Download The Guru Drinks Bourbon? by Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse PDF

By Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse

An enlightening, obtainable, and hugely exciting advisor to the guru-disciple dating, the guts of Tibetan Buddhism.

Devotion to one’s teacher is the lifeblood of the Vajrayana course. as the guru can and may use no matter what potential it takes to wake us up, this relationship may require us to drop our such a lot deeply held ideals and expectations. Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse addresses essentially the most misunderstood facets of this strong courting and gives practical suggestion on benefiting from this worthy chance for transformation. via tales and classical examples, he indicates how you can stroll the trail with eyes broad open, with critical-thinking talents sharpened and built to investigate the guru, sooner than taking the jump.

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Download Mountain Doctrine: Tibet's Fundamental Treatise On by Dol-Bo-Ba Shay-Rap-Gyel-Tsen, Jeffrey Hopkins PDF

By Dol-Bo-Ba Shay-Rap-Gyel-Tsen, Jeffrey Hopkins

Translated right here for the 1st time into any language, Mountain Doctrine  is a seminal fourteenth-century Tibetan textual content at the nature of fact. the writer, Dol-bo-ba Shay-rap-gyel-tsen, was once on of the main influential figures of that dynamic interval of doctrinal formula, and his textual content is a sustained argument concerning the buddha-nature, also known as the matrix-of-one-gone-thus. Dol-bo-ba acknowledges vital sorts of emptiness—self-emptiness and other-emptiness—and indicates how other-emptiness is the particular final fact. He justifies this debatable formula by way of arguing that it used to be the well-liked procedure of the entire early impressive figures of the good Vehicle. The translator's creation contains a brief biography of Dol-bo-ba and an exposition of 9 focal subject matters in his spiritual philosophy

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Download Meditation on the Nature of Mind by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Khonton Peljor Lhundrub, Jose PDF

By His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Khonton Peljor Lhundrub, Jose Ignacio Cabezon

An accurate figuring out of the mind’s nature not just illuminates the numerous treatises on Buddhist philosophy, it's the key to luck in meditation and to the profound insights on the middle of the Buddha’s course. The textual content on the heart of this ebook, the Wish-Fulfilling Jewel of the Oral culture by way of Khöntön Peljor Lhündrub (1561-–1637), manages to mix either concept and sensible directions for meditating at the nature of brain in a fashion that's simply available. specially attention-grabbing is its nonsectarian method, with liberal citations from around the Tibetan Buddhist spectrum. His Holinesss the Dalai Lama’s broad-ranging assessment of this crucial textual content within the first a part of this booklet insightfully distills essentially the most principal issues of Buddhism: why the brain is so necessary to the culture, how technological know-how and Buddhism can take advantage of mutual interplay, what distinguishes sophisticated and grosser degrees of recognition, how the various colleges of Tibetan Buddhism intricate one of these contrast, and the way all of those colleges have a typical resource within the scholarly culture of Nalanda Monastery, the best Buddhist college of historical India. it's a profound and erudite instructing, either in scope and aspect, and brings the reader toward a clean and direct event of the all-important subject. As little has been written in Western languages approximately Khöntön Rinpoché, this quantity additionally features a brief biography of this attention-grabbing determine, who used to be a guru to the good 5th Dalai Lama.

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Download The Six Yogas of Naropa: Tsongkhapa's Commentary by Glenn H. Mullin PDF

By Glenn H. Mullin

A person who has learn various books on Tibetan Buddhism could have encountered references tot he Six Yogas of Naropa. The six practices-inner warmth, illsory bosy, transparent gentle, attention transference, forceful projection and bardo yoga-gradually got here to prevade hundreds of thousands of monastaries, nunneries, and hermitages all through crucial Asia during the last 5 and a part centuries.

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Download Gone Beyond: The Prajnaparamita Sutras, The Ornament of by Karl Brunnholzl PDF

By Karl Brunnholzl

The Abhisamayalamkara summarizes all of the themes within the gigantic physique of the Perfection of knowledge sutras. to appreciate this terribly condensed textual content, it is vital to have the help of trustworthy Indian and Tibetan commentaries. jointly, they not just speak about the hidden that means of the Perfection of knowledge sutras—paths and grounds—but additionally function a foundation for additional mirrored image at the particular subject of those sutras—the precept of emptiness—and the way it is to be understood at the revolutionary degrees of awareness of bodhisattvas. hence, those texts describe what occurs within the brain of a bodhisattva who meditates on vacancy, making it a dwelling adventure from the beginner's degree up via buddhahood. This research of the Abhisamayalamkara and its commentaries within the Tibetan Kagyu tuition contains the first actual whole translation of a remark in this textual content. It additionally closes a long-standing hole within the scholarship at the Perfection of knowledge sutras and the literature on paths and grounds.

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Download Heart Lamp: Lamp of Mahamudra and The Heart of the Matter by Tsele Natsok Rangdrol PDF

By Tsele Natsok Rangdrol

Tsele Natsok Rangdröl is well known within the Kagyü and Nyingma colleges of Tibetan Buddhism for his marvelous scholarship, profound exposition, and meditative accomplishment. produced from of his most crucial texts, this assortment provides 4 crucial Buddhist strands of philosophical point of view and meditation process: the lessons of the Prajnaparamita (Perfection of knowledge) physique of literature; the philosophy of the center manner; Mahamudra meditation; and Dzogchen teachings and practice.The subject of those teachings is that during each person’s middle, brain, and spirit there's the same essence that makes that individual a dwelling Buddha. the point of interest is on tips to notice that essence via “effortless” education according to the 4 concepts. because the education is unbound by means of cultural or temporal boundaries, the reality the ebook conveys is as useful this present day because it was once in centuries previous. the program has been utilized through humans from many walks of lifestyles, giving them an easy option to not just stand up to life’s demanding situations yet to go beyond them. This redesigned version of The middle of the problem and Lamp of Mahamudra features illuminating introductions and a brand new foreword, bringing Rangdröl’s undying message to modern seekers

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Download Liberation in One Lifetime: Biographies and Teachings of by Francis V. Tiso PDF

By Francis V. Tiso

Milarepa (1052-1135), an incredible determine within the heritage of the Kagyu university of Tibetan Buddhism and referred to as one among Tibet's maximum lamas and poets, maintains to encourage Buddhist practitioners around the world to the current day. Liberation in a single Lifetime explores the heritage and spirituality of the Kagyu lineage in courting to the narratives and teachings attributed to Milarepa via learning the various earliest models of those fabrics. supplying an in depth research of the biographical fabric that has been written approximately Milarepa (who was once additionally a pupil of Marpa, a huge determine within the improvement of the Bka'-brgyud-pa university of Tibetan Buddhism), writer, theologian, and well-respected Tibetan Buddhist student, Francis V. Tiso, describes the old context of the culture of hagiography (biography) in Buddhism and different religious traditions, and gives a background of Milarepa's impact in Tibet.

Part One explains the culture of composing tales approximately Milarepa's lifestyles and teachings (there were many during the centuries) and comprises outlines of the contents of a few of them in addition to an evidence of the oral types which have been transmitted through oral epic songs and poems that Milarepa composed. Describing the non secular elements of Bka'-brgyud-pa, half contains tantric practices, an overview for the trail of liberation, definitions of "voidness," and the features of totally enlightened Buddhahood. half 3 comprises translated biographies and oral teachings of Milarepa (in poetic shape) which are thought of sacred texts. The booklet additionally contains a foreword by means of Roberto Vitali, a trendy Tibetan Buddhist student in addition to an in depth bibliography of fundamental and secondary resources.

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