The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism: Its Fundamentals and History

By Gyurme Dorje

Written by means of a superb smooth Nyingma grasp, Dudjom Rinpoche's The Nyingma university of Tibetan Buddhism covers intimately and intensity either the basic 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 style within the West.

An absolute treasure for college kids of the culture, it's also an integral reference for someone with an curiosity in Buddhism. The e-book comprises chronologies and glossaries that elucidate Buddhist doctrine, and it offers interesting 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 used to be to maintain the ideal constitution of the Nyingma philosophical view inside of its personal old and cultural context.

This is the 1st time this article has been to be had in a exchange version. fantastically provided, this single-volume version represents a really tremendous reward, and lines illustrations in black and white and in colour, plus maps, bibliographic info, and beneficial annotations.

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