Golden Zephyr

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Title: Golden Zephyr

Secondary Title: Instructions from a Spiritual Friend

Description: Golden Zephyr, Nagarjuna's Letter to a Friend, translated by Leslie Kawamura, presents the view, ethical foundations, and structure of the Mahayana path. It was published to provide students a traditional introduction to the Buddhist path by two great Mahayana masters, the Indian acarya Nagarjuna and the Nyingma scholar Lama Mipham. Writing to encourage a friend to practice the Dharma, Nagarjuna offers concise instructions on training oneself in ethics, meditation, and wisdom. Lama Mi-pham's commentary expands upon each point, providing students a clear, compassionate introduction to the foundations of the Mahayana path. Rich in terminology and study aids, and including the romanized Tibetan text, this book can be viewed as a concise manual to the structure of the path. Glossaries and line indexes enable students to use this teaching as a reader for learning Tibetan.

Includes an essay on the literature on the "Letter to a Friend," a line index in Tibetan transliteration, glossary of Tibetan terms, analyses by Lama Mipham and Sakya Pandita.

Author: Nagarjuna

Commentary: Mipham Rinpoche (The Garland of White Lotus Flowers: A Commentary on Nagarjuna’s “A Letter to a Friend”)

Translator: Leslie Kawamura

Introduction: Foreword by Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche

Publisher: Dharma Publishing

Style: Paperback

Edition Print: 1975

Pages: 185

ISBN: 9780913546215

Size: 5.5” x 8.5”

Weight: 10.7 oz


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