Turning Confusion into Clarity
A Guide to the Foundation Practices of Tibetan Buddhism
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche & Helen Tworkov
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“A lively, helpful, and inspiring guide to the teachings on the foundations of the Vajrayana path.”—Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, author of Rebel Buddha
“Mingyur Rinpoche’s mastery of the teachings and subtle understanding of the mind enable him to capture the foundation practices in all their clarity and transformative power, demonstrating why they were so deeply cherished by the great masters of the past and why they are just as important for practitioners today.”—Sogyal Rinpoche
“The foundational teachings of ngondro form the very basis of Vajrayana Buddhist studies and practice. Here is a masterful presentation of these timeless teachings by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, with his characteristic brilliance, mastery of the Buddhadharma, and superior understanding of the contemporary world. It is a must-read for all who aspire to undertake the quintessential practice of ngondro preliminaries.”—Mindrolling Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche
“Mingyur Rinpoche embodies the fruits of deep contemplative practice. A gifted teacher, he shares with us here his teachings on preliminary practices for beginning the spiritual path he guides. And, as we have come to love, Rinpoche does so with his rare combination of wit, accomplishment, and wisdom.”—Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence
By offering detailed instruction and friendly, inspiring advice for those embarking on the Tibetan Buddhist foundation practices, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche provides gentle yet thorough commentary, companionship, and inspiration for committing to the Vajrayana path.
The authors and teachers writing the intro comments have paved the way to make Tibetan dharma concepts accessible in plain English. Now Mingyur Rinpoche comes along to add to the path they have blazed, using his excellent integration of East/West, Buddhism and everyday life. Essential reading for anyone who is intereseted in an intro to Tibetan meditation practices.