Taranatha's Lam Rim--"Essence of Ambrosia"-available!

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Taranatha's Lam Rim--"Essence of Ambrosia"-available!

Postby conebeckham » Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:38 pm

Just got a copy of Willa Baker's translation of Jetsun Taranatha's Lam Rim text, published by LTWA.

This was published in 2005, and flew "Under the Radar," at least to me, until recently. It's a nice volume, and includes the entire Tibetan text, as well as a complete translation and a very useful introduction.

As Lam Rims go, this one is quite pithy, and stresses practice and meditation/contemplation on each of the points. Taranatha writes in a direct and conversational style, not "philosophical" or highly-wrought, and the translation reflects this.

This would be of particular interest to Jonangpas, Shangpa and Karma Kagyupas, I would think, but is really a nice companion for all Tibetan Buddhists.
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Re: Taranatha's Lam Rim--"Essence of Ambrosia"-available!

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:07 pm

Thanks conebackham :namaste:

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Re: Taranatha's Lam Rim--"Essence of Ambrosia"-available!

Postby kirtu » Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:02 am

conebeckham wrote:Just got a copy of Willa Baker's translation of Jetsun Taranatha's Lam Rim text, published by LTWA.


Taranatha wrote a lam rim? WOW! Thanks!

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"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
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Re: Taranatha's Lam Rim--"Essence of Ambrosia"-available!

Postby conebeckham » Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:25 am

My pleasure, Kirt. It's a handsome volume, from LTWA. I got mine from Alibris. Check it out.
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Re: Taranatha's Lam Rim--"Essence of Ambrosia"-available!

Postby zerwe » Sat Feb 05, 2011 3:09 am

Thanks. I will definitely check this out. I am trying to get around to Tarnatha's "Essence of Other-Emptiness." When I finish then I will know what to check out next.
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