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Rebel Buddha: On the Road to Freedom

2 Ratings: 4.0
A book by Dzogchen Ponlop

Scholar and teacher Dzogchen Ponlop (Mind Beyond Death) focuses on the experiential aspects of Buddhism that transcend culture, in the vein of writer-teacher Stephen Batchelor's idea of "Buddhism without beliefs." He argues that everyone … see full wiki

Tags: Books, Buddhism, Buddha, Eastern Philosophy
Author: Dzogchen Ponlop
Publisher: Shambhala
2 reviews about Rebel Buddha: On the Road to Freedom
review by . October 30, 2010
Ponlop, part of the global diaspora, argues for Buddhism removed from the Asian decorations that cloak its power. He presents an accessible program of self-liberation from mental constructs and religious dogma. He expands upon two lectures that present dharma teachings with nearly no Buddhist vocabulary or Tibetan references. He explains how Buddhism in a globalized era demands freedom from exotic rituals, colorful trappings, or hidebound formulas that hold back both jaded Easterners and gullible …
review by . December 01, 2010
Dzogchen brings the reader a great overview of the core ideas of Buddhist spirituality and the process of awakening and liberation. This book covers basic tenets of Buddhism while examining how people in modern America and any other culture can integrate these ideas about spiritual freedom and awakening into their lives. The writer's style is clear and articulate, making Buddhist ideas accessible and meaningful to the reader.  The image of the rebel is a valuable one, as awakening requires …
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