MIND IN TIBETAN BUDDHISM
Author : Lati Rinpoche
Binding : Paperback
Size : NA
Language : English
Pages : 181
Publisher : Snow Lion Publications
Year of Publication : 1981
Buddhist practitioners in the great Tibetan monasteries of Lhasa, seeking to purify their minds and develop the correct understanding necessary for final enlightenment, began their format inquiry into mind and consciousness by studying "The Presentation of Awareness and Knowledge". This important text identifies the different typesof minds and consciousnesses, their divisions and definitions. It presents the vocabulary connected with the mind and is a means of training the student in the process of reasoning an endeavour integrally linked with all steps of the Ge-luk-ba ge-shay training. Lati Rinbochay provides rich and extensive commentary from the oral tradition. His lucid presentation vividly reveals the penetrating instructional methods that Tibetans use in their quest for higher knowledge.
In her introduction, Elizabeth Napper explains the context of this work within the Indian and Tibetan traditions and outlines the principal divisions of consciousness and mind.
Lati Rinbochay, a Tibetan master of the highest rank, is Abbot of the Shar-dzay College of Gan-den Monastery in Mundgod, South India. He was born in 1922 in the Kham area of Tibet. At an early age, he entered Gan-den Monastery in Lhasa and later recieved his Ge-shay degree, after which he attended the Tantric College of Upper Lhasa.
Elizabeth Napper, Instructor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia, has received extensive instruction from Lati Rinbochay and other lamas in India and the U.S.