This is a unique and powerful presentation of the teachings of Tibetan
Buddhism on the five elements: earth, water, air, fire, and space. In
their gross and subtle forms, these elements combine to make up the
infinite illusory display of phenomenal existence. Through teachings,
stories, and his distinctive use of language, Thinley Norbu Rinpoche
relates how the energies of the elements manifest within our everyday
world, in individual behavior and group traditions, relationships and
solitude, medicine and art. He explains their links to the five Buddha
families and their respective Wisdom Dakinis, and shows how each element
relates to our senses, temperament, passions, habits, and karmic
potentials. This magic dance of the elements, he concludes, can be
transformed through meditation practice and cultivating the calm, vast,
and playful state of consciousness that he calls "playmind."
129 pages. Paperback.