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Snow Lion Meets Europe

and Other Teachings

ByKhenpo Kyosang RinpocheDon McIntosh

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‘The Western society is built on machines. You live with them and even within them. And among them, too. Don’t tell me that your environment has no impact on your mind. It surely does...’ ~~~~~~~ ‘Imagine that you are a teacher. Imagine that in your class, there are three or four lads who want to read Shakespeare or Goethe. Imagine that other students have no wish to read these authors. So what will you do if you are a “democratic” teacher? You will let your students decide what they wish to study. No Shakespeare, no Goethe, to be sure...’ ~~~~~~~ So states Khenpo Kyosang Rinpoche, an admired Buddhist lama, in SNOW LION MEETS EUROPE. Through a series of lectures, given to a mostly German audience, SNOW LION gently but firmly confronts the vagaries and inconsistencies of Western culture from an Eastern perspective. The result is a highly readable book that is provocative, humorous, and insightful. ~~~~~~~ This third extended edition includes a number of additional materials, such as the controversial ‘restored’ chapter, Rinpoche’s last interview, his teaching entitled FORTY-NINE ASPIRATIONS, his posthumous credo, an open letter to Western Buddhists and several responses to it, the minutes of two important meetings attended by Rinpoche’s closest disciples, and so on.


Publication Date
Apr 23, 2022
Religion & Spirituality
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
By (author): Khenpo Kyosang Rinpoche, Foreword by: Don McIntosh, Edited by: Don McIntosh, Edited by: Nicki Richards, Notes by: Ludwig Roemer


Perfect Bound
Interior Color
Black & White
US Letter (8.5 x 11 in / 216 x 279 mm)

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