Download The Torch of Certainty by Jamgon Kongtrul PDF

By Jamgon Kongtrul

This translation of a basic Tantric textual content unearths the richness and profundity of the highbrow and contemplative traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. The textual content describes the 4 beginning Practices that every one practitioners of Vajrayana Buddhism needs to entire. the character of impermanence, the results of karma, the advance of an enlightened angle, and devotion to the guru are one of the topics handled during this e-book.

Three eminent modern Tibetan Buddhist masters—Kalu Rinpoche, Deshung Rinpoche, and Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche—explain the importance of The Torch of simple task for modern day scholars and practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism.

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Download Buddhism for Busy People: Finding Happiness in an Uncertain by David Michie PDF

By David Michie

Commencing the door to the middle teachings of Tibetan Buddhism, this consultant deals the private tale of 1 man's trip right into a extra non secular and centred lifestyles via either philosophy and motion. After incorporating basic Buddhist practices into his way of life, the writer now teaches others easy methods to comprehend the adaptation among transitority excitement and lasting achievement. His profound and basic feedback, resembling meditation and cultivating compassion, offer innovations for a heartfelt serenity that comes from connecting with our internal nature.

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Download The Bardo Guidebook by Chökyi Nyima, Marcia Binder Schmidt, Erik Pema Kunsang PDF

By Chökyi Nyima, Marcia Binder Schmidt, Erik Pema Kunsang

Life is an unending cycle of expertise referred to as the 4 bardos. those 4 sessions comprise our current lifestyles, the method of death, the after-death event, and the search for a brand new rebirth. Drawing from his intimate wisdom of the innermost Vajrayana teachings, the Tibetan grasp Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche provides in The Bardo Guidebook uncomplicated, direct directions on how you can take care of the 4 bardos.

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Download The Heart Treasure of the Enlightened Ones: The Practice of by Patrul Rinpoche, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, The Padmakara PDF

By Patrul Rinpoche, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, The Padmakara Translation Group, The Dalai Lama

During this ebook, nice Tibetan Buddhist masters of the 19th and 20th centuries problem us to seriously learn our materialistic preoccupations and consider carefully approximately how we wish to spend the remainder of our lives. At thesame time, they supply sensible assistance in following the Buddhist direction, ranging from the main simple motivation and culminating within the direct event of fact past the succeed in of conceptual brain. the basis textual content is a instructing in verse written within the 19th century through PatrulRinpoche, one of many extraordinary lecturers of his day. within the accompanyingcommentary, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (1910–1991)— lineage holder of the Nyingma university and one of many nice expounders of the Dharma in Europe andNorth America—expands upon the textual content along 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 entire exam of the Buddhist course.

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Download Mind Beyond Death by Dzogchen Ponlop PDF

By Dzogchen Ponlop

An fundamental guidebook in the course of the trip of lifestyles and demise, Mind past Death weaves a synthesis of knowledge notable in its scope. With hot informality and profound figuring out of the Western brain, the Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche makes the mysterious Tibetan teachings at the bardos—the durations of existence, loss of life, and beyond—completely to be had to the fashionable reader.

Drawing on a panoramic variety of fabric, Mind past Death indicates us how the bardos can be utilized to overcome demise. operating with the bardos skill taking carry of existence and studying the best way to dwell with fearless abandon. Exploring all six bardos—not simply the 3 bardos of death—Mind past Death demonstrates that the key to a very good trip via and past loss of life lies in how we are living. jogging skillfully during the bardos of dream meditation and way of life, the Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche takes us deep into the mysterious demise durations, introducing us to their mind-blowing mindscape. This journey de strength supplies us the information to remodel demise, the best situation, into the main strong chance for enlightenment. With either nuts-and-bolts meditation ideas and marvelous illumination, Mind past Death deals a transparent map and a strong car that might effectively delivery the reader during the not easy transitions of this lifestyles and the perilous bardos past loss of life

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Download The Great Perfection (rdzogs chen) (Brill's Tibetan Studies by Karmay, S.G. PDF

By Karmay, S.G.

The nice Perfection (rDzogs chen in Tibetan) is a philosophical and meditative educating. Its inception is attributed to Vairocana, one of many first seven Tibetan Buddhist priests ordained at Samye within the 8 century A.D. The doctrine is looked between Buddhists because the center of the lessons adhered to by way of the Nyingmapa college when equally it really is held to be the elemental educating one of the Bonpos, the non-Buddhist university in Tibet. After a historic creation to Tibetan Buddhism and the Bon, the writer bargains with the legends of Vairocana (Part I), analysing early records containing crucial components of the doctrine and evaluating them with the Ch'an culture. He is going directly to discover intimately the improvement of the doctrine within the 10th and 11th centuries A.D. (Part II). The Tantric doctrines that play a big function are handled, as are the rDzogs chen theories with regards to the opposite significant Buddhist doctrines. assorted traits within the rDzogs chen culture are defined partially III. the writer has drawn his assets quite often from early unpublished records which throw gentle at the origins and improvement, while additionally utilizing quite a few resources which enabled him to explicate the the most important place which the doctrine occupies in Tibetan religions.

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Download Tibetan Sacred Dance: A Journey into the Religious and Folk by Ellen Pearlman PDF

By Ellen Pearlman

The 1st booklet to discover the importance and symbolism of the sacred and secular ritual dances of Tibetan Buddhism.• Lavishly illustrated with colour and infrequent historical pictures depicting the dances, costumes, and masks.• appears at either sacred (cham) and folks (achi lhamo) types and their function within the improvement, perform, and tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.From the time Buddhism entered the legendary land of the snows, Tibetans have expressed their religious devotion and celebrated their tradition with dance. simply because the diaspora of the Tibetan humans have outsiders witnessed those performances, and after they do, not anyone explains why those dances exist and what they honestly suggest. Ellen Pearlman, who studied with Lobsang Samten, the ritual dance grasp of the Dalai Lama's Namgyal monastery in India, got down to become aware of the that means at the back of those practices. She chanced on the tale of the indigenous shamanistic Bon faith being outmoded via Buddhism--a tale filled with risky and illicit liaisons, remarkable visions, mystery teachings, betrayals, and unrevealed yogic practices. Pearlman examines the 4 lineages that built sacred cham--the mystery ritual dances of Tibet's Buddhist monks--and achi lhamo storytelling people dance and opera. She describes the psychological and actual means of getting ready for those dances, the that means of the iconography of the costumes and mask, the spectrum of accompanying song, and the particular dance steps as recorded in a choreography e-book relationship again to the 5th Dalai Lama in 1647. attractive colour images from the Tibetan Institute of acting Arts and Pearlman's personal photographs of traveling monastic troupes supplement the infrequent historical black-and-white pictures from the collections of Sir Charles Bell, leader of the British project in Tibet throughout the lifetime of the 13th Dalai Lama.

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