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The Garden: A Parable

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With The Garden, centuries of Tibetan Buddhist wisdom are brought to life for readers by one of its greatest Western teachers, Michael Roach. Through a parable in which a young man is brought into a mystical garden by a beautiful embodiment of Wisdom, Roach presents the pantheon of great Tibetan teachers. The nameless seeker lured to the garden meets the dominant historica ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published February 15th 2000 by Image
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Curt
Oct 26, 2007 Curt rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystic
What can I say, yet another incredible book by Gesha Michael Roach.

I really enjoy his writing style and this is a wonderful book about walking the spiritual path. It has a real touch to it, not like some books that make it seem like walking the spiritual path is this easy task.

Go get yourself a copy today!
Dawn
Dec 11, 2008 Dawn rated it it was amazing
as a newb to tibetan buddhism, this was very helpful for me! the parable format relieved the (completely self-imposed) pressure to learn learn learn! and allowed me to gain an appreciation for the flow of the story. surely a metaphor for enjoying the steps of the path while we're walking it.
Kupie
May 24, 2008 Kupie rated it liked it
Shelves: spirituality
Wonderful ideas! (Though these ideas using a parable was distracting for me. Some concepts may have easier to present -- such as the humor or coompassion of enlightened beings -- but a lot of the dialogue seeded forced or choppy. Still, I liked reading it.)
Kimmy
Jan 27, 2012 Kimmy rated it it was amazing
Go ahead and change my mind about it all. Lay out the path for me, and what can I do but follow it? Thank you for organizing everything I've been trying to learn. Thank you for being my teachers. Cannot wait to read again.
Karol K
Aug 16, 2011 Karol K rated it really liked it
Hard to stay with it at first. Glad I did.
Found answers I was looking for. Hope you decide to read and stick with it. I found the chapter on death, of course, the most difficult reading.
Bryan
May 06, 2013 Bryan rated it liked it
I like the different approach to Buddhist teachings. Recommended, stick with it through the end.
Abhishek
Jun 19, 2016 Abhishek rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction
A very beautiful way if conveying the core Buddhist teachings.
Mark W. Cole
Dec 13, 2009 Mark W. Cole rated it it was amazing
Shelves: spirituality
This book has been very important to my spiritual development.
Emily
May 22, 2007 Emily rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people who want to learn about Tibetan Buddhism
Shelves: yoga
All about karma and emptiness.
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