Download E-books Absorption In No External World: 170 Issues In Mind-Only Buddhism (Dynamic Responses to Dzong-Ka-Ba's the Essence of Eloquence) PDF

By Jeffrey Hopkins

Dzong-ka-ba's The Essence of Eloquence remains to be thought of so vital to Tibetan Buddhists that the Dalai Lama retains a replica with him at any place he is going. This e-book examines many desirable issues raised in six centuries of Tibetan and Mongolian observation in regards to the first sections of this article: the Prologue, and the part at the Mind-Only tuition. through delivering bright aspect, Jeffrey Hopkins unearths the liveliness of Tibetan scholastic controversies, displaying the dynamism of considerate statement and stimulating the reader's metaphysical mind's eye. within the means of analyzing one hundred seventy concerns, this quantity treats many enticing issues on nice automobile shows of the 3 natures and the 3 non-natures, together with tips on how to observe those to all phenomena, the selflessness of individuals, and the vacancy of vacancy. It concludes with a delineation of the techniques during which the Mind-Only college translates scriptures.

This stand-alone ebook is the ultimate quantity of a trilogy on Mind-Only that Hopkins composed over a interval of 22 years. His seriously annotated translation of the 1st sections of Dzong-ka-ba's textual content is inside the first quantity, Emptiness within the Mind-Only tuition of Buddhism, besides a historic and doctrinal creation, an in depth synopsis of the textual content, and a severe version. the second one quantity, Reflections on truth: the 3 Natures and Non-Natures within the Mind-Only School, offers old and social context, a simple presentation of the 3 natures, the 2 varieties of vacancy within the Mind-Only university, and the contrasting perspectives of Dol-bo-ba Shay-rap-gyel-tsen of the Jo-nang-ba order of Tibetan Buddhism.

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Download E-books Soundings in Tibetan Medicine: Anthropological and Historical Perspectives: Tibetan Studies: Proceedings of the Tenth Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, Oxford, 2003. PDF

By Mona Schrempf (editor)

This selection of experiences at the anthropology and historical past of Tibetan drugs offers interesting new insights into either dynamic advancements and ancient continuities in scientific wisdom and perform which have been take place in a number of conventional and modern Tibetan societies.

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Download E-books Echoes: The Boudhanath Teachings PDF



In a truly intimate, casual atmosphere, Thinley Norbu, the most articulate voices of Tibetan Buddhism, supplies a no-holds-barred rationalization of the demanding situations Westerners face in authentically studying, practising, and transmitting Buddhism, highlighting either the stumbling blocks and how to navigate past them.

In colourful, bustling Boudhanath--Buddhism's nice pilgrimage web site in Nepal--a staff of Westerners accrued to talk with Kyabje Thinley Norbu Rinpoche approximately subject matters either mundane and stylish. this is often the list in their energetic discussion. First released in an particular deepest version a few 40 years in the past, Echoes has now back to arrive a bigger and broader viewers who might be desirous to proportion during this intimate trade of questions and solutions with a respected instructor.

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Download E-books The Meaning of Life: Buddhist Perspectives on Cause and Effect PDF

Utilizing the conventional Buddhist allegorical photo of the Wheel of existence and the instructing of the twelve hyperlinks of established origination, the Dalai Lama deftly illustrates how our lifestyles, although fleeting and infrequently filled with woes, brims with the opportunity of peace and happiness. we will be able to notice that capability through cultivating a sensible appreciation of the interdependency of activities and adventure, and by way of dwelling a sort and compassionate lifestyles. A lifestyles therefore lived, the Dalai Lama teaches, turns into completely significant for either oneself and for others.

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Download E-books Zurchungpa's Testament PDF

Zurchungpa's 80 Chapters of non-public Advice was once the ultimate educating given through the good Nyingma grasp Zurchung Sherab Trakpa ahead of he gave up the ghost. His counsels are the distillation of a lifetime's adventure and contain the sensible directions of a grasp who had made the lessons of the nice Perfection really a part of himself. the unique textual content contains nearly 580 maxims, geared up into 80 chapters protecting the complete course of Dzogchen, from basic teachings on devotion and renunciation, via to a complete sequence of pith directions that deliver the Dzogchen view to lifestyles. a lot of the which means of those pithy, frequently cryptic, directions might be misplaced at the reader with out assistance from the notes Shechen Gyaltsap Rinpoche supplied in his annotated variation, which he in accordance with the reasons he obtained from his personal instructor, Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo.

This publication includes a whole certain instructing on Zurchungpa's textual content by means of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, in accordance with Shechen Gyaltsap's notes. initially meant as crucial directions for a gaggle of practitioners in three-year retreat, it's going to surely function an quintessential advisor to someone who heavily needs to perform the good Perfection.

Zurchung Sherab Trakpa (1014-1074) used to be a key instructor within the Zur culture, one of many handful of kama lineages wherein the lessons of the traditional culture have been transmitted from grasp to disciple, starting with Guru Padmasambhava and Vimalamitra, down to the Nyingma masters of the current day. He used to be a realized student and complete meditation grasp who spent decades in retreat, training the lessons of the good Perfection.

Shechen Gyaltsap Rinpoche (1871-1926) was once a massive disciple of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo the nice and one in all Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche's root academics. An finished meditator, he was once additionally essentially the most revered students of his day, whose writings fill 13 volumes.

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Download E-books Illuminating the Path to Enlightenment PDF

About 1,000 years in the past, the good Indian pandit and yogi, Dipamkara Shrijnana (Atisha), was once invited to Tibet to reestablish the Buddhadharma which have been suppressed and corrupted for nearly centuries. one in all Atisha's major accomplishments in Tibet was once his writing of the seminal textual content A Lamp for the trail to Enlightenment, during which he extracted the essence of all 84,000 teachings of the Buddha and arranged them right into a transparent, steplike association that makes it effortless for anybody practitioner to appreciate and perform the Dharma. This style of teachings is called lam-rim, or steps of the trail, and types a necessary a part of each institution of Tibetan Buddhism.

In this e-book His Holiness the Dalai Lama offers a remark not to in basic terms Atisha's innovative paintings but additionally to traces of expertise, a quick lam-rim textual content written by means of Lama Tsong Khapa who used to be possibly the best of all Tibetan lam-rim authors. In bringing jointly the lessons of Atisha, Lama Tsong Khapa and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, this e-book deals listeners one of many clearest and so much authoritative expositions of the Tibetan Buddhist direction ever released. it really is hugely instructed listening no matter if you're at starting, the center, and the tip of the trail. those teachings got by means of His Holiness in l. a. in 2000 and have been subsidized and released by means of Thubten Dhargye Ling in partnership with the Lama Yeshe knowledge Archive.

The Lama Yeshe knowledge Archive (LYWA) is the accumulated works of Lama Thubten Yeshe and Kyabje Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche. The Archive was once based in 1996 via Lama Zopa Rinpoche, the Archive’s religious director, to unfold the Dharma for the happiness and good thing about all beings in as some ways as attainable. stopover at us on-line at www.LamaYeshe.com.

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Download E-books Wild Awakening: The Heart of Mahamudra and Dzogchen PDF

Mahamudra and Dzogchen are possibly the main profound teachings inside of all of Tibetan Buddhism. The adventure of Mahamudra, or "great symbol," is an overpowering feel of outstanding readability, completely open and nondualistic. Dzogchen, or "great perfection," is the last word instructing in keeping with the Nyingma culture and likewise represents the top of religious improvement. those are the 2 paths that supply practitioners with the main skillful ability to event the totally woke up nation and without delay flavor the truth of our brain and atmosphere. And but those recommendations are notoriously tricky to know and tough to give an explanation for. In Wild Awakening, Tibetan Buddhist grasp Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche offers those esoteric teachings in a mode that finds their staggering simplicity and nice sensible worth, emphasizing that we will be able to all event our global extra at once, with accountability, freedom, and self assurance. With a simple technique and casual kind, he offers those crucial teachings in a fashion that even these very new to Tibetan Buddhism can comprehend.

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Download E-books As Long As Space Endures: Essays On The Kalacakra Tantra In Honor Of H.H. The Dalai Lama PDF

By Edward A. Arnold

The Kalachakra Tantra—Kalachakra ability wheel of time—is a convention of Buddhist conception and perform whose root textual content treats a gorgeous expanse of data starting from observations of the cosmos to investigations of meditative states and very important physically energies. within the Tibetan-speaking global, a public Kalachakra initiation continues to be the main sought-after eveny within the lifetime of a religious Buddhist. The Fourteenth Dalai Lama has lengthy had a powerful reference to the Kalachakra Tantra and taken the initiation to the West in 1981, appearing it within the united states, Switzerland, Spain, and Australia. This quantity has been created to have a good time his lengthy involvement with the Kalachakra teachings.

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Download E-books Magic Dance: The Display of the Self-Nature of the Five Wisdom Dakinis PDF

This can be a exact and robust presentation of the lessons of Tibetan Buddhism at the 5 parts: earth, water, air, fireplace, and house. of their gross and refined kinds, those parts mix to make up the countless illusory show of extraordinary lifestyles. via teachings, tales, and his detailed use of language, Thinley Norbu Rinpoche relates how the energies of the weather show up inside our daily global, in person habit and crew traditions, relationships and solitude, medication and artwork. He explains their hyperlinks to the 5 Buddha households and their respective knowledge Dakinis, and indicates how each one point pertains to our senses, temperament, passions, conduct, and karmic potentials. This magic dance of the weather, he concludes, might be reworked via meditation perform and cultivating the calm, great, and playful kingdom of cognizance that he calls "playmind."

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