This is one of the most thorough introductions to the Tibetan Buddhist world view ever published. At the same time it is also one of the most accessible.
The author presents complex and sophisticated teachings and practices in nontechnical language, using engaging stories and personal anecdotes to illustrate his points.
Indestructible Truth presents Tibetan Buddhism in its traditional form but also shows how the Tibetan traditions are applicable to the problems and challenges of modern life in the West.
In addition, it presents the point of view of meditation and the practice of the spiritual life, paying special attention to contemplative practice and meditation as taught in the Kagyu and Nyingma schools.
Reginald Ray tells the story of Buddhism in Tibet, from its great progenitors in India to the larger than life transmitters to the series of schools that developed over the centuries. Leads the reader into the vast world of Tibetan Buddhism, including its philosophy and meditation practices, presented as elements of a practical, living spirituality.
This is the first book in Ray's two-volume work - The World of Tibetan Buddhism - a broad survey distinguished by its clarity and immediacy. In Indestructible Truth, the reader is introduced to Tibetan Buddhism not as an exotic religion, but as an expression of human spirituality that is having a profound impact on the modern world. In volume two - Secret of the Vajra World - Ray presents the lesser-known, hidden and tantric aspects of Tibetan Buddhism as they take shape in the Vajrayana path.
This tome belongs primarily to the very devoted and the very knowledgeable.