Shambhala Publications: "The Epic of Gesar of Ling"
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Tibet’s great national literary treasure, the epic of Gesar, is the equivalent of the Iliad or the Odyssey in the West. It arose out of a comparable oral tradition, beginning in the eleventh century, and is now considered the longest single work in the world literary canon. Enjoy reading about the magical birth, early years, and coronation as King in The Epic of Gesar of Ling.
King Gesar’s exploits are full of magic and high adventure, and are also models of Buddhist teaching: Gesar came to be widely regarded as an embodiment of the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara or of Padmasambhava, the figure who brought Buddhism to Tibet.
Shambhala Publications has long been one of the premier publishers of dharma and spiritual books in the West. From simple beginnings in Berkeley at the height of the sixties counterculture, Shambhala Publications went on to become one of the most respected publishers of the most important books in the spiritual landscape. Their landmark titles include Meditation in Action by Chogyam Trungpa, The Spiritual Teaching of Ramana Maharshi, Edward Espe Brown's Tassajara Bread Book, Fritjof Capra’s The Tao of Physics, best selling translations of the Art of War, Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones, Pema Chödrön’s When Things Fall Apart, and Suzuki Roshi’s classic, Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind.
Shambhala Publications publishes books that present creative and conscious ways of transforming the individual, the society, and the planet. It presents dharma expressed beyond the meditation cushion, in everyday activities and all spheres of human endeavor, including psychology and the sciences, the arts and creativity, business and economics, and health and healing.
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