In clear and precise language, Khenpo Sherap Phuntsok lays out the difficulties that may arise while living in Dharma centers, as well as possible solutions. People who participate in Dharma groups have unique challenges but also profound resources to deal with any problems that may arise.
A Harmonious Path for Buddhist Communities: Advice on Keeping Amiable Relations Within a Dharma Center
by Khenpo Sherap Phuntsok, translated by Michele Martin
4 x 6 in., 64 pages
Living and working closely together, people who participate in Dharma groups have unique challenges and also profound resources to deal with any problems that may arise. In clear and classic language, Khenpo Sherap Phuntsok lays out the difficulties and their solutions. Born into a renowned family of yogic practitioners, Khenpo Sherap Phuntsok has taught for many years in the Institute for Higher Buddhist Studies at Thrangu Tashi Yangtse in Nepal. He has authored several books in the Tibetan language on philosophy and history. The book cover depicts the Buddhist flag, flown throughout the world to represent Buddhism in all its forms. The flag reminds followers that there is no discrimination of race, nationality, or skin color — all beings, every single one, have buddha nature, the seed of full awakening. The meaning of the colors has been given as follows: blue symbolizes universal compassion; yellow, the Middle Way that avoids extremes; red, the blessings that practice calls forth; white, the purity of the teachings and the liberation they bring; and orange, the wisdom of the teachings. In sum, the colors symbolize the perfection of the teachings and the great awakening to which they lead.