Unbounded Wholeness: Dzogchen, Bon, and the Logic of the Nonconceptual

Paperback | April 20, 2006

byAnne Carolyn Klein, Tenzin Wangyal

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In this book, Anne Carolyn Klein, an American scholar and teacher of Buddhism, and Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, a rigorously trained Tibetan Lama who was among the first to bring Bon Dzogchen teachings to the West, provide a study and translation of the Authenticity of Open Awareness, afoundational text of the Bon Dzogchen tradition. This is the first time a Bon philosophical text of this scope has been translated into any Western language, and as such it is a significant addition to the study of Tibetan religion and Eastern thought. Klein and Rinpoche provide extensiveintroductory, explanatory and historical material that situates the text in the context of Tibetan thought and culture, thus making it accessible to nonspecialists, and an essential reference for scholars and practitioners alike.

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In this book, Anne Carolyn Klein, an American scholar and teacher of Buddhism, and Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, a rigorously trained Tibetan Lama who was among the first to bring Bon Dzogchen teachings to the West, provide a study and translation of the Authenticity of Open Awareness, afoundational text of the Bon Dzogchen tradition...

Anne Carolyn Klein is Professor of Religious Studies at Rice University and founding co-director of Dawn Mountain, a Tibetan Temple, community center and research institute. She is the author of several books, including Meeting the Great Bliss Queen: Buddhists, Feminists and the Art of the Self (1994). Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche i...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:424 pages, 6.1 × 9.21 × 1.1 inPublished:April 20, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195178505

ISBN - 13:9780195178500

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"Unbounded Wholeness offers an original and compelling study of the Dzogchen contemplative traditions of Bon, the indigenous Tibetan religion. In this well-researched and beautifully written book, Anne Carolyn Klein and Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche chart new terrain, revealing in Bon adynamic way of spiritual self-cultivation and thought. This is an outstanding contribution to our knowledge of Asian religions and philosophies." --Matthew Kapstein, author of The Tibetan Assimilation of Buddhism: Conversion, Contestation and Memory