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The Life of Shabkar : The Autobiography of a Tibetan Yogin

Shabkar, Matthieu Ricard (Translator), Jakob Leschly (Translator), Erik Schmidt (Translator)

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Shabkar Tsogdruk Rangdrol (1781-1851), one of the master works of the Tibetan religious heritage, explains Tibetan Buddhism and social and cultural life of early 19th-century.

"Sky-yogin, endowed with realization, Fortunate son, your realization of emptiness Equals that of your father -- This is wonderful indeed, O noble son! But your compassion, I think, Is not equal to his. In the same way that you meditated on emptiness, You should not meditate on compassion."
-- quote Shabkar

Content
Foreword, His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama
Preface, Matthew Kapstein
Acknowledgments
Translator's Introduction, Matthieu Ricard
A Celebration of Shabkar, H. H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
The Life Story
Introduction
1 Early Years
2 Renouncing the World
3 Meeting My Teacher
4 Retreat at the Hermit's Cave
5 Meditation at Tigress Fort
6 At The Heart of the Lake
7 Meditation at Mount Machen
8 At White Rock Monkey Fortress
9 Pilgrimage to Central Tibet
10 The Ravines of Tsari
11 At Mount Kailash
12 Pilgrimage to Nepal
13 Meditation at Lapchi
14 Return to Central Tibet
15 Return to Domey
Conclusion Appendices
1 Introduction to the teachings dealt with in the biography
2 Shabkar's spiritual teachers
3 Chögyal Ngakyi Wangpo's ancestry
4 Kunzang Dechen Gyalpo and the Wish-fulfilling Gem, Hayagriva and Varahi
5 Shabkar's writings
6 Shabkar's disciples
List of Abbreviations
Glossary of Enumerations
Bibliography
Maps
Table of Songs, Letters, Teachings, and Major Events
Indexes
1 General index
2 Index of persons, deities, and sacred images
3 Index of places
4 Index of Tibetan works