By Gyurme Dorje

Written via an excellent glossy Nyingma grasp, Dudjom Rinpoche's The Nyingma college of Tibetan Buddhism covers intimately and intensity either the elemental teachings and the background of Tibetan Buddhism's oldest institution. This, the 1st English translation of His Holiness' masterwork, constitutes the main whole paintings of its kind within the West.

An absolute treasure for college kids of the culture, it's also an quintessential reference for an individual with an curiosity in Buddhism. The ebook comprises chronologies and glossaries that elucidate Buddhist doctrine, and it offers attention-grabbing insights into the Buddhist historical past of Tibet. treatises shape the current quantity, specifically the Fundamentals of the Nyingma School and the History of the Nyingma School. one of the most generally learn of all His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche's works, those treatises have been composed in the course of the years instantly following his arrival in India as a refugee. His purpose in writing them was once to maintain the perfect constitution of the Nyingma philosophical view inside of its personal historic and cultural context.

This is the 1st time this article has been on hand in a exchange version. fantastically awarded, this single-volume version represents a really incredible present, and lines illustrations in black and white and in colour, plus maps, bibliographic details, and helpful annotations.

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