Download E-books Peaceful Death, Joyful Rebirth: A Tibetan Buddhist Guidebook PDF

By Tulku Thondup

Buddhist teachings on dealing with demise with openness and perception, from the writer of The therapeutic strength of Mind—now in paperback

Buddhism teaches that loss of life could be a springboard to enlightenment—yet for all however the so much complicated meditators, will probably be the gateway to numerous destiny lives of discomfort in samsara. Tulku Thondup wrote this consultant to assist us heal our worry and confusion approximately dying and develop our perform in anticipation of this transition, and to assist us become aware of the enlightened target of final peace and joy—not just for loss of life and rebirth, yet for this very lifetime. In easy language, he distills an unlimited diversity of assets, together with scriptures, vintage commentaries, oral teachings, and firsthand money owed.

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Download E-books A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life PDF

By B. Alan Wallace

Within the complete of the Tibetan Buddhist culture, there's no unmarried treatise extra deeply respected or largely practiced than A consultant to the Bodhisattva manner of Life. Composed within the 8th century by way of the Indian Bodhisattva Santideva, it grew to become an immediate vintage within the curricula of the Buddhist monastic universities of India, and its renown has grown ever considering the fact that. Santideva offers tips on how to harmonize one's existence with the Bodhisattva excellent and evokes the reader to domesticate the perfections of the Bodhisattva: generosity, ethics, persistence, zeal, meditative focus, and knowledge.

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Download E-books Chenrezig, Lord of Love: Principles and Methods of Deity Meditation PDF

The Tibetan Buddhist practices of meditation are a part of the religious wealth of humanity. Chenrezig (Skt, Avalokiteshvara), the deity that represents the loving and compassionate power of the brain, is the preferred deity of Tibet. Bokar Rinpoche (1940-2004) provides precise directions for this custom and addresses the worries of Western practitioners in delivering the original teachings accumulated during this publication.

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Download E-books Tibet: A History PDF

Situated north of the Himalayas, Tibet is legendary for its particular tradition and its debatable assimilation into sleek China. but Tibet within the twenty-first century can in simple terms be adequately understood within the context of its impressive background.

Sam van Schaik brings the historical past of Tibet to lifestyles by way of telling the tales of the folk concerned, from the distinction days of the Tibetan empire within the 7th century via to the current day. He explores the emergence of Tibetan Buddhism and the increase of the Dalai Lamas, Tibet's entanglement within the "Great video game" within the early 20th century, its submission to chinese language Communist rule within the Nineteen Fifties, and the afflicted occasions of contemporary many years.

Tibet sheds gentle at the country's complicated dating with China and explains often-misunderstood elements of its tradition, akin to reborn lamas, monasteries and hermits, The Tibetan publication of the Dead, and the function of the Dalai Lama. Van Schaik works in the course of the layers of background and fable to create a compelling narrative, one who bargains readers a better realizing of this crucial and arguable nook of the world.

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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 among the most sensible 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 themes of innermost nice final touch (Dzogpa Chenpo). the single this is considered one of his texts on Thorough lower (Tregcho). The wording of the identify "Preserving the Face of Rigpa" is defined within the advent by means of the writer. in short even though, it's announcing that it is a textual content that focusses on one particular element of Thorough lower perform known as "preserving rigpa". the rest of the name, "The Essence of Wisdom", refers back to the undeniable fact that this system of keeping rigpa rather is the basic process for constructing knowledge. The textual content is brief yet has turn into one of many middle texts utilized in Tibet to educate this particular point of Thorough minimize perform. since it is so well known in the Tibetan culture and since it's one of many few texts that bargains particularly with this topic, we felt that it was once a valuable addition to our choice of texts near to Thorough minimize. for that reason, now we have translated it and made a ebook out of it. notice that, even though this article used to be written as a part of Dzogchen guideline, it really is both appropriate to the perform of essence Mahamudra. therefore the textual content is perfect for a person who's practicing both of the 2. a brief yet transparent advent makes the content material of the textual content obtainable.

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Download E-books The Heart Treasure of the Enlightened Ones: The Practice of View, Meditation, and Action: A Discourse Virtuous in the Beginning, Middle, and End PDF

During this publication, nice Tibetan Buddhist masters of the 19th and 20th centuries problem us to seriously study our materialistic preoccupations and think twice approximately how we wish to spend the remainder of our lives. even as, they supply useful tips in following the Buddhist direction, ranging from the main simple motivation and culminating within the direct adventure of fact past the achieve of conceptual brain.

The root textual content is a educating in verse written within the 19th century by way of Patrul Rinpoche, one of many remarkable lecturers of his day. within the accompanying remark, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (1910–1991)—lineage holder of the Nyingma institution and one of many nice expounders of the Dharma in Europe and North America—expands upon the textual content together with his attribute compassion and uncompromising thoroughness. Patrul Rinpoche's clean and piercing verses mixed with Khyentse Rinpoche's down-to-earth reviews supply a concise but whole exam of the Buddhist direction.

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Download E-books Path to Buddhahood: Teachings on Gampopa's JEWEL ORNAMENT OF LIBERATION PDF

By Ringu Tulku

The Jewel decoration of Liberation is seemed through all Tibetan Buddhist colleges as probably the most inspiring and accomplished works of the culture. Written by way of Gampopa (born 1079 CE), the most religious son of the good hermit Milarepa, this significant textual content lays out the phases of the Buddhist course and explains how an enlightened angle is reinforced via working towards the six perfections of generosity, self-discipline, endurance, exertion, meditation, and data.

For the 1st time, this occasionally tough textual content is made available to Western readers in a transparent and fascinating statement. Tibetan instructor Ringu Tulku explores this vintage paintings of Buddhist perform and philosophy with the playful and clean type that has made him so well known between scholars of Buddhism. utilizing folksy examples and anecdotes, he brings this article to existence, discussing issues comparable to:

   •  seeing throughout the illusions that reason us to undergo
   •  recommendation on appearing with kindness, generosity, and persistence
   •  directions on how you can positioned others first
   •  information for reaching peace and lasting compassion

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Download E-books Dakini Teachings: Padmasambhava's Oral Instructions to Lady Tsogyal (Shambhala Dragon Editions) PDF

Padmasambhava, the Indian mystic and tantric Buddhist grasp, is moment simply to Buddha Shakyamuni because the most renowned personage within the Tibetan culture of Buddhism. within the 9th century, he made the adventure around the Himalayan Mountains to set up Buddhism for the folk in that kingdom. Now, greater than 1,000 years later, we will pay attention and be touched by way of his voice as contained inside this number of oral recommendation. occasionally with humor, occasionally with biting sarcasm, Dakini Teachings covers a variety of directions. Given not just to the king of Tibet but additionally to uneducated humans, it's a vintage paintings of legitimate truths for a person who truly desires to persist with a non secular direction in each stroll of life.

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