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When the Clouds Part The Uttaratantra and Its Meditative Tradition As a Bridge Between Sutra and Tantra

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ISBN-10: 155939417X

ISBN-13: 9781559394178

Edition: 2014

Authors: Karl Brunnholzl

List price: $58.00
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A new translation of the primary Indian Buddhist text on buddha nature, with Tibetan commentaries explaining how this text can be used to contemplate and realize one's own buddha nature.     "Buddha nature" (tathāgatagarbha) is the innate potential in all living beings to become a fully awakened buddha. The book gives an overview of the sūtra sources of the tathāgatagarbha teachings and the different ways of explaining the meaning of this term. In particular, it includes new translations of the Mahāyānottaratantra (Ratnagotravibhāga), the primary Indian text on the subject, its Indian commentaries, and two (hitherto untranslated) commentaries from the Tibetan Kagyü tradition. Most…    
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Book details

List price: $58.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/17/2015
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1152
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 3.366
Language: English

KARL BRUNNH LZL was trained as a physician and presently works as a Tibetan translator and Buddhist teacher. He studied Tibetology, Buddhology, and Sanskrit at Hamburg University and Tibetan language and Buddhist philosophy and practice at the Marpa Institute for Translators in Kathmandu. Currently he works as a translator and interpreter for the Tsadra Foundation, Nalandabodhi, and the Nitartha Institute. In 2009 he was appointed as the first Western khenpo (abbot in the Kagy and Nyingma lineages) by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.