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Description - Beyond The Ordinary Mind by Adam Pearcey

This selection features profound, provocative, and at times humorous texts from some of the leading figures associated with the Rime tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, including Patrul Rinpoche, Jamg n Mipham, and Dodrupchen Jigme Tenpe Nyima. The emphasis of these works is on the esoteric path of Dzogchen, or the Great Perfection, through which the nature of reality is pointed out directly, just as it is.

Throughout the book the translator provides clear, succinct introductions to the translations, masterfully setting the scene and seamlessly threading together the individual works to tell a story of intellectual renaissance, intersectarian debate, and the transmission of cherished insights. The overall effect is to immerse the reader in a world in which scholarly analysis is of limited benefit and genuine wisdom means transcending the ordinary mind.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781559394703
ISBN-10: 1559394706
Format: Paperback / softback
(216mm x 140mm x 16mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Snow Lion Publications
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publish Date: 31-Jan-2018
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Adam Pearcey

ADAM PEARCEY is a full-time translator of Tibetan Buddhist texts. He is the founder of Lotsawa House, an online library featuring several hundred translations, and was formerly director of the Rigpa Shedra. His previous publications include (as cotranslator) Mind in Comfort and Ease by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Ga Rabjampa's To Dispel the Misery of the World, a work on mind training translated at the suggestion of the late Khenchen Appey Rinpoche.

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