the essence of the vast and profound

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“With this lucid, readable translation, David Gonsalez makes a valuable addition to the library of Buddhist translations. Steeped in the rich heritage of stages of the path (lamrim) teachings and their oral commentary, it is both insightful and inspiring as a guide for putting the Buddha’s teachings into practice. The annotations are very helpful for both clarifying meaning and locating primary sources. It is a must for anyone who wants to deepen his or her knowledge of the Dharma.”—Joshua W. C. Cutler, editor of The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment

THE ESSENCE OF THE VAST AND PROFOUND

A Commentary on Je Tsongkhapa's Middle-Length Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment

Pabongka Rinpoche

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Coming December 2019

The Essence of the Vast and Profound will soon find its place as one of the greatest lamrim commentaries ever given. 

Drawn from teachings by Pabongkha Rinpoche, which were given over the course of thirty-six days in 1934 in Tibet’s capital city of Lhasa, The Essence of the Vast and Profound masterfully weaves together Tsongkhapa’s Middle-Length Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment, the Second Panchen Lama’s Swift Path, and the Third Dalai Lama’s Essence of Refined Gold. Rinpoche offers wise and compassionate guidance on such crucial subjects as how to rely on a spiritual teacher, how to develop certainty on the path, what it means to take refuge, how to understand karma, and the importance of compassion—explaining the entire spectrum of the Buddhist path, and also inspiring the reader to follow it.

about the author
The Essence of the Vast and Profound

Pabongka Rinpoche (1878–1941) was one of the great lamas of the twentieth century. He was the root lama of both tutors of the present Dalai Lama and the teacher of many of the other Tibetan lamas who have been bringing the Dharma to the West.

Other books by Pabongka Rinpoche:
Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand

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