Losing the Clouds, Gaining the Sky: Buddhism and the Natural Mind

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Wisdom Publications, May 16, 2007 - Philosophy - 300 pages
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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

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About the author (2007)

Doris Wolter is the chief editor of the German publisher Manjughosha Edition. Born in 1953 in Oldenburg, Germany, she was an active leader for fifteen years of Rigpa Germany. In 1988 she founded Rigpa Rundbrief, the newsletter of Rigpa Germany, and, in 1996, she organized Dying, Death and Life: Toward The Spiritual Care of the Dying, a conference under the guidance of H.H. the Dalai Lama. She has been a board member of the German Buddhist Union since 1993.

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