In the Presence of Masters by Reginald A. Ray
Wisdom from 30 Contemporary Tibetan Buddhist Teachers

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Thirty
of the most creative, eloquent, and energetic Tibetan Buddhist teachers of
Westerners in recent decades are featured in this collection of teachings that
are certain to be highly treasured by all students of Buddhism. The
contributors are masters who helped establish Buddhism in the West, founding
centers in North America, Great Britain, Australia, and Europe; publishing
books in English; and gaining recognition among Western Buddhists. Their
teachings, drawn exclusively from the spoken word as given in talks and
seminars, convey the directness and power for which the oral tradition is so
valued in Buddhism.

The
book highlights the teachings of the practice lineages, the branch of Tibetan
Buddhism that emphasizes meditation practice, personal experience, and
spiritual realization. Selections are thematically organized, including topics
such as the major approaches to the spiritual path, meditation and other
practices, Buddhist ethics, tantric practice, and the role of the teacher.


Includes
the following teachers:

Chagdud
Tulku Rinpoche · Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche · Chökyi
Nyima Rinpoche · Deshung Rinpoche · Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
· Drubwang Tsoknyi Rinpoche · Dudjom Rinpoche · Dzigar
Kongtrul Rinpoche · The Dzogchen Pönlop Rinpoche · Dzongsar
Khyentse Rinpoche · Gen Lamrimpa · The Third Jamgön Kongtrul
Rinpoche · Kalu Rinpoche · Venerable Khandro Rinpoche ·
Khenpo Könchog Gyaltsen · Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche ·
Lama Lodö · Lama Thubten Yeshe Rinpoche · Namkhai Norbu
Rinpoche · Nyoshul Khenpo Rinpoche · Ringu Tulku Rinpoche
· Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche · Sogyal Rinpoche · Tarthang
Tulku Rinpoche · Thinley Norbu Rinpoche · Thrangu Rinpoche
· Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche · Tulku Thondup Rinpoche · Tulku
Urgyen Rinpoche · Lama Zopa Rinpoche

 

About Reginald A. Ray

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Reginald A. Ray, Ph.D. is one of the most innovative and experienced meditation teachers currently teaching in the West, drawing on 38 years of study within the Tibetan tradition and many years of solitary and group retreat practice. He teaches within the dharma and meditation lineages of the great siddha Ch??gyam Trungpa, Rinpoche. On the faculty of Naropa University since its beginning, he is the author of Touching Enlightenment (Sounds True, 2008), In the Presence of Masters (Shambhala, 2004), Indestructible Truth (Shambhala, 2002), Secret of the Vajra World (Shambhala, 2002), Buddhist Saints in India (Oxford University, 1999), and other books.
 
Published May 1, 2013 by Shambhala Publications. 304 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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Ray, a professor of Buddhist Studies at Naropa University, gathers thoughts from modern Tibetan Buddhist teachers like Chögyam Trungpa, Sogyal Rinpoche and the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa—all of whom are familiar with Western sensibilities and are experienced at adapting Buddhist dharma for Euro-American...

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