Teachings of the Mountain Hermit of Mandong
Features a text on taking refuge and arousing enlightenment mind (bodhichitta) by a hermit who lived in the mountains near Mandong, Tibet, in the 20th century. He was very famous for his compassion for and assistance given to the very poor people of the Mandong region who were suffering mightily because of the horrors of the Communist Chinese invasion of Tibet. His explanations in this text follow the teachings of Atisha's lineage, with a strong emphasis on taking refuge and arousing love and compassion for all. The great point of this text though, is his teaching on compassion. The title may not sound like much, but reading this book has brought Westerner's to tears because of his heart-felt explanations of other's sufferings. The book called "Hinting at Dzogchen" forms a useful companion to this book; it is available in this store. Introduction, translations, ample footnotes, glossary, and book design by Tony Duff.