What Makes You Not a Buddhist

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 8/12/2008
  • Publisher: Shambhala

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So you think you're a Buddhist? Think again. Tibetan Buddhist master Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse, one of the most creative and innovative lamas teaching today, throws down the gauntlet to the Buddhist world, challenging common misconceptions, stereotypes, and fantasies. With wit and irony, Khysentse urges readers to move beyond the superficial trappings of Buddhismbeyond the romance with beads, incense, or exotic robesstraight to the heart of what the Buddha taught.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Fabrication and Impermanencep. 7
Emotion and Painp. 33
Everything Is Emptinessp. 55
Nirvana Is beyond Conceptsp. 83
Conclusionp. 107
Postscript on the Translation of Termsp. 127
Acknowledgmentsp. 129
Indexp. 131
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