Download The Tibetan book of the dead English title : the great by Karma-gliṅ-pa, Padma Sambhava, Gyurme Dorje, Graham Coleman, PDF

By Karma-gliṅ-pa, Padma Sambhava, Gyurme Dorje, Graham Coleman, Thupten Jinpa, Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho (Dalai Lama XIV)

One of many maximum works created by way of any tradition and overwhelmingly the main major of all Tibetan Buddhist texts within the West, The Tibetan publication of the lifeless has had a couple of unique translations, yet none encompassed the paintings in its entirety. Now, in a single of the year's most crucial publishing occasions, the full textual content has not just been made to be had in English yet in a translation of rather outstanding readability and wonder. With an introductory observation by means of His Holiness The Dalai Lama, who calls this translation "an notable accomplishment undertaken with nice care over decades" this whole version faithfully offers the insights and intentions of the unique paintings. It contains some of the most designated and compelling descriptions of the after-death country in global literature, exquisitely written practices that could remodel our adventure of lifestyle, information on supporting those people who are loss of life, and an inspirational viewpoint on dealing with bereavement. Translated with the shut help of best modern masters, together with HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, and discovered students comparable to Khamtrul Rinpoche and Zenkar Rinpoche, His Holiness the Dalai Lama says, "I wish that the profound insights contained during this paintings should be a resource of concept and help to many humans round the world."

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Download Peaceful Death, Joyful Rebirth: A Tibetan Buddhist Guidebook by Tulku Thondup PDF

By Tulku Thondup

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

Buddhism teaches that demise could be a springboard to enlightenment—yet for all however the so much complex meditators, it will likely be the gateway to numerous destiny lives of affliction in samsara. Tulku Thondup wrote this consultant to aid us heal our worry and confusion approximately demise and boost our perform in anticipation of this transition, and to assist us notice the enlightened objective of final peace and joy—not just for dying and rebirth, yet for this very lifetime. In uncomplicated language, he distills an unlimited variety of resources, together with scriptures, vintage commentaries, oral teachings, and firsthand bills.

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Download The Heart of the Buddha by Chögyam Trungpa PDF

By Chögyam Trungpa

This compelling choice of essays, talks, and seminars by way of Chögyam Trungpa provides the elemental teachings of Buddhism as they relate to daily life. The publication is split into 3 elements. In "Personal Journey," the writer discusses the traits of openness, inquisitiveness, and strong humor that represent the enlightened Buddha-nature in everybody. In "Stages at the Path," he offers the 3 vehicles—Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana—that hold the Buddhist practitioner towards enlightenment. In "Working with Others," he describes the direct program of Buddhist teachings in such parts as relationships, youngsters, and funds. Chögyam Trungpa's nice appreciation of Western tradition mixed along with his deep figuring out of the Tibetan culture makes those teachings uniquely obtainable to Western readers.

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Download Proceedings of the Tenth Seminar of the IATS, 2003, Volume by Klimburg-Salter, D. (ed.), Jahoda, C. (ed.), Tropper, K. PDF

By Klimburg-Salter, D. (ed.), Jahoda, C. (ed.), Tropper, K. (ed.)

Essays discussing transdisciplinary method introduce case stories on Buddhist manuscripts, inscriptions, paintings and oral traditions of the Indian Himalayas and crucial Tibet. The learn was once conducted in the context of an Interdisciplinary examine Unit financed via the Austrian technological know-how Fund.

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Download Light Comes Through: Buddhist Teachings on Awakening to Our by Dzigar Kongtrul PDF

By Dzigar Kongtrul

Buddhahood, says Dzigar Kongtrül, is not anything yet an unobstructed adventure of the character of brain, boundlessly spacious and limitlessly compassionate. The trick is that during order to determine the mindaccurately, we needs to use the actual point of brain he calls traditional intelligence. ordinary intelligence allows us to discriminate among what is helping or hinders us. yet such a lot of all, it’s the a part of us that searches forhappiness and which means. In mild Comes via, he indicates us the right way to skillfully use our want for happiness as a device in awakening to the joyous knowledge of brain.

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Download Self-Liberation through Seeing with Naked Awareness by John Myrdhin Reynolds, Namkhai Norbu PDF

By John Myrdhin Reynolds, Namkhai Norbu

A textual content belonging to a similar cycle as The Tibetan booklet of the Dead, this guide at the approach to  self-liberation offers the essence of Dzogchen, The nice Perfection, appeared in Tibet because the optimum and so much esoteric instructing of the Buddha. instructing the attainment of Buddhahood in one lifetime, this article used to be written and hid via Guru Padmasambhava within the 8th century and rediscovered six centuries later via Karma Lingpa. The statement by means of the translator relies at the oral teachings of Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche and Lama Tharchin Rinpoche.

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Download The Tibetan Book of the Dead: Or The After-Death Experiences by W. Y. Evans-Wentz, Donald S. Lopez PDF

By W. Y. Evans-Wentz, Donald S. Lopez

The Tibetan e-book of the Dead is among the texts that, in response to legend, Padma-Sambhava used to be pressured to conceal in the course of his stopover at to Tibet within the overdue eighth century. The guru concealed his books in stones, lakes, and pillars as the Tibetans of that day and age have been in some way unprepared for his or her teachings. Now, within the type of the ever-popular Tibetan booklet of the Dead, those teachings are continually being stumbled on and rediscovered by means of Western readers of many alternative backgrounds--a phenomenon which all started in 1927 with Oxford's first version of Dr. Evans-Wentz's landmark quantity. whereas it's characteristically used as a mortuary textual content, to be learn or recited within the presence of a lifeless or death individual, this book--which relates the entire adventure of dying and rebirth in 3 intermediate states of being--was initially understood as a consultant not just for the lifeless but in addition for the residing. As a contribution to the technology of demise and dying--not to say the assumption in lifestyles after dying, or the assumption in rebirth--The Tibetan e-book of the Dead is exclusive one of the sacred texts of the area, for its socio-cultural impact during this regard is with no comparability. This fourth variation includes a new foreword, afterword, and urged extra studying record by means of Donald S. Lopez, writer of Prisoners of Shangri-La: Tibetan Buddhism and the West. Lopez lines the full historical past of the overdue Evans-Wentz's 3 past variants of this e-book, absolutely contemplating the paintings of members to past versions (C. G. Jung between them), the sections that have been additional by way of Evans-Wentz alongside the way in which, the questions surrounding the book's translation, and eventually the volume's profound significance in engendering either well known and educational curiosity within the faith and tradition of Tibet. one other key subject that Lopez addresses is the altering nature of this book's audience--from the prewar theosophists to the beat poets to the hippies to modern exponents of the hospice movement--and what those audiences have chanced on (or sought) in its very outdated pages.

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