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Book Giveaway: On the Path to Enlightenment

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Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche inspired Matthieu Ricard to create this anthology by telling him that “when we come to appreciate the depth of the view of the eight great traditions [of Tibetan Buddhism] and also see that they all lead to the same goal without contradicting each other, we think, ‘Only ignorance can lead us to adopt a sectarian view.’” Ricard has selected and translated some of the most profound and inspiring teachings from across these traditions, drawing from the sources, including the Buddha himself, Nagarjuna, Guru Rinpoche, Atisha, Shantideva, and Asanga; from great masters of the past, including Thogme Zangpo, the Fifth Dalai Lama, Milarepa, Longchenpa, and Sakya Pandita; and from contemporary masters, including the Fourteenth Dalai Lama and Mingyur Rinpoche. They address such topics as the nature of the mind; the foundations of taking refuge, generating altruistic compassion, acquiring merit, and following a teacher; view, meditation, and action; and how to remove obstacles and make progress on the path.

Leave a comment below for a chance to win a copy. A random winner will be selected on Tuesday, August 20 at 12 P.M. E.S.T. Congrats to Beryl! Thanks for your comments, everyone. Please come back soon for more giveaways.

87 thoughts on “Book Giveaway: On the Path to Enlightenment

  1. Having many wonderful texts and teachings from some of the most important teachers all in one collection is s great idea! Matthieu Ricard is an authentic teacher who can bring forth the teachings of the Buddhadharma to the modern practitioner.

  2. Matthieu Ricard is a great teacher and to read his translation and rendition of such amazing knowledge at the behest of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche would be amazing for anyone!

  3. I’ve not read Matthieu Ricard before and might as well start with this one.Good luck everyone for the giveaway.

  4. I have never read anything by this author, and look forward to doing so. The wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism is so vast, and I have found it in so many places. I hope to find it here, also. Best of luck to all.

  5. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche inspired everyone. I once saw passengers in an airport terminal stop in their tracks mesmerised by his presence.

  6. Can’t wait to read this! I was first acquainted with Ven. Dilgo Khyentse’s profound presence while reading his book “Blazing Splendor.” It seemed like he had received endless empowerments and opportunities which left me feeling hopeless for my own spiritual progress, personally inadequate, and ashamed by my small mind. Inexplicably, Rinpoche’s compassion, understanding, and inspiration directly transformed these feelings in a way that can’t be logically explained. I continue to feel to this day that he gave me direct transmission, empowerment, and blessings even though he had long ago entered parinirvana! So glad that Matthieu Ricard is drawing upon the heart teachings of this great master and his fellow contemporaries. Such a blessing for us all.

  7. Many years ago, I had the good fortune to hear Matthieu Ricard speak at the Rubin Museum of Art in NYC, and to see an exhibit of his photography. Later, the audience was invited to meet him for a book signing, and you can imagine the length of that happy line. :-)

    Thank you for the contest. I would love to be the recipient of this giveaway.

    Best of luck to all who enter.

  8. Thank you for the contest, and best of luck to all who enter here.

    As a fan of Matthieu Ricard’s work, and for many other reasons, I would love to be the recipient of this giveaway.

  9. currently reading, Everlasting rain of nectar, purification practice in Tibetan Buddhism by Geshe Jampa Gyatso. Highly recommended. Good luck to all those who entered.

  10. Thank you for the contest, and best of luck to all who enter here. :-)

    As a fan of Matthieu Ricard’s work, and for many other reasons, I would love to be the recipient of this giveaway.

  11. I’ve yet to read Matthieu Richard, and I feel that this book would be an excellent starting point. I’d love to enjoy this book, and share with with friends in my sangha.

  12. I am not familiar with Matthieu Ricard’s writing but have been following The Way for several years in order to deepen my knowing of mindfulfulness and compassion. I would enjoy the opportunity to read the masters of the past. Namaste.

  13. Ricard’s expositions on Tibetan Buddhism convey the depths of this complex tradition with succinct clarity for a Western reader. I look forward to reading this anthology.

  14. Physical Reality is an illusion.Stop clinging to what is not real. I am not real, you are not real, none of us is real, nothing is real. How can clinging to what is not real be done by the unreal, you and I. When you realize this then you and I can rest.

  15. This fits in with the work my counselor is doing with me right now; I feel fortunate to be working with someone who incorporates these philosophies and I look forward to introducing him and myself to this anthology.

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