Author: Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey
Publisher: Library of Tibetan Works & Archives
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8185102384
Comprising the class notes of the first year-long course given at LTWA, this book gives a thorough but accessible introduction to Buddhist teaching as presented in the Tibetan tradition of the 'Graded Path to Enlightenment'.
Not only are the principle aspects of this path, such as renunciation - the wish for liberation, the altruistic aspiration to enlightenment and the correct understanding of voidness explained in theory, but the Venerable Geshe offers practical advice from his own experience as to how to implement the teaching and integrate them with the mind.
An account of Buddha's life provides further introduction to Buddhism in general and some insight into Tibetan monastic training can be gained from the author's autobiography, while numerous anecdotes throughout the book introduce many of the personalities significant in the history of Indian as well as Tibetan Buddhism.
Foreword by the Junior Tutor to HH, the Dalai Lama
Autobiography of Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey
The Twelve Principal Deeds of the Buddha
The Four Noble Truths
The Fully Endowed Human Body
The Three Lower Realms of Existence
The Qualities of the Buddha
The Law of Cause and Effect
The Three Scopes
The Six Perfections
The Five Paths of the Hinayana
The Five Paths of the Mahayana
The Tenm Bodhisattva Grounds
The Four Buddha Bodies
Appendix 1: The Seven-Limb Punja
Appendix 2: Guruyoga