Paperback, 208 pages.
This comprehensive guide to the Buddhist path from the Tibetan point of view is as accessible as it is complete. Traleg Kyabgon breaks the teachings down conveniently into the three main "vehicles" — Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana — while never letting us forget that the whole point of all Dharma is none other than insight into the true nature of our mind and heart.
Along the way, he provides vivid explanations of fundamental Buddhist concepts such as compassion, emptiness, and Buddha-nature and answers common questions such as:
- Why does Buddhism teach that there is "no self?"
- Are Buddhist teachings pessimistic?
- Does Buddhism encourage social passivity?
- What is the role of sex in Buddhist tantra?
- Why is it said that samsara is nirvana?
- Does it take countless lifetimes to attain enlightenment, or can it be achieved in a moment?