The Center of the Sunlit Sky
- Madhyamaka in the Kagyu Tradition
— by Karl Brunnholzl
(Including a Translation of Pawo Rinpoche's Commentary on the Knowledge Section of Shantideva's "The Entrance to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life" - Bodhicaryavatara )
Madhyamika (or Madhyamaka) is a potent and universally accessible means of calming our suffering and awakening to our innate wisdom.
The Center of the Sunlit Sky artfully rescues this brilliant teaching from its unwarranted reputation for intellectual opacity and reinstates it as a supremely practical tool kit for everyday living.
The aim of this book is to take Madhyamaka out of the purely intellectual corner into which it unjustly gets boxed. It is an attempt to show how Madhayamaka actually addresses and works with all of our experiences in life.
The book follows the original Indian sources as well as the standard commentaries on Madhyamaka in the Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism.
At the same time, these materials are adapted for a contemporary audience, combining the familiar sharpness of Madhyamaka reasonings (launching a massive assault on our cherished belief systems) with exploring the practical relevance of the Madhyamaka way of mind training.