Contemplating Reality: A Practitioner's Guide to the View in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism
This book is for intermediate and advanced Buddhist practitioners who wish to deepen their understanding by joining practice with study of traditional ideas. It introduces the reader to contemplations that investigate a series of views of reality as they evolved in the Buddhist tradition. These views are explained in plain English, with contemporary metaphors and examples to bring out their meaning for modern Buddhists. Quotations from both historical and living meditation masters and scholars are presented as examples of key principles. Topics include
• Appearances and reality
• Methods of investigation
• Tenets of different schools through the centuries
• The root of compassion
• The origin of thoughts
Guided exercises encourage the reader to trust in experiential understanding through deep contemplation of complex concepts. The book is structured as a guide for the reader's journey.
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Emptiness is surely at the heart of Buddhist philosophy. Different schools present emptiness in different ways. Karr presents the views of a variety of these schools, from the Vaibhasika to the ... Read full review
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actually Ahem analysis apparent reality appear Ari Goldﬁeld arise Asanga basic beneﬁt buddha nature Buddhist Chandrakirti chapter characterized phenomena Chittamatra Chögyam Trungpa clinging commentary concepts conﬁdence consciousness contemplation Deﬁnitive dependent nature dharma Dharmakirti difﬁcult Dignaga dream ego’s egolessness emptiness example experience explains feel ﬁnal ﬁnd ﬁrst genuine reality Ibid images imaginary nature impermanence imputed investigation Jamgön Kongtrul Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Kongtrul Lodrö Thayé look Madhyamaka mahayana Maitreya meditation mental Middle Milarepa mind Mipham Gyamtso Nagarjuna Nalanda ness nonexistence objects paramita particles path perceived perfectly existent nature practice prajna Prasangika present produce realization reasoning reﬂection Rinpoche samsara Sanskrit Sautrantika scientiﬁc selﬂessness shamatha Shantideva Shentong skandhas speciﬁcally characterized stage subtle suffering Sutra Svatantrika tantras teachings Thayé things thoughts Thrangu Rinpoche tion tradition trans Translation Treasury of Knowledge true nature truly exist understanding Vaibhashika vajrayana Vasubandhu verse vipashyana