Download E-books The Holy Land Reborn: Pilgrimage and the Tibetan Reinvention of Buddhist India (Buddhism and Modernity series) PDF

By Toni Huber

The Dalai Lama has stated that Tibetans examine themselves “the baby of Indian civilization” and that India is the “holy land” from whose resources the Tibetans have equipped their very own civilization. What explains this robust allegiance to India? In The Holy Land Reborn¸ Toni Huber investigates how Tibetans have maintained a ritual courting to India, relatively in terms of pilgrimage, and what it skill for them to think about India as their holy land.
Focusing at the Tibetan production and sport of India as a vacation spot, a panorama, and a type of different, in either genuine and idealized phrases, Huber explores how Tibetans have used the assumption of India as a spiritual territory and a sacred geography within the improvement in their personal faith and society. In a well timed ultimate bankruptcy, Huber additionally takes up the which means of India for the Tibetans who stay in exile of their Buddhist holy land.
A significant contribution to the research of Buddhism, The Holy Land Reborn describes adjustments in Tibetan constructs of India over the centuries, eventually hard principally static perspectives of the sacred geography of Buddhism in India.

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Download E-books The Lotus-Born: The Life Story of Padmasambhava PDF

How usually do you pay attention the tale of a guy who used to be immaculately born from inside of a lotus flower with 1000 petals, in the midst of a lake, having been despatched as a meteor from the guts of the Boudha of Boundless mild? Lotus-Born is the really good tale of the mystic, grasp pupil, and outrageous yogi, Padmasambhava, the Lotus-Born, who grew up an followed prince, used to be banished, burned on the stake in a neighboring state, and persevered miraculously unscathed, wandering via cemeteries, dancing on corpses, and proceeded to stay greater than years. he's appeared via the main sane Tibetans as a true, ancient determine, the founding father of Buddhism in Tibet the place he subjugated demons and taught the Buddha’s teachings.

The entire tale of the way Buddhism was once planted in Tibet comes in English for the 1st time with the ebook of this ebook. Lotus-Born is a translation of a biography of the nice grasp recorded within the 9th century by way of his greatest Tibetan disciple, the princess Yeshe Tsogyal. a lot of those biographies have been hid as terma treasures to guard them opposed to the adjustments of time.

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Download E-books Resurrecting Candrakirti: Disputes in the Tibetan Creation of Prasangika (Studies in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism) PDF

By Kevin A. Vose

The seventh-century Indian grasp Candrakirti lived a lifetime of relative obscurity, in basic terms to have his concepts and writings rejuvenated in the course of the Tibetan transmission of Buddhism. considering then, Candrakirti has been celebrated as delivering the main thorough and exact imaginative and prescient of Nagarjuna's view of vacancy which, in flip, such a lot absolutely represents the ultimate fact of the Buddha's instructing. Candrakirti's vacancy denies the life of any "nature" or titanic, enduring essence in ourselves or within the extra special global whereas heading off the extraordinary view of nihilism. during this view, our fake trust in nature is on the root of our lack of understanding and is the foundation for all psychological and emotional ache and disturbance. for lots of Tibetan students, simply Candrakirti's heart means fullyyt overcomes our fake trust in inherent id and, accordingly, by myself overcomes lack of know-how, providing freedom from the cycle of out of control demise and rebirth often called samsara.

Candrakirti's writings have shaped the root for Madhyamaka examine in all significant traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. In Resurrecting Candrakirti, Kevin Vose provides the reader with a radical presentation of Candrakirti's upward thrust to prominence and the additional gildings the Tibetans have made on his presentation of vacancy. by way of splitting Madhyamaka into subschools, particularly the Svatantrika and Prasangika, the Tibetans grew to become pioneers in realizing truth and created a brand new method to outline modifications in interpretation. Resurrecting Candrakirti presents the old and philosophical context essential to comprehend either Madhyamaka and its value to Tibetan Buddhist suggestion.

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Download E-books The Tantric Path of Indestructible Wakefulness: The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, Volume Three PDF

By Chogyam Trungpa

The 3rd quantity of this landmark sequence offers the vajrayana teachings of the tantric direction. The vajrayana, or “diamond vehicle,” also called tantra, attracts upon and extends the lessons of the hinayana and mahayana. As with the hinayana and the mahayana, the formal popularity into the vajrayana is marked through a vow, therefore the samaya vow. there's an emphasis at this level at the student-teacher courting and at the caliber of devotion. quite often, scholars needs to entire initial practices, known as ngöndro, to organize themselves for initiation into the vajrayana direction prior to going additional. Having performed so, they then obtain definitely the right empowerments to start tantric practices. There are empowerment ceremonies of many forms, referred to as abhishekas. The vajrayana comprises either shape practices, akin to visualizations and sadhanas (ritual liturgies), and formless practices according to permitting the brain to relaxation evidently in its inherent readability and vacancy. even though at the floor, there's a lot higher complexity in tantric practices, the rules of mindfulness and understanding and the cultivation of compassion and skillful motion remain of valuable significance.

The tantric direction calls for whole engagement and fierce commitment. it's acknowledged to be a extra quick course, however it can be extra harmful. there's a caliber of directness, abruptness, and wholeheartedness. Tantrikas, or vajrayana practitioners, realize that the main demanding elements of existence, the energies and play of pressured feelings and scary hindrances, should be labored with as gateways to freedom and attention. different themes coated intimately during this quantity comprise the 4 reminders, the mandala precept, mahamudra, atiyoga, and more.

The Profound Treasury of the sea of Dharma represents meditation grasp Chögyam Trungpa’s maximum contribution to Western Buddhism. This three-volume assortment offers in energetic, appropriate language the excellent teachings of the Tibetan Buddhist course of the hinayana, mahayana, and vajrayana. This paintings will resonate with new scholars of Buddhism in addition to the main senior scholars.

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Download E-books A Garland of Views: A Guide to View, Meditation, and Result in the Nine Vehicles PDF

A middle textual content of the Nyingma culture of Tibetan Buddhism, provided in English for the 1st time, with remark by means of Jamgön Mipham, one of many Nyingma tradition's so much lucid and really good minds.

A concise observation through the eighth-century Indian Buddhist grasp Padmasambhava on a bankruptcy from the Guhyagarbha Tantra, which provides an summary of the several Buddhist and non-Buddhist philosophical perspectives, together with the good Perfection (Dzogchen), with an explicative observation by means of the nineteenth-century pupil Jamgön Mipham (1846-1912). Padmasambhava's textual content is a center textual content of the Nyingma culture since it offers the foundation for the method of 9 cars (three sutra cars and 6 tantra autos) that in this case grew to become the accredited method of classifying the various Buddhist paths within the Nyingma culture. Mipham's remark is the single most ordinarily used to clarify Padmasambhava's instructing. Mipham is widely known for his prolific, lucid, and unique writings on many matters, together with technology, drugs, and philosophy, as well as Tibetan Buddhist perform and concept.

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Download E-books A Spacious Path To Freedom: Practical Instructions On The Union Of Mahamudra And Atiyoga PDF

By Karma Chagme, B. Alan Wallace

This handbook of Tibetan meditation easily and carefully provides the profound Dzogchen and Mahamudra structures of perform. Karma Chagmé units forth the levels of meditation perform, together with the cultivation of meditative quiescence and perception, the experiential identity of knowledge, and the top steps of Mahamudra and Atiyoga, resulting in ideal enlightenment in a single lifetime. Drawing from his huge, immense textual erudition and mastery of Tibetan oral traditions, he exhibits how those meditative structures should be unified right into a unmarried built-in method of figuring out the final word nature of attention.

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Download E-books Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness PDF

By Chogyam Trungpa

Caution: utilizing this publication can be dangerous in your ego! The slogans it includes are designed to rouse the guts and domesticate love and kindness towards others. they're innovative in that training them fosters abandonment of private territory in on the subject of others and in figuring out the area because it is.

The fifty-nine provocative slogans offered here—each with a statement by means of the Tibetan meditation grasp Chögyam Trungpa—have been utilized by Tibetan Buddhists for 8 centuries to assist meditation scholars take into accout and concentrate on vital ideas and practices of brain education. They emphasize assembly the normal events of lifestyles with intelligence and compassion below all situations. Slogans comprise, "Don't be swayed by means of exterior circumstances," "Be thankful to everyone," and "Always hold just a cheerful mind."

This version incorporates a new foreword through Pema Chödrön.

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Download E-books Compassionate Action PDF

Chatral Rinpoche, the critical "hidden yogi," has been a legend within the Himalayan area for the prior seventy years. even if he hasn't ever traveled to the West, his awesome tale and teachings have progressively been infiltrating the Western Buddhist cognizance considering the fact that Father Thomas Merton first met him in 1968 and famously remarked that he used to be "the maximum guy I ever met." this is often the 1st English-language publication of this residing legend; it comprises his biography and autobiography, six of his essays, 5 prayers he composed, an specific interview, and 16 pages of photographs from all through his lifestyles.

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Download E-books The Great Perfection (rdzogs chen) (Brill's Tibetan Studies Library) PDF

"The nice Perfection" (rDzogs chen in Tibetan) is a philosophical and meditative instructing. Its inception is attributed to Vairocana, one of many first seven Tibetan Buddhist clergymen ordained at Samye within the 8 century A.D. The doctrine is appeared between Buddhists because the middle of the lessons adhered to by means of the Nyingmapa college when equally it truly is held to be the elemental educating one of the Bonpos, the non-Buddhist institution in Tibet. After a historic advent to Tibetan Buddhism and the Bon, the writer offers with the legends of Vairocana (Part I), analysing early files containing crucial components of the doctrine and evaluating them with the Ch'an culture. He is going directly to discover intimately the advance of the doctrine within the 10th and 11th centuries A.D. (Part II). The Tantric doctrines that play a big function are handled, as are the rDzogs chen theories in terms of the opposite significant Buddhist doctrines. diversified tendencies within the rDzogs chen culture are defined partly III. the writer has drawn his resources customarily from early unpublished records which throw gentle at the origins and improvement, whilst additionally utilizing numerous resources which enabled him to explicate the the most important place which the doctrine occupies in Tibetan religions.

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