The Heart of Tibetan Buddhism: Advice for Life, Death, and Enlightenment (Paperback)

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Authentic and practical teachings on what lies at the heart of Tibetan Buddhism, including karma, renunciation, bodhichitta, kindness, preparing for death, and much more.

Perfect for practitioners, meditators, and anyone who wishes to better understand their own mind, this is an important message from a fresh voice within the tradition.

Discover thoughtful advice and applicable practices for following a genuine Buddhist path and living a meaningful life in this succinct book. This profoundly graspable introduction to the heart of Tibetan Buddhism comes from a fresh voice within the tradition who has a growing online teaching presence. Khenpo Sherab Sangpo studied for decades with some of modern history's greatest teachers in the Dzogchen lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, achieving impressive theoretical knowledge and experiential realization.

This wide-ranging book offers easy-to-follow teachings and practices to cultivate a kind mind—bodhichitta—in order to enter and progress along the Buddhist path toward death, rebirth, and enlightenment. 

Included are:
  • Guided meditations on love; compassion; forgiveness; the three precepts of body, speech, and mind; and more
  • Guided practices of tonglen, phowa, vase breathing, and more
  • Advice to handle difficult emotions in relationships like jealousy, loneliness, and attachment
  • Teachings to develop love, kindness, and compassion for yourself and others
  • Instructions to prepare you for death, rebirth, and enlightenment

This is a book you will want to always keep with you as a reminder that this wisdom can ground you in daily life and beyond—whether you're Buddhist or not.

About the Author

KHENPO SHERAB SANGPO trained in Tibet with many renowned Dzogchen masters, including Khenchen Padma Tsewang and Khenchen Jigme Phuntsok, earning two degrees in Buddhist philosophy and practice from Pukang and Larung Gar's monastic universities. His innate abilities and extensive training allowed him to master the Buddhist teachings, both in terms of theoretical knowledge and experiential realization. He travels the world teaching Buddhism and is the Spiritual Director of Bodhicitta Sangha | Heart of Enlightenment Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he has taught and lived since 2006.

Praise For…

“This is an inspiring book that illuminates the profundity of Buddhism in an undiluted fashion using contemporary language. Reading it feels like hearing the pure voices of awakened masters of the past.”
Anam Thubten Rinpoche, author of Choosing Compassion

“Khenpo Sherab Sangpo is one of the great living masters of the Tibetan tradition. It is rare to find such deep learning and profound meditative experience in a single person. The Heart of Tibetan Buddhism, true to its title, distills the key points of the entire Buddhist path. I highly recommend this book to anyone with a sincere interest in the Buddhist approach to awakening.”
Cortland Dahl, author of A Meditator’s Guide to Buddhism

“Khenpo Sherab Sangpo skillfully weaves together his teachers’ instructions, wisdom gleaned from Indian and Tibetan texts, and his own rich life experience to present a concise yet remarkably complete guide to the Buddhist path. He not only explains the Dharma with clarity, warmth, and insight but includes easy-to-follow meditation instructions. His analysis of birth, death, and the Bardo is among the best I have read, and the book as a whole is a fresh and compelling introduction to Tibetan Buddhist thought and practice.”
Roger Jackson, author of Rebirth

Product Details
ISBN: 9781645472063
ISBN-10: 164547206X
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication Date: March 19th, 2024
Pages: 248
Language: English