher.

Second, maintain pure view toward all the Buddhist teaching. Don't think some teachings or teachers are better than others. What possible benefit can come from thinking like this? Just consider that the wide variety of teachers, teachings, and techniques are available to suit the various needs of diverse beings; thus, no hierarchy is implied. They are like different medicines for different illnesses. Especially maintain pure perception and respect toward the Vajrayana. Some people think that it is an aberration of the Buddha's teaching or, at best, a merging of Buddhism with Hinduism and Bonpo.

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