From the legendary cofounder of Tibet's nineteenth-century nonsectarian movement, an encyclopedic survey of the practice of Chod, or severance, a tantric ritual based on the crucial Mahayana sutras to sever clinging to an ego and thereby achieve realization.
Jamgon Kongtrul Lordo Thaye was one of the most learned, prolific, and impactful scholars and meditation masters in the history of Buddhism. In this new series (consisting of more than eighteen volumes),The Treasury of Instructions, Kongtrul presents the eight practice lineages as they existed in Tibet, pulling together some of the most important texts on each topic, and introducing and annotating them, as well as authoring large parts of it. In this volume, the teachings of Chöd, or Severance, are covered. It includes the primary source texts, initiation information, and specific teachings.
About the Author
Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye (1813 1900) was a versatile and prolific scholar and one of the most outstanding writers and teachers of his time in Tibet. He was a pivotal figure in eastern Tibet s nonsectarian movement and made major contributions to education, politics, and medicine. Sarah Harding has been a Buddhist practitioner since 1974 and has been teaching and translating since completing a three-year retreat in 1980 under the guidance of Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche.
Her publications include Creation and Completion, The Life and Revelations of Pema Lingpa, The Treasury of Knowledge: Esoteric Instructions, and Niguma, Lady of Illusion. She is an associate professor at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, where she has been teaching since 1992, and has been a fellow of the Tsadra Foundation since 2000.
Series: Treasury of Precious Instructions: Essential Teachings of the Eight Practice Lineages of Tibet
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 15th December 2016
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.9
Weight (kg): 1.0