Fundamentals of Tibetan Buddhism
In Tibetan, the word for Buddhist means “insider”—someone who looks not to the world but to themselves for peace and happiness. The basic premise of Buddhism is that all suffering, however real it may seem, is the product of our own minds.Rebecca Novick’s concise history of Buddhism and her explanations of the Four Noble Truths, Wheel of Life, Karma, the path of the Bodhisattva, and the four schools help us understand Tibetan Buddhism as a religion or philosophy, and more important, as a way of experiencing the world.
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Origins of Tibetan Buddhism
Buddhism in Tibet
The Four Noble Truths
The Wheel of Life
The Five Paths
The Six Perfections
Death and Dying
The Four Schools
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afflictive emotions aggregates analytical meditation anger aspiring attained bardo begin Bodhicitta Bodhisattva Buddha Buddha’s teaching Buddhahood Buddhist calm abiding clear light compassion consciousness cyclic existence DALAI LAMA XIV death Deity yoga delusions described develop Dharma Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche Dzogchen Enjoyment Body experience faith feelings Gelug Geshe Gyeltsen Geshe Rabten Gyatso happiness her/his Highest Yoga Tantra Hinayana inherent existence Kagyu karmic Liberation Mahayana Mahayana practitioner mandala master means meditation practice mental Milarepa mind’s monastic Mongol nature of mind nature of reality negative action negative emotions Nirvana Nyingma object one’s mind oneself ourselves Padmasambhava path perceives person phenomena Phowa qualities realization realm rebirth s/he Sakya samsara Sangha says sentient Shantideva Six Perfections Sogyal Rinpoche stage suffering Sutra symbolized Taking Refuge Tantric practice teacher texts things thoughts Three Jewels Tibet Tibetan Buddhism Tonglen transform Truth Body Tsong Khapa ultimate nature understanding of emptiness Vehicle visualize vows wisdom