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Contemplating Reality: A Practitioner's Guide to the View in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism

Authors: Karr, Andy
Publisher: Shambhala
BISAC/Subject: REL007000, PHI028000, REL007050, REL007020
ISBN: 9780834823761, Related ISBNs: 0834823764, 1590304292, 9780834823761, 9781590304297
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 240,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: A clear, in-depth exploration of traditional Buddhist philosophy that unpacks difficult concepts through guided exercises that encourage experiential understanding

This book is for intermediate and advanced Buddhist practitioners who wish to deepen their understanding by joining practice with study of traditional ideas. It introduces the reader to contemplations that investigate a series of views of reality as they evolved in the Buddhist tradition. These views are explained in plain English, with contemporary metaphors and examples to bring out their meaning for modern Buddhists. Quotations from both historical and living meditation masters and scholars are presented as examples of key principles. Topics include

   • Egolessness
   • Appearances and reality
   • Methods of investigation
   • Enlightenment
   • Tenets of different schools through the centuries
   • The root of compassion
   • The origin of thoughts

Guided exercises encourage the reader to trust in experiential understanding through deep contemplation of complex concepts. The book is structured as a guide for the reader’s journey.

For more information about this book, please visit www.contemplatingreality.org.
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