The World of Tibetan Buddhism (Paperback) - Table of Contents

An Overview of Its Philosophy and Practice


224 pages, 6 x 9 inches


ISBN 9780861710973

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Technical Note  

Part I: General Buddhism

1. The Divisions of Vehicles

2. The First Turning of the Wheel of Dharma

The Four Noble Truths

The Three Higher Trainings 

The Thirty-Seven Aspects of the Path to Enlightenment 

3. The Second Turning: The Doctrine of Emptiness

4. The Third Turning: Buddha-nature

5. Different Explanations of Selflessness

6. The Four Seals of Buddhism 

7. The Mahayana Path of Emptiness and Compassion

Reading Mahayana Scriptures: The Definitive and the Interpretable

The Profound View

8. Questions and Answers 

Part II: An Altruistic Outlook and Way of Life

9. The Benefits of Altruism 

10. Recognizing the Enemy Within 

11. Overcoming Anger and Hatred 

12. Oneself and Others: Exchanging Places

13. Questions and Answers

Part III: The Vajrayana Buddhism of Tibet

14. The Distinctive Features of Tantra 

15. The Divisions of Tantra

16. Initiation: Empowerment  

17. Pledges and Vows 

18. Tantric Practice: The First Three Classes of Tantra

19. Advanced Tantric Practice: Highest Yoga Tantra

General Introduction

Deciphering the Tantras: The Interpretive Keys

Bliss and Emptiness

Death, Intermediate State, and Rebirth

The Completion Stage 

Highest Yoga Tantra According to the Old Translation School

20. Questions and Answers

Translator’s Notes
Glossary of Terms