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Turning Confusion into Clarity: A Guide to the Foundation Practices of Tibetan Buddhism

4.57  ·  Rating details ·  115 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Advice and encouragement from a leading spiritual teacher and popular author on how to approach the foundational practices of Tibetan Buddhism.

For anyone interested in Buddhist practice and philosophy, this book gives detailed instruction and friendly and inspiring advice for those embarking on the Tibetan Buddhist path in earnest. By offering guidance on how to approach t
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Paperback, 416 pages
Published July 8th 2014 by Snow Lion
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Tanya McGinnity
Aug 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Yongey Mingur Rinpoche’s latest book “Turning Confusion into Clarity” did just what the title promised.

Well, at least the first two sections….

As a student and practitioner who is getting ready to dip a toe into ngondro practices (steady there, I still have a little ways to go), this book came at the right time as I study and meditate upon the four common foundation practices (those involving contemplation upon precious human birth, impermanence, karma and our ever-loving dear friend – suffering)
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Artjoms Haleckis
Mar 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
The first half was an amazing dive into Buddhism basics and how it's all about having a clear and kind mind. During the second one, I started drifting away as it focused more on religion and traditions. Overall it was very educating and mind-opening book and I totally can recommend reading the first half of it.
Kurtbg
Tibetan Buddhism (TB) is a state of mind and it's a religion. I wouldn't have thought it, but it is. More on that later.

What is good about this book
TB uses meditation as a tool to transcend the everyday. What does that mean?
It means that it's followers are encourages and taught to meditate for self-analysis, to contemplate reality and become sympathetic to other beings (and objects). All of this is to bring heightened awareness and understanding of the self and reality. It doesn't have to be a
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Cagne
Sep 09, 2015 rated it it was ok

While I liked the other books by Yongey Mingyur because of their more practical than religious nature, this one immediately looked different, and it's harder to read.

Anyway, I found interesting the part about the eight realms, the eight liberties, and the concept of offering bad emotions, and I guess I understand a bit better the iconology and mythology of Buddhism.

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Jun 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
توضیحات شفاف و به زبان ساده با پرهیز از زیاده گویی بیان شده
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my teacher....what more needs be said.
Roan Kaufman
Jan 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Mingyur Rinpoche's books and teachings are profound, easy to apply, and he's a wonderful story teller and teacher.
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“Daily life provides countless occasions for adapting to change and impermanence. Yet we squander these precious opportunities, assuming that we have all the time in the world.” 8 likes
“What makes it possible to imagine ourselves as other beings? What does our capacity to exchange ourselves with others tell us about ourselves? If the beliefs we have about the world and ourselves are nothing more than ideas, then who and what are we? These are the very questions that hint at the absolute truth of emptiness, the ultimate reality that allows us to liberate ourselves from fixed and fabricated identities. Many opportunities to discuss this lie ahead, but for now just hold these questions in a creative and playful way.” 2 likes
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