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World of Tibetan Buddhism: an overview of its philosophy and practice

World of Tibetan Buddhism: an overview of its philosophy and practice
HH Dalai Lama XIV
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With characteristic humility, His Holiness the Dalai Lama begins this landmark survey of the entire Buddhist path by saying, "I think an overview of Tibetan Buddhism for the purpose of providing a comprehensive framework of the path may prove helpful in deepening your understanding and practice." In this book, the Dalai Lama delivers a presentation that is both concise and profound, accessible and engaging. As readers explore Tibetan Buddhism more fully than ever before, they will find in His Holiness a great friend and authority.
Technical Note

Part I: General Buddhism

1. The Divisions of Vehicles

2. The First Turning of the Wheel of Dharma

The Four Noble Truths

The Three Higher Trainings

The Thirty-Seven Aspects of the Path to Enlightenment

3. The Second Turning: The Doctrine of Emptiness

4. The Third Turning: Buddha-nature

5. Different Explanations of Selflessness

6. The Four Seals of Buddhism

7. The Mahayana Path of Emptiness and Compassion

Reading Mahayana Scriptures: The Definitive and the Interpretable

The Profound View

8. Questions and Answers

Part II: An Altruistic Outlook and Way of Life

9. The Benefits of Altruism

10. Recognizing the Enemy Within

11. Overcoming Anger and Hatred

12. Oneself and Others: Exchanging Places

13. Questions and Answers

Part III: The Vajrayana Buddhism of Tibet

14. The Distinctive Features of Tantra

15. The Divisions of Tantra

16. Initiation: Empowerment

17. Pledges and Vows

18. Tantric Practice: The First Three Classes of Tantra

19. Advanced Tantric Practice: Highest Yoga Tantra

General Introduction

Deciphering the Tantras: The Interpretive Keys

Bliss and Emptiness

Death, Intermediate State, and Rebirth

The Completion Stage

Highest Yoga Tantra According to the Old Translation School

20. Questions and Answers

Translator’s Notes
Glossary of Terms