Wisdom of the Kadam Mastersby Dr. Thupten Jinpa
The phrase “Kadam masters” evokes for many Tibetans a sense of a spiritual golden age—the image of a community of wise yet simple monks devoted to a life of mental cultivation. These eleventh- and twelfth-century masters were particularly famed for their pithy spiritual sayings that captured essential teachings in digestible bites. In these sayings one unmistakably detects a clear understanding of what comprises a truly happy life, one that is grounded in a deep concern for the welfare of others.
Like the Sayings of the Desert Fathers, Lao Tzu, or Rumi, the teachings contained in Wisdom of the Kadam Masters can be approached as a part of the wisdom heritage of mankind, representative of the long history of the long human quest to understand our existence and its meaning. This volume offers some of the most beloved teachings of the Tibetan tradition. Author: Thupten Jinpa (Wisdom Pub, Pbk, 232 pp)
About the Author
Dr. Thupten Jinpa
Dr. Thupten Jinpa is President of the Institute of the Tibetan Classics in Montreal, Canada. Since 1985 he has been a principal English translator to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and has traveled extensively in this capacity. He has translated more than a dozen books for the Dalai Lama including Ethics for the New Millennium, Transforming the Mind and Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality. Among his own works, he has written the critically acclaimed book, A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to Be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives. He also serves as Visiting Research Scholar at the Stanford Institute for Neuro-Innovation and Translational Neurosciences, as well as Adjunct Professor of Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy at McGill University.More information on the author >>