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The Teacher-Student Relationship
  • Published: 15 February 2013
  • ISBN: 9781559390965
  • Imprint: Snow Lion
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240

The Teacher-Student Relationship



It is crucial for students of Vajrayana Buddhism to find an authentic wisdom teacher and know how to properly rely upon that teacher in order to awaken to their buddha nature and thereby attain full enlightenment. Fortunately, the topic has been thoroughly explored by Jamgon Kongtrul in the tenth chapter of The Treasury of Knowledge. This essential text clearly lays out what credentials and qualities one should look for in a wisdom teacher, why a wisdom teacher is necessary, and how the relationship between this teacher and disciple best develops once it is established.

  • Published: 15 February 2013
  • ISBN: 9781559390965
  • Imprint: Snow Lion
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240

About the author

Jamgon Kongtrul

Jamgön Kongtrul (1813-1899) was a versatile and prolific scholar. He has been characterized as a "Tibetan Leonardo" because of his significant contributions to religion, education, medicine, and politics.

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Praise for The Teacher-Student Relationship

"This is a critical teaching especially suited for our confusing times, as students in the West continue to adapt to the Buddhist conceptions of devotion, submission, trust, and acceptance."—Shambhala Sun

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