In the Presence of Masters

coverIn the Presence of Masters : Wisdom from 30 Contemporary Tibetan Buddhist Teachers, by Reginald A. Ray, from Shambhala Publications, ISBN 1570628491. Thirty of the most creative, eloquent, and energetic Tibetan Buddhist teachers of Westerners in recent decades are featured in this collection of teachings. The contributors are masters who helped establish Buddhism in the West, founding centers in North America, Britain, Australia and Europe, publishing books in English, etc. The teachings, drawn exclusively from the spoken word as given in talks and seminars, are arranged thematically to cover meditation, ethics, tantra, the role of the teacher, and other topics.