Wisdom of the Kadam Masters

Tibetan Classics, Volume 2


232 pages, 5 x 7.75 inches


ISBN 9781614290544

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“Thupten Jinpa shines as an interpreter of classical Buddhism for our times. In Wisdom of the Kadam Masters he shows how these pithy sayings from long ago offer anyone sound principles for living a meaningful, fulfilling, and happy life.”—Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 09:33 -- Kestrel Slocombe

The phrase “Kadam masters” evokes for many Tibetans a sense of a spiritual golden age—the image of a community of wise yet simple monks devoted to a life of mental cultivation. These eleventh- and twelfth-century masters were particularly famed for their pithy spiritual sayings that captured essential teachings in digestible bites. In these sayings one unmistakably detects a clear understanding of what comprises a truly happy life, one that is grounded in a deep concern for the welfare of others.

Like the Sayings of the Desert Fathers, Lao Tzu, or Rumi, the teachings contained in Wisdom of the Kadam Masters can be approached as a part of the wisdom heritage of mankind, representative of the long history of the long human quest to understand our existence and its meaning. This volume offers some of the most beloved teachings of the Tibetan tradition.

Learn more about the following masters at the Treasury of Lives:

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