Milking the Painted Cow: The Creative Power of Mind and the Shape of Reality in Light of the Buddhist Tradition
Rooted in both in tradition and the Western world view, this book emphasizes study grounded in direct experience. Tarthang Tulku suggests specific practices to make every moment an opportunity for insight and growth. The author has lived in the west for more than 30 years, learning how westerners think and experimenting with ways to transmit the Buddha's teachings and the new world.
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THE CHALLENGE OF STUDYING
Upholding the Teachings
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