Tibetan Buddhism from the Ground Up: A Practical Approach to Modern Life

By: B. Alan Wallace with Steven Wilhelm

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As long as our minds are dominated by the conditions of the external world, we are bound to remain in a state of dissatisfaction, always vulnerable to grief and fear. How then can we develop an inner sense of well-being and redefine our relationship to a world that seems unavoidably painful and unkind? Many have found a practical answer to that question in the 2,500-year-old teachings of Tibetan Buddhism. Here at last is an organized overview of these teachings, beginning with the basic themes of the sutras—;the general discourses of the Buddha—;and continuing through the esoteric concepts and advanced practices of Tantra. Unlike other introductions to Tibetan Buddhism, this accessible, enjoyable work doesn't stop with theory and history, but relates timeless spiritual principles to the pressing issues of modern life, both in terms of our daily experience and our uniquely Western world view. This fascinating, highly readable book asks neither unquestioning faith nor blind obedience to abstract concepts or religious beliefs. Rather, it challenges us to question and investigate life's issues for ourselves in the light of an ancient and effective approach to the sufferings and joys of the human condition. Printed Pages: 228.

Title: Tibetan Buddhism from the Ground Up: A Practical Approach to Modern Life

Author Name: B. Alan Wallace with Steven Wilhelm

Categories: India, Buddhism and Buddhist Studies,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Boston, USA, Wisdom Publications: 1993

ISBN: 0861710754

ISBN 13: 9780861710751

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Brand New

Size: 6 x 9 Inches

Seller ID: 018826

Keywords: Indian Buddhism Buddha Buddhist