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The Life of Shabkar: The Autobiography of a Tibetan Yogin
Author Abrams, Michal ; Wilkinson, Constance ; Ricard, Matthieu
PublisherState University of New York Press (SUNY Press)
Publisher Url
LocationAlbany, NY, US [奧爾巴尼, 紐約州, 美國]
Content type書籍=Book
Language英文=English; 藏文=Tibetan
NoteIntroduction by His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama. Series:Suny series in Buddhist studies. Out of Print.
Keyword'Zabs-dkar Tshogs-drug-ran-grol, 1781-1851; Biography of Tibetan Lamas; Biography of Tibetan Yogins
Abstract"It is alive, a tale with compelling magical adventures, the force of narrative, and great variety."--Steven D. Goodman, Institute of Buddhist Studies, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley

"This is an accurate, readable translation of an important Tibetan autobiography, rich with details about Tibetan culture, religion, attitudes, and practices."--Janet Gyatso, Amherst College

The Life of Shabkar has long been recognized by Tibetans as one of the master works of their religious heritage. Following his inspired youth and early training in his native province of Amdo under the guidance of several extraordinary Buddhist masters, Shabkar Tsodruk Rangdrol devoted himself to many years of meditation in solitary retreat. With determination and courage, he mastered the highest and most esoteric practices of the Tibetan tradition of the Great Perfection. He then wandered far and wide over the Himalayan region expressing his realization. His autobiography vividly reflects the values and visionary imagery of Tibetan Buddhism as well as the social and cultural life of early nineteenth century Tibet.
Table of contents[Table of Contents]

Foreword,His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama
Preface,Matthew Kapstein
Translator's Introduction,Matthieu Ricard
A Celebration of Shabkar,H. H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
The Life Story

1. Early Years
2. Renouncing the World
3. Meeting My Teacher
4. Retreat at the Hermit's Cave
5. Meditation at Tigress Fort
6. At The Heart of the Lake
7. Meditation at Mount Machen
8. At White Rock Monkey Fortress
9. Pilgrimage to Central Tibet
10. The Ravines of Tsari
11. At Mount Kailash
12. Pilgrimage to Nepal
13. Meditation at Lapchi
14. Return to Central Tibet
15. Return to Domey

1. Introduction to the teachings dealt with in the biography
2. Shabkar's spiritual teachers
3. Chogyal Ngakyi Wangpo's ancestry
4. Kunzang Dechen Gyalpo and the Wish-fulfilling Gem,Hayagriva and Varahi
5. Shabkar's writings
6. Shabkar's disciples
ISBN0791418359; 0791418367
Created date2002.05.02
Modified date2016.09.07

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