Everyday Consciousness and Awareness (PDF)


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This introduction to Buddhist psychology supplies essential instructions for successful meditation practice. Everyday Consciousness and Primordial Awareness sets forth the nature of mind and human potential and presents meditation practices that can powerfully influence and ultimately transform the mind into the purified mind of a buddha. Rinpoche clearly describes how consciousnesses operate in everyday perception and how at the time of Buddhahood, these same consciousnesses express the five primordial wisdoms of the five Buddha families.

Thrangu Rinpoche has taught on this topic in another teaching in the book Transcending Ego: Distinguishing Consciousness from Wisdom also available from Namo Buddha Publications

"What makes Rinpoche's work distinctive is the clarity and vividness of his religious thought. Rinpoche attempts to concretize the notions of five levels of awareness in the reader's mind by correlating each with a different 'Buddha-family,' accessible through correct meditation." —Library Journal

"With characteristic cogency, clarity, and precision, Thrangu Rinpoche lays out the Buddhist description of mind, in both its conventional and tantric dimensions. Then he invites us further in, showing how these teachings give voice to the subtlety of meditation experience and can lead us to the profundity of the awakened state itself."—Reginald A. Ray

"Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, a pre-eminent Tibetan master, has presented an accessible and precise introduction to the inherently awakened mind at the heart of confusion and suffering. While this text is invaluable for the scholar, it is even more crucial for the Vajrayana practitioner." —Judith Simmer-Brown,

"With the help of this introduction to Buddhist psychology, successful meditation practice is distinctly possible..."
                                                                      —Mandala Magazine

This book published by Wisdom Publishing is 125 pages long and includes an introduction, extensive notes, an excellent Tibetan glossary, a bibliography and index.

This PDF is an exact copy of the paperback book and can be viewed on almost any computer or tablet.

You can also purchase a paperback of this book on this website (under Books).

This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 25 January, 2020.