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Precious Teachers: Indian memoirs of an English Buddhist

by Sangharakshita

Dennis Lingwood, an Englishman and novice Buddhist monk, follows his Indian Buddhist teacher on a pilgrimage to find himself in Kalimpong, a hill station at the foot of the Himalayas. It is 1950, and Tibetan Buddhism has begun its exodus into India, with Kalimpong as a gateway.

In this latest addition to his memoirs, Lingwood, better known as Urgyen Sangharakshita, shares his recollections of those Tibetan gurus and traveling academics who lived in and passed through Kalimpong. Some, like Dudjom Rinpoche and Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, formally impart their wisdom; others teach invaluable lessons by just living their lives.

After reading the Diamond Sutra, an ancient Buddhist text, at the age of 16 Sangharakshita realized that he was a Buddhist. After serving in the British Army in Southeast Asia during WWII, he remained there and after spending 20 years in India, returned to England and established the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order (1967) and Western Buddhist Order (1968).

Precious Teachers: Indian memoirs of an English Buddhist

ISBN / Product Code: 9781899579785

Format: Paperback

Length: 192 pages

Availability: In stock

Price: $A 33.95

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