Download E-books Distinguishing Phenomena from Their Intrinsic Nature: Maitreya's Dharmadharmatavibhanga with Commentaries by Khenpo Shenga and Ju Mipham PDF

Outlining the variation among visual appeal and fact, this paintings indicates that the trail to awakening consists of forsaking the wrong and restricting ideals we've got approximately ourselves and the realm round us and commencing ourselves to the unlimited capability of our actual nature. through divesting the brain of bewilderment, the treatise explains, we see issues as they really are. This perception allows the ordinary unfolding of compassion and knowledge.

According to culture, Maitreya, the Buddha's regent, taught the foundation textual content of Distinguishing Phenomena from Their Intrinsic Nature to Asanga, who recorded the verses. The textual content is a part of a bigger number of philosophical works that experience develop into classics of the Indian Buddhist culture. This quantity comprises commentaries through Khenpo Shenga and Ju Mipham, whose discussions light up the subtleties of the basis textual content and supply beneficial perception into the character of fact and the method of  awakening. Khenpo Shenga and Ju Mipham have been either one of the such a lot influential figures to return out of the Tibetan culture in fresh centuries. Their writings contributed vastly to the flourishing of Buddhist philosophy and perform in Tibet.

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Download E-books Transcending Madness: The Experience of the Six Bardos (Dharma Ocean Series) PDF

By Chogyam Trungpa

The Tibetan note bardo is mostly linked to lifestyles after dying. the following, Chögyam Trungpa discusses bardo in a truly various experience: because the top adventure of any given second. Our event of the current second is often coloured via considered 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 regularly occurring mental styles and exhibits how they current a chance to transmute day-by-day adventure into freedom.

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Download E-books Tibet: A History PDF

Situated north of the Himalayas, Tibet is legendary for its detailed tradition and its arguable assimilation into smooth China. but Tibet within the twenty-first century can basically be accurately understood within the context of its notable historical past.

Sam van Schaik brings the background of Tibet to lifestyles by means of telling the tales of the folk concerned, from the honour days of the Tibetan empire within the 7th century via to the current day. He explores the emergence of Tibetan Buddhism and the increase of the Dalai Lamas, Tibet's entanglement within the "Great online game" within the early 20th century, its submission to chinese language Communist rule within the Nineteen Fifties, and the occasions of contemporary a long time.

Tibet sheds gentle at the country's complicated courting with China and explains often-misunderstood points of its tradition, equivalent to reborn lamas, monasteries and hermits, The Tibetan publication of the Dead, and the position of the Dalai Lama. Van Schaik works in the course of the layers of historical past and delusion to create a compelling narrative, person who deals readers a better realizing of this significant and arguable nook of the world.

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Download E-books Union of Dzogchen and Bodhichitta PDF

By Anyen Rinpoche

An illuminating examine key points of Tibetan Buddhist practice--of curiosity to many practitioners--is offered during this functional and fascinating booklet. via demonstrating the interrelationship of the outer internal and mystery teachings and a textual research of the phrases of 4 popular Dzogchen yogis, it makes transparent that the perform of Bodhichitta is an important point of each perform inside of Tibetan Buddhism.Unlike different books that current both the lessons of Bodhichitta or the lessons of Dzogchen as their very own method of perform, this publication offers them no longer as complementary practices yet as a deconstructed internal and outer  practices that are essentially intertwined. Anyen Rinpoche works to create a brand new iteration of holistic practitioners who price the intensity present in the full spectrum of teachings. whereas Anyen Rinpoche recognizes the profundity of the Dzogchen teachings, he dispels the parable that they're an easy route to liberation and relatively indicates that they're a revolutionary course that calls for diligence, perception, and the compassionate brain of a Bodhisattva. He provides a mode of contemplation that mixes Dzogchen meditation at the final view with the iteration of Bodhichitta, equivalent to has been taught by means of Nyingmapa yogis through the centuries. This e-book offers the union of Dzogchen and Bodhichitta not just via philosophy and scripture but in addition via concrete equipment for perform.

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Download E-books Buddhism Between Tibet and China (Studies in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism) PDF

By Matthew Kapstein

Exploring the lengthy historical past of cultural trade among 'the Roof of the realm' and 'the center Kingdom,' Buddhism among Tibet and China includes a selection of noteworthy essays that probe the character in their dating, spanning from the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907 CE) to the current day. Annotated and contextualized via famous pupil Matthew Kapstein and others, the historic money owed that include this quantity demonstrate the wealthy discussion among Tibet and China within the parts of scholarship, the advantageous arts, politics, philosophy, and faith. This considerate e-book presents perception into the strangely complicated background in the back of the connection from various geographical regions.

Includes contributions from Rob Linrothe, Karl Debreczeny, Elliot Sperling, Paul Nietupski, Carmen Meinert, grey Tuttle, Zhihua Yao, Ester Bianchi, Fabienne Jagou, Abraham Zablocki, and Matthew Kapstein.

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Download E-books Awakening the Kind Heart: How to Meditate on Compassion PDF

By Kathleen McDonald

Everybody appreciates kindness. a grin, a number of pleasant phrases, a convey of outrage whilst we are afflicted or feeling ill, a suggestion of support - gestures of kindness like those brighten our day and simplicity no matter what unhappiness we could believe in our hearts. Feeling that "someone cares" fulfills a really deep desire that all of us have. And simply as we get pleasure from people being variety to us, others savour it once we are variety to them. for this reason it is very important learn how to be variety, since it can help make our relations and interactions with others extra enjoyable and not more problematic.

But it is not continually effortless to be type. occasionally our hearts are jam-packed with anger, jealousy, or satisfaction, and being type is the very last thing we consider like doing. Or we get so stuck up in our paintings and tasks that we discover no time to think about others and their wishes, no time to be type and mild. although, those difficulties will be remedied. The Buddhist culture bargains a wealth of tools that may be used to beat no matter what prevents us from being variety and gentle.

Some of those tools are explored and defined during this booklet - in a fashion that would let you perform them on your lifestyle. Awakening the sort Heart deals strong and alluring meditation options to turn on the center of kindness inside of us all - a latest and motivating interpretation of conventional and robust practices.

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Download E-books Peak Doorways to Emancipation PDF

By Tony Duff

Shakya Shri used to be one of many maximum masters of the Drukpa Kagyu round the finish of the 19th century. He was once popular for having practised and entire either the Mahamudra traditions of the Drukpa Kagyu and the good final touch (Dzogpa Chenpo) culture that had come to him via his root guru, Khamtrul Rinpoche. He taught scholars both Mahamudra or nice final touch or a mix of either, no matter what used to be compatible for them. This booklet offers texts from his amassed Works. every one offers a particular point of innermost Dzogchen perform notwithstanding the 1st textual content, at the advent to the character of brain, is absolutely acceptable to essence Mahamudra, too. We selected the 2 texts simply because they spotlight particular features of those practices that aren't defined in the other texts to be had from us. As with numerous different texts on Thorough lower, each one textual content deals guide on a key element of the instructing. the 1st textual content is in particular regarding advent to the character of brain (sometimes known as declaring instruction). it truly is challenging to discover a textual content which, like this one does, in particular discusses this key means of the better tantras. The textual content can be of curiosity to an individual who's practicing Mahamudra or Dzogpa Chenpo. the second one textual content maintains through giving guide on how you can observe the character of brain after it's been brought to the disciple. this article particularly explains the practices of the Thorough minimize (Tregcho) of serious final touch. this article additionally contains particular directions at the specific initial perform of innermost nice of completion referred to as Parting into facets (Tibetan, rushen).

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Download E-books The Torch of Certainty PDF

By Jamgon Kongtrul

This translation of a primary Tantric textual content finds the richness and profundity of the highbrow and contemplative traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. The textual content describes the 4 beginning Practices that each one practitioners of Vajrayana Buddhism needs to entire. the character of impermanence, the consequences of karma, the improvement of an enlightened perspective, and devotion to the guru are one of the topics taken care of during this booklet.

Three eminent modern Tibetan Buddhist masters—Kalu Rinpoche, Deshung Rinpoche, and Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche—explain the importance of The Torch of simple task for modern day scholars and practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism.

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