Download E-books Enlightenment by a Single Means: Tibetan Controversies on the "Self-sufficient White Remedy" PDF

By David Jackson

This is often the 1st particular research of the function performed through Sa-skya Pandita (1182-1251) within the Tibetan Buddhist "Self-sufficient non secular treatment" (dKar po chig thub) controversy, a doctrinal dispute of serious value not just for the Tibetans but in addition for Mahayana doctrine often. The learn additionally inverstigates the history of Sa-skya Pandita's critique through amassing and offering the main correct passages from the writings of the masters sGam-po-pa (1079-1153) and Bla-ma Zhang (1123-1193), who represented the opposing "simultaneist" place within the controversy.

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Download E-books Unbounded Wholeness: Dzogchen, Bon, and the Logic of the Nonconceptual PDF

During this booklet, Anne Carolyn Klein, an American student and instructor of Buddhism, and Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, a conscientiously expert Tibetan Lama who used to be one of the first to carry Bon Dzogchen teachings to the West, offer a examine and translation of the Authenticity of Open Awareness, a foundational textual content of the Bon Dzogchen culture. this can be the 1st time a Bon philosophical textual content of this scope has been translated into any Western language, and as such it's a major addition to the examine of Tibetan faith and jap suggestion. Klein and Rinpoche offer wide introductory, explanatory and ancient fabric that situates the textual content within the context of Tibetan idea and tradition, hence making it available to nonspecialists, and an important reference for students and practitioners alike.

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Download E-books Virtue and Reality: Method and Wisdom in the Practice of Dharma PDF

This publication includes equipment for remodeling daily activities into the reason for enlightenment, anger into persistence, and the standard view of phenomena as inherently existent into the knowledge knowing vacancy. it's also a number of meditations led by way of Rinpoche, even supposing every thing within the e-book is a subject for meditation.

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Download E-books Karma Chakme's Mountain Dharma, As Taught by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, Volume Three PDF

By Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche

Karma Chakme's Mountain Dharma, quantity 3 opens with concise bardo teachings in addition to directions on reaping benefits humans within the bardo kingdom. The booklet keeps with directions and recommendation for the practitioner, together with keeping oneself from strength threats with loving kindness and compassion, purifying obscurations via invoking knowledge deities, studying the indicators that come up in the course of perform, spotting while your perform will get off target and removing the factors, using tips on how to strengthen one's perform, and bringing the 5 psychological afflictions (desire, anger, lack of understanding, jealousy, and satisfaction) to the trail.

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Download E-books Sacred Ground: Jamgon Kongtrul On Pilgrimage And Sacred Geography (Tsadra) PDF

By Ngawang Zangpo

Sacred Ground describes trips: a trip outward to express pilgrimage areas in jap Tibet, and a trip inward to the sacred global of tantra, available via contemplation and meditation. It sheds mild on Himalayan Buddhists' recommendations of sacred land, areas of pilgrimage in tantric Buddhism, and the way pilgrimage is undertaken. It complements our appreciation of the realm and its sacred point everywhere—first and premier, the place we sit down now. at the foundation of this sensible collection of infrequent Tibetan texts, translated right here for the 1st time, correlating internal and outer pilgrimage, this publication is of substantial worth to the Buddhist practitioner.

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Download E-books Mirror of Light: A Commentary on Yuthok's Ati Yoga, Volume One PDF

By Nida Chenagtsang, Ben Joffe, Robert Thurman

Mirror of Light brings into the English language for the first actual time the good health professional and meditation adept Yuthok Yonten Gonpo’s teachings on Ati Yoga. Ati Yoga (Tib: Dzogchen), actually which means the ‘utmost yoga,’ is the top of Buddhist Vajrayana perform. it's the most elementary, direct, and profound route to demonstrate the primordial knowledge that's one’s simple nature.  In his remarkably transparent and obtainable remark which seamlessly weaves in verses from Yuthok’s personal root textual content and quotations from Tibet’s nice masters of meditation, Dr Nida Chenagtsang skillfully issues us to the sky-like nature of our personal brain that's transparent, great, and unobstructed by way of the clouds of afflictive emotions. Much greater than a theoretical exposition, Volume one in every of Mirror of Light comprises particular guideline on Ati Yoga’s initial practices and trekchod (‘cutting via hardness’) --  ancient confirmed concepts that exhibit the current clean wisdom that's loose from all confusion and past the 'hardness' of dualistic thinking.


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Download E-books The Treasury of Knowledge: Book 6, Part 3: Frameworks Of Buddhist Philosophy PDF

In Tibetan spiritual literature, Jamgön Kongtrül's Treasury of Knowledge in ten books sticks out as a special, encyclopedic masterpiece embodying the complete diversity of Buddhist teachings because it used to be preserved in Tibet. This quantity, Frameworks of Buddhist Philosophy, is his masterful survey of the large issues and refined philosophical issues present in greater than fifteen hundred years of Buddhist philosophical writings. In a transparent and systematic demeanour, he units out the normal framework of Buddhism's 3 cars and 4 philosophical structures, and offers an summary of the most important issues of every procedure. His syncretic process, which emphasizes the strengths of every of the structures and comprises them right into a complete photo of philosophical recreation, is well-suited for scholar-practitioners who search awakening throughout the mix of analytical inquiry and meditation.

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Download E-books The Hidden Life of the Sixth Dalai Lama (Studies in Modern Tibetan Culture) PDF

The lifetime of the 6th Dalai Lama doesn't finish together with his intended loss of life at Kokonor in November 1706, with a purpose to Beijing, and an viewers with the Manchu Emperor Kangxi. This booklet, the so-called Hidden existence, provides a really varied Tsangyang Gyamtso, neither a louche poet nor a drinker, yet a sober Buddhist practitioner, who selected to flee at Kokonor and to undertake the guise of a wandering monk, merely showing a few years later, after many fantastical and mystical adventures, in what's at the present time internal Mongolia, the place he oversaw monasteries and lived as a Buddhist instructor. The Hidden lifestyles used to be written by means of a Mongolian monk in 1756, ten years following the loss of life of the lama, his non secular instructor, whom he identifies as Tsangyang Gyamtso, and in whose identification because the 6th Dalai Lama he basically has whole religion. besides the fact that, as one may think, there's these days no contract one of the wider Tibetan, Mongolian and Tibetological scholarly neighborhood to whether this guy used to be a charlatan or deluded, or no matter if he was once certainly the 6th Dalai Lama. The textual content is split into 4 components. the 1st half provides an account of the heritage and delivery of the 6th Dalai Lama, whereas the outlet component of the second one half (which is in direct speech, dictated by means of the lama) maintains on, throughout the political intrigue in Lhasa on the finish of the 17th century, to the lama's break out at Kokonor. the rest of the second one half contains a visionary narrative, within which the lama travels via Tibet and Nepal, and within which he encounters divine figures, yetis, zombies and a guy with out head, all of that's offered as truth. The 3rd and longest half is an account of the ultimate thirty years of the lama's existence, and his job in Mongolia as an influential Buddhist instructor, together with a long and relocating description of his loss of life. the ultimate half encompasses a record of his scholars and, such a lot apparently probably, a theological and philosophical

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Download E-books Journey Without Goal: The Tantric Wisdom of the Buddha PDF

By Chogyam Trungpa

In keeping with the author's talks at Naropa collage, this quantity introduces the reader to the foundations of tantra, in keeping with the perform of meditation, which ends up in the invention of egolessness. Trungpa Rinpoche presents an immediate and experiential photo of the tantric global, explaining the significance of self-existing strength, the mandala precept, the variation among Buddhist and Hindu tantra—stressing the nontheistic beginning of Buddhism. The function of the instructor and the that means of tantric transmission also are provided. Written for the coed of Buddhism instead of the coed, Journey with out objective demystifies the vajrayana and even as affirms the facility and sacredness of its old instructing.

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