Author: Ringu Tulku
Ringu Tulku, renowned for his friendly, skilfull approach in teaching Westerners, has produced a dynamic overview of the Buddhist path that embraces all three yanas, or vehicles - Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana, or tantra. He weaves his teaching intricately through all three, revealing the vital role of each path in the attainment of genuine realization.
Bringing the teachings back repeatedly to the reader's own experience, Ringu Tulku both educates and inspires, connecting the Dharma's profundity with the spirit of the Buddha's awakening. He takes us brilliantly from the most basic meditation practice to the rarefied realm of Mahamudra, touching on a dazzling range of teachings and techniques along the way. As much practice manual as scholastic accomplishment, this articulate, lively presentation will be eagerly sought after.
"Nowadays in the West there a quite a few Buddhists who, considering themselves followers of the Vajrayana, believe that they can neglect the other vehicles, especially the teachings of the Shravakayana system (Theravada). Here, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche shows that this is a fundamental misunderstanding, that one will not reach anywhere while maintaining this mistaken view." Rosemary Fuchs, editor.