Download E-books The Wheel of Great Compassion PDF

By Lorne Ladner

The Wheel of serious Compassion is the 1st publication to supply Western readers with a whole realizing of the prayer wheel--an historic and mystical perform that has lengthy been well liked by Buddhists all through Tibet and Mongolia for its skill to bless the surroundings, advertise therapeutic, elevate compassion, and support practitioners on their trips to enlightenment.

This publication bargains a transparent description of prayer wheel perform, its which means and merits, and its position as an important ritual and image of Tibetan Buddhism. It encompasses a basic advent to the prayer wheel, photos and illustrations, six commentaries by way of Tibetan lamas (including Lama Zopa Rinpoche), and directions for either prayer wheel development and correct use.

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Download E-books Not for Happiness: A Guide to the So-Called Preliminary Practices PDF

Do you education meditation since you are looking to suppose strong? Or that will help you chill out and be “happy”? Then frankly, in accordance with Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse, you're much better off having a full-body therapeutic massage than attempting to preparation the Dharma.

Genuine non secular perform, no longer least the Ngöndro preliminaries, won't deliver the type of convenience and straightforwardness so much worldly humans crave. on the contrary, in reality. but when your final objective is enlightenment, Ngöndro perform is a needs to, and Not for Happiness your ideal consultant, because it includes every thing an aspiring practitioner must start, together with recommendation approximately:

   • developing “renunciation brain”
   • discipline, meditation and knowledge
   • using your mind's eye in visualization perform
   • why you wish a guru

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Download E-books The Essence of Benefit and Joy: A Method for the Saving of Lives (English, Tibetan and Chinese Edition) PDF

It is a multilingual translation of the Tibetan textual content by means of Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye, often referred to as Jamgon Kongtrul the good. It includes either English and chinese language translations of the profound Buddhist perform of liberating existence, in addition to the unique textual content in Tibetan script and English phonetics. during this key perform of generosity, one ransoms beings who may rather be killed, thereby saving their lives, and releases them with this liturgy.

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Download E-books A Golden Swan in Turbulent Waters: The Life and Times of the Tenth Karmapa Choying Dorje PDF

The 10th Karmapa (1604–1674) lived via dramatic adjustments in Tibet, together with the increase to political supremacy of the 5th Dalai Lama and the Gelug sect following a Mongol invasion. considered as a extraordinary bodhisattva and artist, the Karmapa has principally escaped the shut realization of recent scholars.

In this ebook, Shamar Rinpoche, the Fourteenth Shamarpa, introduces the 10th Karmapa via his translations of the Karmapa’s autobiographical writings and an eighteenth century biography of him. As an immediate lineage-descendant from the 6th Shamarpa—the Karmapa’s guru—the Shamar Rinpoche stocks his precise wisdom and event via large annotations and a ancient evaluate of Tibet from the 13th via 17th century.

The textual content of A Golden Swan in Turbulent Waters: The existence and occasions of the 10th Karmapa Choying Dorje is complemented by means of maps and colour illustrations depicting locations the place the Karmapa lived and his prolific creative paintings, with a few item pictures being released for the 1st time.

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Download E-books Religious Revival in the Tibetan Borderlands: The Premi of Southwest China (Studies on Ethnic Groups in China) PDF

By Koen Wellens

Revival of spiritual practices of every kind in China, after many years of systematic executive suppression, is a subject of substantial curiosity to students in disciplines starting from spiritual experiences to anthropology to political technological know-how. This booklet examines modern spiritual practices one of the Premi humans of the Sichuan-Yunnan-Tibet zone, a bunch of approximately 60,000 who converse a language belonging to the Qiang department of Tibeto-Burman. Koen Wellens's ethnographic study in Premi groups on contrary aspects of the border, and his research of accessible historic files, locate a number of advocates and rationales for the revival of either formal Tibetan Buddhism and the indigenous Premi practices based on ritual experts referred to as anji.

Wellens argues that the diversity within the form the revitalization strategy takes-as it impacts Premi at the Sichuan aspect of the border and their opposite numbers at the Yunnan side-can merely be understood in an area cultural context. This full-length learn of the Premi, the 1st in a language except chinese language, makes a useful contribution to our ethnographic wisdom of Southwest China, in addition to to our figuring out of latest chinese language spiritual and cultural politics.

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Download E-books The Myth of Freedom (Shambhala Classics) PDF

Chögyam Trungpa's specified skill to precise the essence of Buddhist teachings within the language and imagery of recent American tradition makes his books one of the so much available works of Buddhist philosophy. the following Trungpa explores the genuine which means of freedom, displaying us how our preconceptions, attitudes, or even our non secular practices can develop into chains that bind us to repetitive styles of frustration and depression. This version encompasses a new foreword through Pema Chödrön, an in depth pupil of Trungpa and the best-selling writer of When issues crumble.

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Download E-books The Hundred Verses of Advice: Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on What Matters Most PDF

This observation on Padampa Sangye's vintage verses of suggest to Tibetan villagers of Tingri—by popular and loved meditation grasp Dilgo Khyentse—offers counsel for individuals attempting to lead a dharmic lifestyles within the workaday international. those hundred verses, studied for hundreds of years by way of Tibetans and scholars of Buddhism, comprise a whole survey of the Tibetan Buddhist course. Dilgo Khyentse's energetic explication of every stanza brings to gentle subtleties and amplifies the richness of the phrases and their pertinence to our lives. those venerable academics propose us in on the subject of daily problems akin to loneliness, yearning, relations squabbles, pageant in enterprise, disagreements with associates, and betrayal via friends—as hard to us as they've been to meditators for hundreds of years.

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Download E-books Zurchungpa's Testament PDF

Zurchungpa's 80 Chapters of non-public Advice was once the ultimate instructing given by way of the nice Nyingma grasp Zurchung Sherab Trakpa earlier than he passed on to the great beyond. His counsels are the distillation of a lifetime's event and contain the sensible directions of a grasp who had made the lessons of the good Perfection really a part of himself. the unique textual content contains virtually 580 maxims, geared up into 80 chapters protecting the total direction of Dzogchen, from primary teachings on devotion and renunciation, via to an entire sequence of pith directions that deliver the Dzogchen view to lifestyles. a lot of the which means of those pithy, usually cryptic, directions may be misplaced at the reader with out the aid of the notes Shechen Gyaltsap Rinpoche supplied in his annotated variation, which he in keeping with the reasons he obtained from his personal instructor, Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo.

This booklet features a entire specific educating on Zurchungpa's textual content through Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, in response to Shechen Gyaltsap's notes. initially meant as crucial directions for a gaggle of practitioners in three-year retreat, it is going to certainly function an necessary consultant to somebody who heavily needs to perform the good Perfection.

Zurchung Sherab Trakpa (1014-1074) was once a key instructor within the Zur culture, one of many handful of kama lineages wherein the lessons of the traditional culture have been transmitted from grasp to disciple, starting with Guru Padmasambhava and Vimalamitra, down to the Nyingma masters of the current day. He was once a discovered student and comprehensive meditation grasp who spent a long time in retreat, training the lessons of the good Perfection.

Shechen Gyaltsap Rinpoche (1871-1926) used to be a huge disciple of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo the good and certainly one of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche's root academics. An finished meditator, he was once additionally probably the most revered students of his day, whose writings fill 13 volumes.

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Download E-books Mind Beyond Death PDF

An integral guidebook in the course of the trip of existence and demise, Mind past Death weaves a synthesis of knowledge notable in its scope. With hot informality and profound realizing of the Western brain, the Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche makes the mysterious Tibetan teachings at the bardos—the periods of lifestyles, loss of life, and beyond—completely on hand to the trendy reader.

Drawing on a panoramic diversity of fabric, Mind past Death indicates us how the bardos can be utilized to overcome demise. operating with the bardos capacity taking carry of lifestyles and studying the right way to stay 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. strolling skillfully throughout the bardos of dream meditation and everyday life, the Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche takes us deep into the mysterious dying periods, introducing us to their striking mindscape. This travel de strength provides us the information to rework loss of life, the best drawback, into the main robust chance for enlightenment. With either nuts-and-bolts meditation concepts and impressive illumination, Mind past Death deals a transparent map and a robust motor vehicle that would accurately shipping the reader during the hard transitions of this existence and the perilous bardos past demise.

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