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The Fulfillment of All Hopes

Guru Devotion in Tibetan Buddhism

Translated by Gareth Sparham

Why is it important to have a spiritual teacher? How does on enter into such a relationship intelligently?

Devoting oneself to a spiritual teacher is a practice much misunderstood in the West, yet fundamental to the tantric Buddhism of Tibet. The Fulfillment of All Hopes is an explanation of this core practice by Tsongkhapa, one of Tibet's most revered scholar-practitioners.

Presented here is a complete translation of Tsongkhapa's commentary on the well-known Fifty Stanzas on the Guru accompanied by the original Tibetan text.

"A book for all truth-seekers!"


"How to relate to teachers in the most beneficial way is still a major problem for those new to Tibetan Buddhism, yet is essential for progress on the path. This is a welcome clarification."

– The Middle Way

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