Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand: A Concise Discourse on the Path to Enlightenment

Pabongka Rinpoche was one the twentieth century's most charismatic and revered Tibetan lamas, and in Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand we can see why. In this famous twenty-four-day teaching on the lamrim, or stages of the path, Pabongka Rinpoche weaves together lively stories and quotations with frank observations and practical advice to move readers step by step along the journey to buddhahood. When his student Trijang Rinpoche first edited and published these teachings in Tibetan, an instant classic was born. The flavor and immediacy of the original Tibetan are preserved in Michael Richards' fluid and lively translation, which is now substantially revised in this new edition.

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By Joseph (Wilmington, DE) · ★★★★★ · November 02, 2011
definitive teachings on Lam rim Chen-mo. an absolute read for anyone interested in Tibetan Buddhism, Mahayana, and specifically Tsongkhapa's text on Lam rim which has come to define not only the Gelug Lineage of the Dalai Lamas, but of the mainstream Tibetan religious teachings of pre Communist O... ...more
By Jan (Palmerston North, G2, New Zealand) · ★★★★★ · May 24, 2014
If you follow the teachings in this book, this is probably the only dharma book you're ever going to need. This should be a standard and in my library it is. ...more
By Nat (Walsall, O8, The United Kingdom) · ★★★★★ · December 26, 2013
Excellent detailed Dharma book. Felt it opened my eyes to many aspects of Buddhism. have now read it several times. ...more
By Khenpo (Harrisburg, PA) · ★★★★★ · November 23, 2012

This seminal text and commentary is a must- have resource for any Vajrayana practitioner.

I've read and studied it at least eight times, and discover new insights each time.
By Marc (Camano Island, WA) · ★★★★★ · October 12, 2009
Re-reading. The Lam Rim is the most beautiful, concise compilation of Mahayana (Tibetan) Buddhist teachings. ...more
By Jill (Ann Arbor, MI) · ★★★★★ · November 30, 2007
Stages of the Path to Enlightenment ...more