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Fearless in Tibet by Matteo Pistono

Fearless in Tibet

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Fearless in Tibet by Matteo Pistono
May 27, 2014 | ISBN 9781401941475

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“The life of Tertön Sogyal offers an epic tale of great spiritual practice. Fascinating to read, the story shares many key teachings as well. Fearless in Tibet is a gem for anyone interested in Tibetan Buddhist practice and culture.”
— Sharon Salzberg, New York Times best-selling author of Lovingkindness

“Fifteen years in the making, Matteo Pistono has written a lyrical biography of Tertön Sogyal (1856–1926), the most powerful tantric master of his era. Pistono’s gracefully written stories are evocative and magically playful, but his rendition of Tertön Sogyal’s journey is also critical to understanding the fate of Tibet. As a dakini named Tsephei warned the master in 1915, ‘If China and Tibet fight in the future, everyone will lose, but in the end Tibet will succumb.’ This is now the living tragedy of our Tibet.”
— Kai Bird, Pulitzer Prize–winning biographer and historian

“Tertön Sogyal exemplified the mastery of Buddha Dharma and the yogic conduct of a mahasiddha. Biographies of the great, authentic masters of Buddha Dharma are an integral part of the study and practice of Buddhism. They serve as true inspiration for practitioners and motivate all to strive continuously on the path of practice. This wonderful biography will be of great benefit and inspiration not only for practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism but also for anyone with sincere interest in discovering the depth of Buddhist insight.”
— Mindrolling Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche

Fearless in Tibet is filled with stories and poetry centering around the most profound topics in our human civilization. And what’s more—it’s a remarkably good read. A unique spiritual biography and a must for all followers of Padmasambhava’s teachings.”
— Erik Pema Kunsang, author of Wellsprings of the Great Perfection

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