In Tibetan spiritual literature, Jamgön Kongtrül's Treasury of Knowledge in ten books stands proud as a distinct, encyclopedic masterpiece embodying the full diversity of Buddhist teachings as they have been preserved in Tibet. In his enormous Treasury of Knowledge, Jamgön Kongtrül offers a whole account of the foremost traces of suggestion and perform that include Tibetan Buddhism. this primary ebook of The Treasury which serves as a prelude to Kongtrul's survey describes 4 significant cosmological platforms present in the Tibetan tradition—those linked to the Hinayana, Mahayana, Kalachakra, and Dzogchen teachings. each one of those cosmologies indicates how the area arises from brain, no matter if during the collected result of prior activities or from the consistent striving of know-how to understand itself.
By Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche
of the Tripitaka and its accompanying commentaries. Consolidating the rationale of
Buddha Shakyamuni’s teachings right into a unified physique of textbooks, it's the philosophical spine of the dwelling tradition
of Tibetan Buddhism. This wealthy resource ebook embodies the fundamentals of Prajnaparamita
and Madhyamika in addition to Abhidharma from either the Mahayana
and Hinayana views. each quantity during this sequence contains the Tibetan textual content and the English translation on dealing with pages.
“The Tibetan grasp, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche (1846-1912) is an exceptional
treasure of knowledge, compassion and scholarship. His accomplishments in practice,
learning, composition and instructing are immense.
The pupil of The Gateway to wisdom can start to understand the meaning
of the most important works on Buddhist philosophy and of the normal sciences. When
you are looking to extract their that means you would like an “expert system,” a key. The Gateway to wisdom is like that key, a paranormal key – it opens up the treasury of necessary gems within the expansive selection of Buddhist scriptures. “
— Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche
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 through any tradition and overwhelmingly the main major of all Tibetan Buddhist texts within the West, The Tibetan ebook of the lifeless has had a couple of extraordinary translations, yet none encompassed the paintings in its entirety. Now, in a single of the year's most vital publishing occasions, the complete textual content has not just been made on hand in English yet in a translation of fairly outstanding readability and wonder. With an introductory remark by means of His Holiness The Dalai Lama, who calls this translation "an amazing accomplishment undertaken with nice care over a long time" this entire version faithfully provides the insights and intentions of the unique paintings. It contains probably the most special and compelling descriptions of the after-death kingdom in international literature, exquisitely written practices which can remodel our event of way of life, information on assisting those who find themselves death, and an inspirational viewpoint on dealing with bereavement. Translated with the shut help of major modern masters, together with HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, and realized students corresponding to Khamtrul Rinpoche and Zenkar Rinpoche, His Holiness the Dalai Lama says, "I wish that the profound insights contained during this paintings may be a resource of notion and aid to many humans round the world."
By Bryan J. Cuevas
In 1927, Oxford college Press released the 1st western-language translation of a suite of Tibetan funerary texts (the nice Liberation upon listening to within the Bardo) lower than the name The Tibetan publication of the Dead. in view that that point, the paintings has proven a strong carry at the western well known mind's eye, and is now thought of a vintage of non secular literature. through the years, The Tibetan booklet of the Dead has encouraged a variety of commentaries, an illustrated version, a play, a video sequence, or even an opera. Translators, students, and well known devotees of the publication have claimed to give an explanation for its esoteric principles and demonstrate its hidden which means. Few, besides the fact that, have uttered a note approximately its historical past. Bryan J. Cuevas seeks to fill this hole in our wisdom through providing the 1st finished historic learn of the Great Liberation upon listening to within the Bardo, and by means of grounding it firmly within the context of Tibetan background and tradition. He starts off through discussing the various methods the texts were understood (and misunderstood) by means of westerners, starting with its first editor, the Oxford-educated anthropologist Walter Y. Evans-Wentz, and carrying on with during the contemporary. The impressive repute of the e-book within the west, Cuevas argues, is strikingly disproportionate to how the unique Tibetan texts have been perceived of their personal kingdom. Cuevas tells the tale of the way The Tibetan e-book of the Dead used to be compiled in Tibet, of the lives of these who preserved and transmitted it, and explores the background of the rituals in which the lifetime of the useless is imagined in Tibetan society. This booklet presents not just a desirable examine a favored and enduring religious paintings, but additionally a much-needed corrective to the proliferation of ahistorical scholarship surrounding The Tibetan booklet of the Dead.
Machig Labdron is popularly thought of to be either a dakini and a deity, an emanation of Yum Chenmo, or Prajnaparamita, the embodiment of the knowledge of the buddhas. traditionally, this Tibetan lady, a latest of Milarepa, used to be an adept and impressive instructor, a mom, and a founding father of a different transmission lineage often called the Chöd of Mahamudra. This translation of the main recognized biography of Machig Labdron, founding father of the original Mahamudra Chöd culture, is gifted including a finished evaluation of Chöd's old and doctrinal origins in Indian Buddhism and its next transmission to Tibet.
Chöd refers to slicing during the greedy at a self and its attendant emotional afflictions. most famed for its educating on reworking the aggregates into an supplying of meals for demons as a compassionate act of self-sacrifice, Chöd goals to unfastened the brain from all worry and to arouse cognizance of its actual nature, primordially transparent bliss and vacancy.
By Kehnchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche, Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
The darkish purple Amulet provides the Vajrayana perform of Vajrakilaya based on the oral transmission lineage of the nice seventeenth-century treasure-revealer Tsasum Lingpa. Vajrakilaya embodies the enlightened task of all of the buddhas that subjugates myth and negativity with the intention to transparent hindrances to non secular perform. the basic goal of Vajrakilaya perform is to find absolutely the vajra nature that would rework each duality problem into transparent knowledge and compassion. during this textual content, the popular students and meditation masters Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche current the historical past of this lineage and the amazing tale of the way Tsasum Lingpa published this terma instructing. Their line-by-line statement at the brief and condensed sadhanas presents a useful consultant for practitioners to mix the skillful technique of compassion and knowledge which are the basis of Tibetan Buddhism.
By Chogyam Trungpa
The Tibetan notice bardo is mostly linked to lifestyles after dying. right here, Chögyam Trungpa discusses bardo in a truly assorted feel: because the top event of any given second. Our event of the current second is usually coloured through certainly one of six mental states: the god realm (bliss), the jealous god realm (jealousy and lust for entertainment), the human realm (passion and desire), the animal realm (ignorance), the hungry ghost realm (poverty and possessiveness), and the hell realm (aggression and hatred). In bearing on those nation-states to the six conventional Buddhist bardo reviews, Trungpa presents an insightful examine the "madness" of our time-honored mental styles and indicates how they current a chance to transmute day-by-day event into freedom.
An enlightening, available, and hugely pleasing consultant to the guru-disciple courting, the center of Tibetan Buddhism.
The humility and compassionate job of the Dalai Lama is whatever many folks can hook up with, yet how can one comprehend the tales approximately another Buddhist academics' unorthodox habit? The centrality of and reliance on a guru is considered one of such a lot misunderstood parts of Tibetan Buddhism--and person who is regularly veiled in secret. Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse the following rips the veil off the position of the guru, revealing it to be not anything except a skillful skill for enlightenment, and a pragmatic one at that. by means of envisioning one's guru because the Buddha and uniting one's mindstream to his or hers via perform, the profoundest form of perception turns into possible through the scholar. although this course of devotion will not be the easiest course for everybody, it can be valuable for lots of, and he offers valuable tips right here not just for selecting if it is the direction for you, but in addition for locating the perfect instructor and for in terms of the instructor competently as soon as you will have demonstrated the connection. The ebook comes in handy not just for these drawn to Tibetan Buddhism, but in addition for somebody looking perception into student-teacher relationships in any non secular culture, for which Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse offers a lot knowledge in addition to a great deal of humor.
By Andreas Doctor
The Treasure culture of the Nyingma institution of Tibetan Buddhism is richly permeated with ask yourself and controversy. This targeted and mysterious culture embraces revelation because the basic route to non secular awakening. Over the process Tibetan heritage, revelations referred to as Treasures were came upon, hidden in nature, or have emerged without delay from the good minds of the Nyingma university, making a profound and lasting impression on Tibetan non secular society and tradition. This e-book discusses crucial subject matters within the heritage and perform of Treasure revelation and offers translations of seminal texts of the culture. It features a dialogue through the well known grasp Ju Mipham (1846–1912) of the factors during which to judge the authenticity of these who declare to have stumbled on such Buddhist scriptures. additionally, it introduces (for the 1st time within the West) the culture and revelations of a huge Treasure revealer of the 19th century.
By Nyima Dakpa
Bön, the traditional pre-Buddhist faith of Tibet, remains to be practiced this day with a quickly turning out to be variety of readers attracted to the shamanism and magic which are a part of its entire route to liberation. choked with sensible and particular directions, this instruction manual for Westerners information the outer and internal basic Bön practices. This quantity is a part of a primary wave of Bön books which are discovering an enthusiastic North American viewers.