Tibetan Buddhism: A Guide to Contemplation, Meditation, and Transforming Your Mind (Paperback)

Tibetan Buddhism: A Guide to Contemplation, Meditation, and Transforming Your Mind By Khenpo Sodargye, Wisdom and Compassion Translation Group (Translated by) Cover Image
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Your genuine, go-to overview of Tibetan Buddhism from a leading contemporary teacher who has traversed the wisdom path

This guide shares Tibetan Buddhist insight and tools that will benefit everyone in transforming their mind. Khenpo Sodargye, who has attracted hundreds of thousands of students worldwide with his concise, easy-to-follow teaching style, sketches the big picture of the Mahayana path in straightforward language with stories relevant to everyday life. He draws on authentic texts and teachings by renowned Buddhist masters to explain complex concepts like:
  • The Four Dharma Seals
  • Faith
  • Bodhichitta
  • The Three Supreme Methods
  • The Two Truths
  • Rebirth and karma
  • Spiritual teachers
  • The Great Perfection 

This book introduces a systematic approach to studying Mahayana Buddhism. Through proper listening, contemplating, and meditating, we can generate the wisdom that enables us to transform suffering and happiness into enlightenment and to cultivate the compassion that inspires us to bring enlightenment to everyone, which is the essence of Mahayana Buddhism. This book is the perfect companion for anyone wanting to learn more about the basics of Mahayana Buddhism or to strengthen the foundations of their spiritual practice.

About the Author

KHENPO SODARGYE was born in 1962 into a nomadic family in a small valley of the Tibetan region of Kham. He was ordained in 1985 and went on to become a lineage holder of the Great Perfection (Dzogchen) tradition, as well as a preeminent practitioner and scholar at Larung Gar Five Sciences Buddhist Academy in Sertar. Khenpo Sodargye was the great Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche’s chief Tibetan-Chinese translator. He has traveled extensively in North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia to offer teachings at Dharma centers and universities.

THE WISDOM AND COMPASSION TRANSLATION GROUP, under the guidance of Khenpo Sodargye Rinpoche, is dedicated to translating authentic Buddhist teachings into languages that resonate with individuals from all walks of life. Comprised of Buddhist practitioners and scholars, the translation team is committed to bringing Dharma students teachings that empower them to engage in the systematic study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism.

Praise For…

“Khenpo Sodargye’s teachings, techniques, and guidance are not only those of a highly accomplished scholar but also reflect his vast practical experience in working with people of greatly different capacities and backgrounds. I deeply treasure Khenpo’s words and teachings in this book.”
Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche, author of What Makes You Not a Buddhist

“Simple, profound, and authentic. This most welcome book contributes to establishing a correct understanding of Tibetan Buddhism, at a time when it is most needed.”
Matthieu Ricard, author of Enlightened Vagabond

“Khenpo Sodargye is one the most respected Buddhist teachers in our lifetime. This wonderful book is a manifestation of his extraordinary skill to convey undiluted wisdom of Buddhism in accessible contemporary language. It has the power to awaken the heart and mind of all who are fortunate enough to read it.”
Anam Thubten Rinpoche, author of Choosing Compassion

“As if supplying jewels from the treasure house of tradition, Shambhala Publications presents an array of books that meet the needs of those who seek to enhance their lives, and in this I wholeheartedly rejoice. This priceless collection of advice is offered by the sublime Khenpo Sodargye, an individual with extraordinary virtues. As it is so relevant to these times, I encourage everyone to read it carefully and take to heart its crucial message.”
Tudeng Nima Rinpoche, from the eastern region of Minyak

“A thorough, step-by-step guide to Tibetan Buddhist Dharma and practice.”
Spirituality & Practice

Product Details
ISBN: 9781645472247
ISBN-10: 1645472248
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication Date: January 16th, 2024
Pages: 256
Language: English