Vast as the Heavens, Deep as the Sea

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“A classic, in the tradition of Shantideva’s great masterpiece, The Way of the Bodhisattva.”  —Matthieu Ricard


Verses in Praise of Bodhicitta

Khunu Rinpoche Gareth Sparham

Revered by many—especially His Holiness the Dalai Lama—as the very embodiment of altruism, the late Khunu Rinpoche Tenzin Gyaltsen devoted his life to the development of bodhicitta—the aspiration to achieve enlightenment for the sake of all sentient beings. Presented in both English and the original Tibetan, this modern classic is a collection of Khunu Rinpoche’s inspirational verse.

Second Day of the Jewel Lamp Teachings in Sydney | The 14th Dalai Lama

His Holiness the Dalai Lama reading from Khunu Rinpoche’s ‘Jewel Lamp’ during the second day of his teachings at the Sydney Entertainment Centre in Sydney, Australia on June 15, 2013. Photo/Rusty Stewart/DLIA 2013

book information
  • Paperback
  • 160 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 inches
  • $16.95
  • ISBN 9780861711468
  • ebook
  • 160 pages
  • $12.99
  • ISBN 9780861716678
about the author
Vast as the Heavens, Deep as the Sea

The monk Khunu Rinpoche (1894–1977) was born in Kinnaur, India, and educated in Tibet. A lifelong student and teacher, he taught, among others, the current Dalai Lama and other Tibetans who were exiled from their homeland in the 1950s.

Vast as the Heavens, Deep as the Sea

Gareth Sparham was a monk for more than twenty years and an oral interpreter for many learned lamas while living in India. He holds a PhD in Asian Studies from the University of British Columbia. The author and translator of numerous works, many focusing on the writings of Tsongkhapa, he has taught Tibetan language at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and the University of California at Berkeley. He lives with his wife in Walnut Creek, California. 

Other books by Gareth Sparham:
Tantric Ethics

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