Turning Confusion into Clarity: A Guide to the Foundation 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 ...more
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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) ...more
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 ...more
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.