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The Treasury of Knowledge, Book 8, Part 4: Esoteric Instructions

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Jamgon Kongtrul's Treasury of Knowledge in ten volumes is a unique encyclopedic masterpiece embodying the entire range of Buddhist teachings as they were presented in Tibet. Tibetan Buddhist teachers expected their students to study Buddhist philosophical texts as well as practicing reflection and meditation; present-day students have also realized that awakening has its s ...more
Hardcover, 528 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by Snow Lion (first published July 25th 2003)
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written by one of the great masters of the rime movement to collect and catalogue as many tibetan buddhist lineages as possible, this is part of the "last great tibetan encyclopedia". this volume deals in summary with tantric practices of many traditions.
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The first Jamgon Kongtrul, Jamgön Kongtrül Lodrö Thayé (འཇམ་མགོན་ཀོང་སྤྲུལ་བློ་གྲོས་མཐའ་ཡས་ 'jam mgon kong sprul blo gros mtha' yas), was one of the preeminent scholars in 19th century Tibet, often referred to as Jamgon Kongtrul the Great. The name Kongtrul is a contraction of Kongpo Bamtang Tulku, of whom he was held to be an incarnation. He also was a tertön, or "revealer of Dharma treasures," a ...more
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