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So you think you're a Buddhist? Think again. Tibetan Buddhist master Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse, one of the most creative and innovative lamas teaching today, throws down the gauntlet to the Buddhist world, challenging common misconceptions, stereotypes, and fantasies. With wit and irony, Khyentse urges readers to move beyond the superficial trappings of Buddhism—beyond the romance with beads, incense, or exotic robes—straight to the heart of what the Buddha taught.
"Here at last is a crisp new voice in Tibetan Buddhism. . . . There is much food for thought in this short book for Buddhist students and for anyone interested in the ongoing adaptation of traditional Eastern wisdom into postmodern Western settings."--Publishers Weekly "A pleasant refresher or an excellent introduction to Buddhism, even for those who choose not to be Buddhists."-- New Age Retailer
Fabrication and Impermanence
Emotion and Pain
Everything Is Emptiness
Nirvana Is beyond Concepts
Postscript on the Translation of Terms
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ISBN: 9781590305706 ISBN-10: 1590305701 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 144 Published: 12th August 2008 Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 21.3 x 13.9
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Number: 1