Sacred Ground: Jamgon Kongtrul On
By. Ngawang Zangpo
Overview
Sacred Ground describes two journeys: a journey outward to specific pilgrimage places in Eastern Tibet; and a journey inward, to the sacred world of tantra, accessible through contemplation and meditation. It sheds light on Himalayan Buddhists' concepts of sacred land, places of pilgrimage in tantric Buddhism, and how pilgrimage is undertaken. It enhances our appreciation of the world and its sacred aspect everywhere, first and foremost, wherever we sit now. On the basis of a judicious choice of rare Tibetan texts, translated here for the first time, correlating inner and outer pilgrimage, this book is of considerable value to the Buddhist practitioner.      

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"SACRED GROUND is a revelation! Here for the first timein any Western language are several key ideas: the exact way outer sacred lands relate to points in the tantric body and the parallel termiology between the types of sacred ground and the stages of attainment. Ngawang is precise and to the point." Hubert Decleer, Director of Buddhist Studies Program of the School for International Training, and author of LIGHTNING TERROR.     

"In his continuing investigation of the mind and world of one of the most significant figures in the development of Tibetan Buddhism, Ngawang Zangpo has again given us a well-researched and richly informative setting to another jewel from Jamgon Kongtrul's writings. Anyone who is a pilgrim, in any sense of the term, will find this book fascinating."--Richard Barron (Chokyi Nyima), translator of Buddhahood without Meditation.     

"Ngawang Zangpo has done a remarkable job translating and commenting upon the profound and pertinent subject of sacred ground. The reader can gain a welcome appreciation for the various levels of comprehension that accompany this important subject. For many devoted Buddhists, reading this book will be like making a pilgrimage to Do-Kham and most especially to the sacred land of Tsadra. In addition, this book gives us a basis for further understanding many of the passages and references found in our tantric sadhanas. It is a pleasure to be led through this journey by the mind of a sublime master the likes of Jamgon Kongtrul with the additional authoritative clarity of Ngawang's lively commentary full of present day idioms and anecdotes. Sacred Ground is like a rich mineral spring bubbling over with important information that will help buddhists better appreciate the tremendous talent and profound spiritual realization of these great lineage holders and their lineages which through their kindness have passed into our hands."--Sangye Khandro, trans. of Perfect Conduct and The Life of Mandarava.


Product Detail
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Series / Volume-
PublisherSnow Lion
AuthorNgawang Zangpo
CategoryVajrayana
GenreHistory/Culture
Stock CodeEHSL-S1641
ISBN9781559391641
LanguageEnglish
FormatHardcover
Publication Year2001
Dimensions238 x 160 mm
Pages260
Weight571 gram
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