This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
Pearl of Wisdom, Book 1 is a compilation of prayers and practices that are commonly done in Tibetan Buddhism. Composed by realized sages, these are designed to elevate our mind by directing our thoughts toward lofty, beneficial topics such as the determination to be free from cyclic existence, bodhicitta-the heart aspiring to attain full awakening for the benefit of all beings-and the wisdom realizing reality. Since our mind, with its various thoughts and emotions, creates what we experience in life, directing our mind toward realistic and worthwhile subjects is both necessary and worthwhile. Using Pearl of Wisdom, Book 1 as a basis, and complementing it with instructions from a qualified spiritual mentor, you will be able to do this.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Born in 1950, Thubten Chodron grew up near Los Angeles. She graduated with a B. A. in History from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1971. After traveling through Europe, North Africa and Asia for one and a half years, she received a teaching credential and went to the University of Southern California to do post-graduate work in Education while working as a teacher in the Los Angeles City School System. In 1975, she attended a meditation course given byVen. Lama Yeshe and Ven. Zopa Rinpoche, and subsequently went to Kopan Monastery in Nepal to continue to study and practice Buddha's teachings. In 1977, she received the sramanerika (novice) ordination from Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India. She received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan in 1986. She studied and practiced Buddhism of the Tibetan tradition for many years in India and Nepal under the guidance of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tsenzhap Serkong Rinpoche, Zopa Rinpoche and other Tibetan masters. She directed the spiritual program at Lama Tzong Khapa Institute in Italy for nearly two years, studied three years at Dorje Pamo Monastery in France, and was resident teacher at Amitabha Buddhist Center in Singapore. For ten years she was resident teacher at Dharma Friendship Foundation in Seattle. Ven. Chodron was a co-organizer of Life as a Western Buddhist Nun, and took part in the conferences of Western Buddhist teachers with H. H. the Dalai Lama in 1993 and 1994. She was present during the Jewish delegation's visit to Dharamsala, India in 1990, which was the basis for Rodger Kamenetz' The Jew in the Lotus, and attended the Second Gethsemani Encounterin 2002. She is keen on inter-religious dialogue. She has also been present at several of the Mind-Life Conferences in which H. H. the Dalai Lama dialogues with Western scientists. Ven. Chodron travels worldwide to teach the Dharma: North America, Latin America, Israel, Singapore, Malaysia, and former communist countries. Seeing the importance and necessity of a monastery for Westerners training in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, she founded and is the abbess of Sravasti Abbey. Ven. Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well-known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Sravasti Abbey, 2011. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0985849800
Book Description Sravasti Abbey, 2011. Spiral-bound. Condition: Brand New. 6th edition. 104 pages. 7.80x5.30x0.30 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # 0985849800