The Small Golden Key


Subtitle: To the Treasure of the Various Essential Necessities of General and Extraordinary Buddhist Dharma
Author: Thinley Norbu
Softcover, Second edition, 1993 ~ 114 pages.

In this volume, Thinley Norbu Rinpoche explains the important ideas and practices of the Vajrayana teachings of Tibetan Buddhism. He discusses the origins of Buddhism in India and its spread to Tibet; the lineages of Tibetan Buddhism, with emphasis on the Nyingma school; the differences between the Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana teachings; the outstanding features of the Mahayana; and some of the special qualities and practices of the Vajrayana.