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Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand: A Concise Discourse on the Path to Enlightenment

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Pabongka Rinpoche was one the twentieth century's most charismatic and revered Tibetan lamas, and in Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand we can see why. In this famous twenty-four-day teaching on the lamrim, or stages of the path, Pabongka Rinpoche weaves together lively stories and quotations with frank observations and practical advice to move readers step by step along ...more
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Published July 10th 2006 by Wisdom Publications (first published May 1988)
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Joseph Gant
Jun 18, 2016 Joseph Gant rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
definitive teachings on Lam rim Chen-mo. an absolute read for anyone interested in Tibetan Buddhism, Mahayana, and specifically Tsongkhapa's text on Lam rim which has come to define not only the Gelug Lineage of the Dalai Lamas, but of the mainstream Tibetan religious teachings of pre Communist Occupation in Tibet.

Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand is the transcript Rinpoche's historic oral transmission of Lam-rim. I'm often asked if "buddhists have a bible." no, but this is the first recommend
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Oct 21, 2016 Rat Xue rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All Sentient Beings
Recommended to Rat by: one of Trijang's students
Thinking about this book I realize how half-ass my "contributions" to this site are; I gave it 5 stars and should probably recalibrate all my other ratings based on this as some sort of gold standard.
I'm a "christian" which is to say I was fed all that tripe from an early age, result; I'm with Father Dougal McGuire.
This book is different.
This book is The Real Deal, Pabongka was The Real Deal, I Know This.
Does Exactly What It Says On The Tin.
I'm not sure I could ever "own" a copy, I automati
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Shinay
May 08, 2016 Shinay rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was the first text I read wanting to learn more about Buddhism. Outstanding book and has started me on my journey.....
Nat
Dec 26, 2013 Nat rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent detailed Dharma book. Felt it opened my eyes to many aspects of Buddhism. have now read it several times.
Marc
Oct 12, 2009 Marc rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Re-reading. The Lam Rim is the most beautiful, concise compilation of Mahayana (Tibetan) Buddhist teachings.
Jan Hauck
May 24, 2014 Jan Hauck rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you follow the teachings in this book, this is probably the only dharma book you're ever going to need. This should be a standard and in my library it is.
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This seminal text and commentary is a must- have resource for any Vajrayana practitioner.

I've read and studied it at least eight times, and discover new insights each time.
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