The Guru Drinks Bourbon?

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Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse
Editor(s): 
Amira Ben-Yehuda
  • Boulder, CO: 
    Shambhala Publications
    , November
     2016.
     272 pages.
     $18.95.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9781611803747.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.

Description

Devotion to one’s teacher is the lifeblood of the Vajrayana path. Because the guru can and will use whatever means it takes to wake us up, this relationship may require us to drop our most deeply held beliefs and expectations. Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse addresses some of the most misunderstood aspects of this powerful relationship and gives practical advice on making the most of this precious opportunity for transformation. Through stories and classical examples, he shows how to walk the path with eyes wide open, with critical-thinking skills sharpened and equipped to analyze the guru, before taking the leap.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse (Khyentse Norbu) is a Tibetan Buddhist lama who travels and teaches internationally and is also an award-winning filmmaker. He is the abbot of several monasteries in Asia and the spiritual director of meditation centers in Vancouver, San Francisco, Sydney, Hong Kong, and Taipei. He is also head of a Buddhist organization called Siddhartha’s Intent.

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