The triumph of Tibetan Buddhism

"soon discovered that Tibetan Buddhism is not all deities floating on lotus blossoms, tinkling bells and cedarwood incense. On the meditation cushion, I endured knee agony, extreme boredom and oscillations between elation and despair until I finally understood why Buddhism is known as a "science of the mind." As my struggles gave way to what the lama Trungpa Rinpoche describes as "cool boredom" – the depth and breadth of Tibetan Buddhist experience opened up for me and practice became a firm commitment."

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