Saturday, October 11, 2008
Reflections on a Mountain Lake - Teachings on Practical Buddhism
This sparkling collection of Dharma teachings by Tenzin Palmo, the subject of the best-selling book Cave in the Snow, addresses issues of common concern to Buddhist practitioners from all traditions. Personable, witty, and insightful, Tenzin Palmo presents an inspiring and no-nonsense view of Buddhist practice, giving readers the inestimable benefit of her many years of reflection and practice in teaching and in retreat.
The topics covered include women in Buddhism, karma, rebirth, difficult points for Westerners,the role of the spiritual master, spiritual practice in daily life, ethics, motivation, visualization, calm abiding meditation and insight meditation, and the emerging role of lay practitioners in a tradition that historically has belonged to monastics.