Download E-books The Book of Kadam: The Core Texts (Library of Tibetan Classics 2) PDF

By Thupten Jinpa

The Kadam tuition of Tibetan Buddhism emerged within the 11th century from the lessons of the Indian grasp Atisa and his crucial Tibetan pupil, Dromtonpa. even though it now not exists as an autonomous institution, Kadam's teachings have been integrated into the 4 significant colleges of Tibetan Buddhism and are nonetheless prized this present day for his or her detailed sensible program of the bodhisattva's altruistic perfect in way of life. probably the most adored teachings stemming from Atisa and Dromtonpa is the gathering of esoteric oral transmissions enshrined in The booklet of Kadam. This quantity contains the center texts of the publication of Kadam, significantly the twenty-three-chapter discussion among Atisa and Dromtonpa that's woven round Atisa's Bodhisattva's Jewel Garland, in addition to complementary texts that light up the historical past and practices of the Kadam culture.

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Download E-books Innate Happiness: Realizing Compassion-Emptiness PDF

Innate Happiness courses busy Westerners at the direction of liberation, the conclusion of compassion-emptiness, with concise weekly practices according to the yogi culture of Tibetan Buddhism. The booklet features a short historical past of Buddhism in India and Tibet, in addition to its significant ideas. this is often via transparent, concise steps at the course of person Liberation, the trail of Altruism, the trail of Tantra, and the trail of significant Perfection. each one course takes the reader during the 3 Teachings: ethics, meditation, and knowledge. therefore, it covers an entire cycle of for learn, contemplation, meditation and consciousness, each one hugely appropriate for the busy lives of Westerners with little time for formal meditation. may well ALL beings be at liberty!

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Download E-books Dusum Khyenpa's Songs and Teachings PDF

By Tony Duff

The gathered Works of Dusum Khyenpa, the 1st Karmapa, comprises approximately 4 volumes of texts. it's very infrequent, nearly non-existent. We controlled to acquire a replica and put it aside from extinction. (You can buy a replica from us at our digital texts on the market; to the simplest of our wisdom it's the purely position from which it may be obtained). a lot of Dusum Khyenpa's accrued Works are taken up with whole units of teachings at the a number of yidams of the Kagyu lineage that he acquired and practised. although, there's a small part containing 8 dohas (spontaneous songs of religious recognition) sung through Dusum Khyenpa. there's additionally a brief textual content that offers the transmission of a particular Mahamudra educating referred to as "Mahamudra, the Thunderbolt". We translated seven of the 8 dohas and the Mahamudra educating and positioned them jointly right into a small e-book, for the sake of the various fans of the Karmapa and the Kagyu teachings normally. As an issue of curiosity, we have been surprised to discover a textual content in Dusum Khyenpa's amassed Works that provides particular info of ways to do the perform referred to as "Dead Entry", a tradition which was once supposedly eradicated from the Kagyu transmission end result of the hazards concerned. it is usually acknowledged that the instructing disappeared with Marpa the Translator yet this access within the gathered Works exhibits that it quite was once transmitted on in the course of the lineage.

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Download E-books Soundings in Tibetan Medicine: Anthropological and Historical Perspectives: Tibetan Studies: Proceedings of the Tenth Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, Oxford, 2003. PDF

By Mona Schrempf (editor)

This selection of reports at the anthropology and historical past of Tibetan medication presents attention-grabbing new insights into either dynamic advancements and old continuities in clinical wisdom and perform which were happen in various conventional and modern Tibetan societies.

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Download E-books Travels in the Netherworld: Buddhist Popular Narratives of Death and the Afterlife in Tibet PDF

By Bryan J. Cuevas

In Travels within the Netherworld, Bryan J. Cuevas examines a desirable yet little-known style of Tibetan narrative literature in regards to the délok, usual women and men who declare to have died, traveled via hell, after which lower back from the afterlife. those narratives take pleasure in audiences starting from the main refined monastic students to pious townsfolk, villagers, and nomads. Their bills emphasize the common Buddhist ideas of impermanence and worldly ache, the fluctuations of karma, and the feasibility of acquiring a good rebirth via advantage and advantage. supplying a transparent, designated research of 4 vibrant return-from-death stories, together with the tales of a Tibetan housewife, a lama, a tender noble girl, and a Buddhist monk, Cuevas argues that those narratives convey rules approximately loss of life and the afterlife that held broad forex between all periods of devoted Buddhists in Tibet.

Relying on a variety of conventional Tibetan assets, Buddhist canonical scriptures, scholastic textbooks, ritual and meditation manuals, and clinical treatises, as well as the délok works themselves, Cuevas surveys a huge variety of renowned Tibetan Buddhist rules approximately dying and loss of life. He explores ideals concerning the vulnerability of the soul and its trip past dying, karmic retribution and the terrors of hell, the character of demons and demonic ownership, ghosts, and reanimated corpses. Cuevas argues that those amazing debts show flexibility among social and non secular different types which are conventionally polarized and concludes that, opposite to the authorized knowledge, such inflexible divisions as elite and folks, monastic and lay faith usually are not sufficiently consultant of conventional Tibetan Buddhism at the flooring. This learn deals cutting edge views on renowned faith in Tibet and fills a niche in an enormous box of Tibetan literature.

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Download E-books Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness (Shambhala Library) PDF

By Chogyam Trungpa

The slogans contained during this ebook are designed to rouse the center and domesticate love and kindness towards others. they're progressive in that working towards them fosters abandonment of private territory in with regards to others and an realizing of the realm because it is.

The fifty-nine provocative slogans provided here—each with a observation by way of the Tibetan meditation grasp Chögyam Trungpa—have been utilized by Tibetan Buddhists for 8 centuries to aid meditation scholars bear in mind and concentrate on very important rules and practices of brain education. They emphasize assembly the standard events of lifestyles with intelligence and compassion below all conditions. Slogans comprise, "Don't be swayed through exterior circumstances," "Be thankful to everyone," and "Always continue just a pleased mind."

This variation encompasses a foreword through Pema Chödrön.

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Download E-books Mipam on Buddha-Nature: The Ground of the Nyingma Tradition PDF

By Douglas S. Duckworth

Mipam (" ju mi pham rgya mtsho," 1846 1912) is without doubt one of the so much prolific thinkers within the historical past of Tibet and is a key determine within the Nyingma culture of Buddhism. His works stay broadly studied within the Tibetan cultural area and past. This publication presents an in-depth account of Mipam s view, drawing on a variety of his works and providing a number of new translations. Douglas S. Duckworth indicates how a dialectic of presence and shortage permeates Mipam s writings at the heart approach and Buddha-nature.
Arguably an important doctrine in Buddhism, Buddha-nature is, for Mipam, reminiscent of the real that means of vacancy; it's the floor of all and the typical flooring shared via sentient beings and Buddhas. This flooring is the root of the trail and inseparable from the aim of Buddhahood. Duckworth probes deeply into Mipam s writings on Buddha-nature to light up its significant position in a dynamic Buddhist philosophy."

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Download E-books What Makes You Not a Buddhist PDF

So that you imagine you are a Buddhist? reassess. Tibetan Buddhist grasp Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse, the most inventive and leading edge lamas educating at the present time, throws down the gauntlet to the Buddhist global, hard universal misconceptions, stereotypes, and fantasies. With wit and irony, Khyentse urges readers to maneuver past the superficial trappings of Buddhism—beyond the romance with beads, incense, or unique robes—straight to the guts of what the Buddha taught.

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Download E-books Repeating the Words of the Buddha PDF

Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche spent a long time in retreat, assimilating the lessons inside his event. He spoke with humor and precise knowing, expressing evidently and easily what he himself had gone through. accordingly, his teachings are uniquely obtainable, with a powerfully important effect on those that pay attention or learn his phrases. This e-book, a variety of his oral and written teachings, spells out the basic issues of religious perform and leads readers alongside an identical course they might persist with within the presence of a grasp. via direct, pithy directions, scholars are inspired to question the grasp many times, whereas whilst processing their very own reviews. Representing the guts of Rinpoche’s teachings, Repeating the phrases of the Buddha exhibits that the enlightened essence is current in the brain of any sentient being, and that it may be well-known via all who search it.

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Download E-books The Opening of the Wisdom-Eye: And the History of the Advancement of Buddhadharma in Tibet PDF

Mahayana Buddhism defined by way of the current day religious chief of Tibetan Buddhism, H. H. the Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso, in his first English-language ebook. "This overview..is amazing for its completeness and clarity."---Katherine Rogers, writer of The Garland of Mahamudra Practices. His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is either the top of country and the non secular chief of Tibet.

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