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  • Published: 15 September 2018
  • ISBN: 9781559394826
  • Imprint: Shambhala
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $49.99

Buddha Nature



The Buddha's definitive teachings on how we should understand the ground of enlightenment and the nature and qualities of Buddhahood.

All sentient beings without exception have buddha nature--the inherent purity and perfection of the mind, untouched by changing mental states. Thus there is neither any reason for conceit in deeming oneself better than others nor any reason for self-contempt, thinking of oneself as inferior and unable to reach enlightenment. This seeing is obscured by veils that are removable and do not touch the inherent purity and perfection of the nature of the mind as such. TheMahayana Uttaratantra Shastra, one of the Five Treatises said to have been dictated to Asanga by the Bodhisattva Maitreya, is presented here to clarify the pure qualities of buddhahood.

  • Published: 15 September 2018
  • ISBN: 9781559394826
  • Imprint: Shambhala
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $49.99

About the authors

Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso

Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso is a noted scholar and teacher who was born in Eastern Tibet in 1935. After completing this early training, he spent five years wandering throughout Eastern and Central Tibet undertaking extensive solitary retreats in caves. When he reached Tsurphu Monastery, he received instruction from the head of the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, the 16 th Karmapa, who later named him a khenpo, which is a title of scholastic mastery. In 1977 he came to the West to teach Tibetan language and Buddhism. Know for his highly engaging teaching style, Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso has been traveling and teaching in the West ever since, placing an emphasis on the careful training of Westerners.

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