Download E-books The Heart of the Buddha (Dharma Ocean Series) PDF

By Chogyam Trungpa

In The middle of the Buddha, the Tibetan meditation grasp Chögyam Trungpa offers the fundamental teachings of Buddhism as they relate to lifestyle. The ebook is split into 3 elements. In "Personal Journey," the writer discusses the open, inquisitive, and good-humored traits of the "heart of the Buddha," an "enlightened gene" that everybody possesses. In "Stages at the Path," he provides the 3 vehicles—Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana—that hold the Buddhist practitioner towards enlightenment. In "Working with Others," he describes the direct software of Buddhist teachings to issues as assorted as relationships, ingesting, kids, and cash. The center of the Buddha reflects Trungpa’s nice appreciation for Western tradition and deep knowing of the Tibetan Buddhist culture, which enabled him to educate Westerners in an efficient, modern method.

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Download E-books Transcending Madness: The Experience of the Six Bardos (Dharma Ocean Series) PDF

By Chogyam Trungpa

The Tibetan notice bardo is mostly linked to lifestyles after loss of life. right here, Chögyam Trungpa discusses bardo in a truly diverse feel: because the height adventure of any given second. Our adventure of the current second is often coloured via one in all six mental states: the god realm (bliss), the jealous god realm (jealousy and lust for entertainment), the human realm (passion and desire), the animal realm (ignorance), the hungry ghost realm (poverty and possessiveness), and the hell realm (aggression and hatred). In bearing on those geographical regions to the six conventional Buddhist bardo stories, Trungpa presents an insightful examine the "madness" of our frequent mental styles and indicates how they current a chance to transmute day-by-day event into freedom.

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Download E-books The Wheel of Great Compassion PDF

By Lorne Ladner

The Wheel of significant Compassion is the 1st booklet to supply Western readers with a whole realizing of the prayer wheel--an historical and mystical perform that has lengthy been well-liked by Buddhists all through Tibet and Mongolia for its skill to bless the surroundings, advertise therapeutic, raise compassion, and help practitioners on their trips to enlightenment.

This e-book deals a transparent description of prayer wheel perform, its which means and advantages, and its function as an important ritual and image of Tibetan Buddhism. It encompasses a normal creation to the prayer wheel, photos and illustrations, six commentaries via Tibetan lamas (including Lama Zopa Rinpoche), and directions for either prayer wheel building and correct use.

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Download E-books Tsong-kha-pa's Final Exposition of Wisdom PDF

By Jeffrey Hopkins

In fourteenth- and fifteenth-century Tibet there has been nice ferment approximately what makes enlightenment attainable considering that structures of self-liberation needs to express what elements pre-exist within the brain that let for transformation right into a kingdom of freedom from agony. This controversy in regards to the nature of brain which persists to the current day increases many questions.This publication first provides the ultimate exposition of targeted perception by way of Tsong-kha-pa, the founding father of the Ge-luk-pa order of Tibetan Buddhism in his medium-length Exposition of the phases of the Path in addition to the sections at the item of negation and at the truths in his Illumination of the concept: large rationalization of Chandrakirti's complement to Nagarjuna's "Treatise at the Middle." It then information the perspectives of his predecessor Dol-po-pa Shay-rap Gyel-tsen, the seminal writer of philosophical treatises of the Jo-nang-pa order as present in his Mountain Doctrine by means of an research of Tsong-kha-pa's reactions. via contrasting the 2 systems—Dol-po-pa's doctrine of other-emptiness and Tsong-kha-pa's doctrine of self-emptiness—both perspectives emerge extra clearly,contributing to a fuller photo of fact as considered in Tibetan Buddhism. Tsong-kha-pa's Final Exposition of Wisdom brilliantly explicates lack of knowledge and knowledge, explains the connection among dependent-arising and vacancy, exhibits how one can meditate on vacancy, and explains what it skill to view phenomena as like illusions.

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Download E-books The Method of Preserving the Face of Rigpa, the Essence of Wisdom: An Aspect of Training in Thorough Cut PDF

By Tony Duff

Ju Mipham Namgyal is without doubt one of the top recognized authors of the Nyingma culture. He used to be a prolific author with a rare wisdom of his personal and others' dharma traditions. He wrote a number of texts at the subject matters of innermost nice crowning glory (Dzogpa Chenpo). the only here's considered one of his texts on Thorough reduce (Tregcho). The wording of the identify "Preserving the Face of Rigpa" is defined within the creation via the writer. in short even though, it really is asserting that it is a textual content that focusses on one particular element of Thorough reduce perform known as "preserving rigpa". the rest of the identify, "The Essence of Wisdom", refers back to the incontrovertible fact that this method of protecting rigpa fairly is the basic strategy for constructing knowledge. The textual content is brief yet has turn into one of many center texts utilized in Tibet to coach this particular element of Thorough reduce perform. since it is so renowned in the Tibetan culture and since it's one of many few texts that offers in particular with this topic, we felt that it was once a worthwhile addition to our collection of texts with regards to Thorough lower. as a result, we've translated it and made a ebook out of it. word that, even supposing this article was once written as a part of Dzogchen guide, it truly is both acceptable to the perform of essence Mahamudra. hence the textual content is perfect for a person who's practicing both of the 2. a quick yet transparent creation makes the content material of the textual content available.

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Download E-books Nagarjuna's Seventy Stanzas: A Buddhist Psychology of Emptiness PDF

By David Ross Komito

This quantity includes a translation of Seventy Stanzas, a basic paintings of Nagarjuna at the Madhyamika procedure of Buddhist philosophy, besides a statement on it from the Prasangika perspective by Geshe Sonam Rinchen. David Komito summarizes easy Buddhist doctrines on belief and the production of ideas, that have regularly served because the backdrop for Nagarjuna's teachings approximately how humans continuously misperceive and misunderstand the character of the truth within which they reside and the capability during which they event it. This booklet will curiosity Buddhist practitioners, students, and psychologists who search a deeper knowing of Buddhist psychology and epistemology.

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Download E-books A Step Away from Paradise: A Tibetan Lama's Extraordinary Journey to a Land of Immortality PDF

By Foreword by Tenzin Palmo, Thomas K Shor Thomas K. Shor

"A Step clear of Paradise tells the tale of Tibet’s Tulshuk Lingpa, a visionary lama who in 1962 introduced an excursion to what he and his fans believed to be the land of immortality defined in twelfth-century Tibetan culture. With over three hundred disciples, he ventured up a distant Himalayan mountain on the Nepal-Sikkim border with the intention to ‘open the best way’ to a hidden land of lots stumbled on on no map. Fifty years later, Thomas ok. Shor tracks down the surviving contributors of this visionary day trip and entwines their impressive tales of religion and experience along with his personal quest to find the truth of this land referred to as Beyul. What emerges is a wide ranging tale alive with risk, bringing the reader as as regards to the Hidden Land as a publication in all probability can. because the striking account unfolds, the reader is bound to copy the query continually raised by means of the writer in his interviews: after which what occurred? the tale recollects and inspires one in every of humanity's oldest aspirations—that of discovering a stairway to paradise

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Download E-books New Horizons in Bon Studies (Bon Studies-2) PDF

This quantity is part of the result of the internationalsymposiumentitled "New Horizons in Bon experiences" held in 1999 at theNational Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan. Bon is among the pre-Buddhist religions of Tibet. it's been outlined in avariety of the way, yet despite how we outline it, we will correctly say thatits tradition has penetrated Tibetan tradition from precedent days to the presentday. the aim of the symposium used to be todiscuss the Bon comparable issues from all points, equivalent to anthropology, folklore,Buddhist experiences, spiritual reports, cosmology, philology and linguistics toestablish interfaces between quite a few disciplines and to build a commongroundwork for the Bon stories.

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