This collection of oral teachings presents traditional Tibetan Buddhist wisdom to Western readers in Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche's uniquely accessible style. Rare among introductions to the spiritual path, the book interweaves stories from Rinpoche's native Tibet with a step-by-step exploration of the foundation and essence of Vajrayana Buddhism.
Chagdud Tulku speaks here of why we suffer and how we can address the causes of suffering to create ultimate freedom for others and ourselves. He offers methods for working with the mind in daily life : for reducing anger, attachment, ignorance, jealousy, and pride; for practicing effortful and effortless meditation; and for developing wisdom and compassion.
Gates to Buddhist Practice illuminates and clarities themes in Buddhist : thought for both new and experienced readers, providing insight and instruction to people of all spiritual backgrounds, in all walks of life.