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The Essence of Tibetan Buddhism

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The first teaching, “The Three Principal Aspects of the Path,” was given in France in 1982.


The second teaching, an “Introduction to Tantra,” also in two parts, was given at Grizzly Lodge, California, in 1980.


These comprise the first two lectures of a commentary on the Chenrezig yoga.


Lama Yeshe says:
"Meditation is not on the level of the object but on that of the subject -
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ebook, 82 pages
Published July 12th 2010 by Smashwords Edition (first published 2001)
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Carl Kessler
Apr 14, 2014 Carl Kessler rated it really liked it
The first part of this small book is the transcription of Lama Yeshe covering for an ill his holiness the Dalai Lama at a conference in France. It is exceptional in its clarity and humor.

The second part is a bit more complex but still very well written.

The folks at the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) make this book available as part of the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. This is quite wonderful: you can read for free online or if you prefer paper, you can obtain sever
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Vishanta
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Another good book to read on contemplative practices.
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One of the best book on Buddhism I've read.
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Sep 18, 2012 Riobhcah rated it it was amazing
A wonderful teaching from Lama Yeshe on how we can become freed from the illusion of separatness in order to benefit other sentient beings. He gives an excellent discussion of the three basic aspects of the path and also a short introduction to tantra.
Stephen
Oct 16, 2013 Stephen rated it it was amazing
Beautiful text with a great humor and process of explanations through metaphor. These lectures do much to invigorate the spirit and provoke the mind.
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Very good, had the feeling of a lecture. broken into bite sized bits it made it super easy to read here and there. Just wish it was longer!
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this provided a good overview of buddhism
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Lama Thubten Yeshe was a monastic teacher of Tibetan Buddhism most closely associated with the Gelug school of the Dalai Lamas. He established the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), and was succeeded in leadership of that organization by his heart-disciple Lama Thubten Zopa in 1984.
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