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The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism: Its Fundamentals and History

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Written by a great modern Nyingma master, Dudjom Rinpoche's The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism covers in detail and depth both the fundamental teachings and the history of Tibetan Buddhism's oldest school. This, the first English translation of His Holiness' masterwork, constitutes the most complete work of its type in the West.

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Hardcover, 1584 pages
Published September 1st 2002 by Wisdom Publications (first published June 1st 1991)
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An outline from the Table of Contents
Book I: Fundamentals of the Nyingma School
- Samsara and Nirvana
- Nature of the Teacher Endowed with Buddha-Bodies
- Causal Vehicles of Dialectics: Hinayana, Mahayana, Madhyamaka
- Resultant Vehicles of Secret Mantra: Mahayoga, Anuyoga, Atiyoga

Book II: History of the Nyingma School
1. Buddha
2. Secret Mantra
3. Origin of the Conqueror's Teaching (Padmasambhava's time)
4. Development of Inner Tantras: Mahayoga, Anuyoga, Atiyoga [Mind, Space, Instructional]
5. Distant
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His Holiness Kyabjé Jigdral Yeshe Dorje, best known as Dudjom Rinpoche (Tib: བདུད་འཇོམས་ Wylie: bdud-'joms) is held to be the reincarnation of Terton Dudjom Lingpa, Garwang Dudjom Pawo. He was a "householder" lama, rather than a monk, and was married twice, producing nine children, the eldest of whom is H.H. Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche. Widely respected throughout the Tibetan religious community ...more
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