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Losing the Clouds, Gaining the Sky

Buddhism and the Natural Mind

Edited by Doris Wolter
Published by Wisdom Publications
Distributed by Simon & Schuster



About The Book

By engaging deeply with the wisdom and practices of the Buddhist path, we are brought face to face with the true nature of our mind and reality. We are taken beyond our stories and opinions, our hopes and our fears, to the place of clarity and peace inherent within us all. The nature of mind is limitless, infinite like the sky, and when we recognize it, we awaken to profound compassion and insight.

This collection of thirty-one teachings, drawn primarily from the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism, provides a gateway into practice for those new to Buddhism and fresh access to timeless truths for longtime practitioners. Readers will appreciate the distinct voices and approaches of both renowned contemporary teachers and great masters of the recent past.

Includes contributions by:
  • Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche
  • Phillipe Cornu
  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama
  • Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche
  • Dudjom Rinpoche
  • Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
  • Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
  • Dzogchen Rinpoche
  • Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche
  • Francesca Fremantle
  • Patrick Gaffney
  • Gyalwang Drukpa Rinpoche
  • Jamyang Kyentse Chokyi Lodro
  • Kalu Rinpoche
  • Khetsun Sangpo Rinpoche
  • Christine Longaker
  • Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche
  • Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche
  • Frank Ostaseski
  • Ringu Tulku Rinpoche
  • Sakya Jetsun Chimey

Product Details

  • Publisher: Wisdom Publications (May 16, 2007)
  • Length: 352 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780861713592

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"An eclectic collection of writings on Dzogchen... Includes seven pieces by Sogyal Rinpoche. The many voices gathered here demonstrate the wide range of styles with which individual teachers of the past century have expressed the Great Perfection."

– Buddhadharma

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