The first quantity of the fifteenth-century religious vintage that condenses the large breadth of Buddhist teachings into one easy-to-follow meditation guide.
The nice Treatise at the phases of the trail to Enlightenment (Tib. Lam rim chen mo) is likely one of the brightest jewels within the world’s treasury of sacred literature. the writer, Tsong-kha-pa, accomplished it in 1402, and it quickly turned the most popular works of religious perform and philosophy on the earth of Tibetan Buddhism. since it condenses the entire exoteric sūtra scriptures right into a meditation handbook that's effortless to appreciate, students and practitioners depend upon its authoritative presentation as a gateway that ends up in a whole figuring out of the Buddha’s teachings.
Tsong-kha-pa took nice pains to base his insights on classical Indian Buddhist literature, illustrating his issues with classical citations in addition to with sayings of the masters of the sooner Kadampa culture. during this means the textual content demonstrates truly how Tibetan Buddhism rigorously preserved and built the Indian Buddhist traditions.
This first of 3 volumes covers all of the practices which are prerequisite for constructing the spirit of enlightenment (bodhicitta).
By Cyrus Stearns
During this infrequent gem from Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, we examine greater than simply the main points of this actual medication Buddha perform; Rinpoche has kindly incorporated many simple ideas of tantric idea and perform as a rule. a person engaged in any Vajrayana perform will locate this instructing tremendous invaluable.
By Jeffrey Hopkins
Dzong-ka-ba's The Essence of Eloquence continues to be thought of so very important to Tibetan Buddhists that the Dalai Lama retains a duplicate with him at any place he is going. This booklet 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 university. by means of offering vibrant element, Jeffrey Hopkins finds the liveliness of Tibetan scholastic controversies, exhibiting the dynamism of considerate observation and stimulating the reader's metaphysical mind's eye. within the strategy of reading a hundred and seventy concerns, this quantity treats many enticing issues on nice motor vehicle shows of the 3 natures and the 3 non-natures, together with how you can follow those to all phenomena, the selflessness of individuals, and the vacancy of vacancy. It concludes with a delineation of the methods in which the Mind-Only institution translates scriptures.
This stand-alone e-book 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 university of Buddhism, besides a old and doctrinal advent, a close synopsis of the textual content, and a serious version. the second one quantity, Reflections on fact: the 3 Natures and Non-Natures within the Mind-Only School, presents old and social context, a simple presentation of the 3 natures, the 2 varieties of vacancy within the Mind-Only college, and the contrasting perspectives of Dol-bo-ba Shay-rap-gyel-tsen of the Jo-nang-ba order of Tibetan Buddhism.
By Dalai Lama
Ten years in the past, within the best-selling Ethics for a brand new Millennium, His Holiness the Dalai Lama first proposed an method of ethics in keeping with common instead of non secular ideas. With past Relgion, he returns to the dialog at his so much outspoken, elaborating and deepening his imaginative and prescient for the nonreligious way—a route to lead a moral, satisfied, and religious lifestyles. Transcending the faith wars, he outlines a procedure of ethics for our shared international, person who makes a stirring allure for a deep appreciation of our universal humanity, delivering us all a street map for bettering human lifestyles on person, neighborhood, and worldwide degrees.
“Cogent and clean . . . This moral imaginative and prescient is required as we are facing the worldwide demanding situations of technological development, peace, environmental destruction, greed, technological know-how, and teaching destiny generations.” —Spirtuality & Practice
The Divine Madman is the key biography of 1 of Tibet's best-loved saints, the buddha Drukpa Kunley. Drukpa Kunley used to be a "nyomba", a loopy yogi who taught via outrageous habit and ribald humor, via symbolic motion, songs and poetry. utilizing people's emotion, neuroses and sexuality, as a tantric yogi via skillfull capacity and loopy knowledge he woke up their buddha-nature. He belonged to the lineage of Tilo, Naro, Marpa and Milarepa and taught an analogous profound Mahamudra yoga, yet his so much mystery instructing was once radical Dzogchen, Tibet's existential yoga. He wandered as a tantric beggar via relevant and Southern Tibet within the fifteenth century and continues to be famous there because the hero of anti-establishment and anti-monastic stories and the writer of bawdy songs. yet in Bhutan he grew to become greater than an icon, he nonetheless is the consumer saint of a rustic the place the phallus is respected as a non secular icon. This publication is a set of anecdotes and songs compiled by means of a Bhutanese pupil, Geshe Chaphu, made final century, which grew to become a most sensible vendor within the Himalayas. it's been translated via Keith Dowman into simply obtainable prose and poetry. Lee Baarslag has illustrated the paintings along with her high quality line-drawings.
By P. Christiaan Klieger
Because the career of Tibet by means of the Peoples Republic of China in 1959, former border principalities and feudatories of the previous realm of the Dalai Lama have damaged away and feature built sociopolitical and fiscal bonds with different states. Sikkim, Bhutan, Ladakh, and the Tibeto-Burman conversing areas of Burma, Nepal, and others have all built robust ethnic identities except Tibet. 11 recognized students operating in those borderlands of Tibet found in this quantity features in their present historic, linguistic, and ethnographic study. initially offered on the Oxford college assembly of the overseas organization of Tibetan reviews in 2003, the quantity offers a distinct panoply of cultural range in the modern Tibeto-Burman conversing international. it truly is awarded in an illustrated layout, in addition to an creation.
Patrul Rinpoche's number of the Dzogchen teachings of Aro Yeshe Jungne illuminated by way of sensible meditation directions that may be utilized on-the-go in lifestyle by way of scholars of all backgrounds.
Patrul Rinpoche, the cherished nineteenth-century grasp most sensible identified for Words of My ideal Teacher, gathered the lessons of the tenth-century adept Aro Yeshe Jungne and synthesized them into the fast textual content translated the following as Clear Elucidation of precise Nature. tips to placed those crucial teachings into perform is the topic of the full of life observation by way of the 2 Khenpo brothers, the overdue Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche.
The Dzogchen meditation directions of the Aro lineage are divided into 9 units, or 9 degrees, with particular directions for every on the way to establish the character of the brain, tips to abide in it as a life-style, and the way to disencumber turbulent techniques and feelings once they come up. The statement enfolds this guideline right into a extensive normal instructing compatible for newcomers that serves as an creation to Dzogchen meditation, to the Nyingma culture, and to easy Buddhism.
Succinct and straightforward to learn, the textual content encapsulates the complete direction of the 9 degrees of research and perform defined within the Nyingma university of Tibetan Buddhism. consequently, it has a lot to supply either rookies and longtime meditators to help their knowing and perform.
What are crucial issues of distinction among the foremost faculties of Buddhist philosophy? This wealthy, medium-length survey bargains a full of life resolution. The creation, aimed toward these new to Buddhist inspiration, units up a discussion among the universities at the so much debatable issues in Buddhist philosophy. Jamyang Shayba was once the best Tibetan author on philosophical tenets. Losang Gonchok's Clear Crystal Mirror, a concise remark on Jamyang Shayba's root textual content, represents a distillation of many centuries of Indian and Tibetan scholarship. Buddhist Philosophy skims the cream of Jamyang Shayba's mind, supplying an extraordinary chance to sharpen our mind and extend our view of Buddhist idea.