Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Rinpoche has a dedicated page on the Shambhala Publications website

Shambhala Publications have given Ringu Tulku Rinpoche a dedicated page with links to Bodhicharya on their website coinciding with the publication last summer of  'Confusion Arises as Wisdom'.

This book is the result of a series of teachings that Rinpoche gave across Europe on 'Gampopa's Teachings on the Great Assembly' over a number of visits, including here in Ireland. It was edited by Ann Helm, who also worked very closely with Ringu Tulku to translate and edit his book on Rimé, also available from Shambhala.

"The Tibetan Buddhist teachings on the freedom that comes from perceiving the emptiness of all phenomena—teachings known collectively by the name Mahamudra—are presented here with remarkable clarity through commentary on a twelfth-century text. The text is "Gampopa's Great Teachings to the Assembly," by Gampopa, the foremost disciple of the legendary figure Milarepa and founder of Tibetan Buddhism's Kagyu school. The commentary is by Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, a contemporary teacher of deep learning and profound practice with a remarkable gift for presenting these traditional teachings in a way that is accessible to Western hearts and minds. 
Gampopa in his teaching combined the general Mahayana teachings he received from the Kadampa tradition of Atisha with the quintessential Vajrayana teachings, which he received from his teacher, Milarepa. These became the basis of the Kagyu lineage teachings that he founded. This particular text, which includes both Mahayana and Vajrayana teachings, is representative of the classic teachings of the Kagyu tradition in general". 

Nikko Odiseos Director of Shambhala Publications, wrote to Rinpoche prior to the launch of 'Confusion Arises as Wisdom'  :
'I also wanted to reach out and say how excited we are about Confusion Arises as Wisdom coming out soon.  Your editor, Dave O’Neil, who has been at Shambhala nearly a quarter century was raving – much more than usual – about how wonderful it is and the clarity of your presentation.' 

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