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The loved deity Tara is the female embodiment of enlightenment. for hundreds of years, practitioners have grew to become to her for cover from either exterior and inner risks, from fireplace to audacity. This well-written e-book, awarded in conversational variety, is an authoritative advisor to the perform of Tara.Includes very worthy chapters at the whys and hows of varied Tara practices.

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Tantrikas, or vajrayana practitioners, recognize that the most challenging aspects of life, the energies and play of confused emotions and frightening obstacles, can be worked with as gateways to freedom and realization. ” Trungpa Rinpoche repeatedly stresses that all three yanas are necessary and important, so it is not advisable to bypass any one of them. The grounding of the hinayana, the magnanimity of the mahayana, and the daring of the vajrayana make up one continuous journey. In that sense there is only one yana.

Beyond Picking and Choosing 45. The Art of Everyday Living 46. Glimpses of Emptiness 47. Investigating the Subtleties of Experience 48. Sharpening One’s Perception 49. Self-Perpetuating Awareness PART FOUR The Four Noble Truths Suffering 50. The Snowballing of Deception 51. Recognizing the Reality of Suffering 52. Dissecting the Experience of Suffering The Origin of Suffering 53. The Power of Flickering Thoughts 54. The Development of Set Patterns 55. Perpetually Re-Creating Suffering The Cessation of Suffering 56.

Following the Example of the Buddha 24. The Basic Minimum 25. Taking Your Seat 26. Breathing Out 27. Labeling Thoughts 28. Touch and Go 29. Encountering Problems 30. Leading a Spotless Life Refining Your Shamatha Practice 31. Resting in Shamatha 32. Identifying Obstacles to Shamatha 33. Antidotes to the Obstacles to Shamatha 34. Cutting Thoughts and Short-Circuiting the Kleshas 35. An Element of Magic Working with the Mind 36. Transcending Dualistic Mind 37. Rediscovering Your Own Mind 38. Mixing Mind with Space The Four Foundations of Mindfulness 39.

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