The author in The Lost Teachings of Lama Govinda digs through the treasure trove of Govinda’s many writings, as well as his private letters and other archival materials, and brings forth nuggets of pure gold. He also mines the memoirs of several other luminaries who met and were inspired by Govinda, such as Huston Smith and W.Y. Evans-Wentz, and shares the wisdom they gleaned from him.
This work is a must read for anyone interested in the development of Tibetan Buddhism in the West. It also serves as a wonderful and lucid introduction to Tibetan mysticism. For the first time in book form, we find Govinda’s best essays on contemporary spirituality, addressing such issues as:
- Buddhism in relation to mystical Christianity, Western psychology, and scientific consciousness studies
- The I Ching—the ancient Chinese ‘Book of Changes’ as the key to a profound worldview
- Meditation as a path to transformation.
Table of Contents:
- From Theravada to Zen
- The Act of Will and Its Role in the Practice of Meditation
- Teilhard de Chardin in the Mirror of Eastern Thought
- Drugs and Meditation
- A New Way to Look at the I Ching
- Questions and Answers
- Selected Bibliography
About the Author:
Richard Power is a editor and is a author of Great song: The Life and Teachings of Joe Miller. Lecturing worldwide, he has studied Vajrayana Buddhism for thirty years.