The book highlights the teachings of the practice lineages, the branch of Tibetan Buddhism that emphasizes meditation practice, personal experience, and spiritual realization. Selections are thematically organized, including topics such as the major approaches to the spiritual path, meditation and other practices, Buddhist ethics, tantric practice, and the role of the teacher.
Includes the following teachers:
Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche • Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche • Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche • Deshung Rinpoche • Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche • Drubwang Tsoknyi Rinpoche • Dudjom Rinpoche • Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche • The Dzogchen Pönlop Rinpoche • Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche • Gen Lamrimpa • The Third Jamgön Kongtrul Rinpoche • Kalu Rinpoche • Venerable Khandro Rinpoche • Khenpo Könchog Gyaltsen • Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche • Lama Lodö • Lama Thubten Yeshe Rinpoche • Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche • Nyoshul Khenpo Rinpoche • Ringu Tulku Rinpoche • Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche • Sogyal Rinpoche • Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche • Thinley Norbu Rinpoche • Thrangu Rinpoche • Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche • Tulku Thondup Rinpoche • Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche • Lama Zopa Rinpoche
* Appearances and reality
* Methods of investigation
* 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.
You Are What You Seek
The Buddhist experience of realization--and beyond that, enlightenment--is not reserved for monks on distant mountaintops. It is your birthright and can become the way you view yourself and the world.
With warmth and simplicity, Don't Give Up Until You Do presents key experiences of the Buddhist path in a down-to-earth fashion. Dr. Fred Meyer shares his wholehearted approach to attaining enlightenment and offers guidance, free of religiosity, on central Buddhist insights--from the spiritual power of humor to the dangers of possessive love to the challenge of experiencing egolessness.
Full of lively personal stories and direct advice, this practical guide will show you how the mind of realization affects every part of your daily life, from washing the dishes to coping with the aging process. The joy of realization is waiting for you--the desire to understand your own true nature is the only qualification you need.