Category: Tibetan

  • The Two Truths Debate: Tsongkhapa and Gorampa on the Middle by Sonam Thakchoe

    By Sonam Thakchoe

    The heart method is a significant inspiration for all Buddhists, but its definition varies throughout Buddhist cultures. In Tibetan Buddhism, the translation of what are referred to as the 2 truths — the reality of traditional appearances and the final word fact of vacancy — is principally contentious. This comparative research examines the differing techniques towards the center approach taken by way of the 2 nice Buddhist students, Tsongkhapa and Gorampa. It demonstrates how philosophical positions have dramatic implications either for a way one ways Buddhist perform and for a way one eventually is aware enlightenment itself.
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  • Rimey Lama Chopa: A Tibetan Rimey Tantric Feast by Dilgo Khyentse, Matthieu Ricard, Glenn Mullin

    By Dilgo Khyentse, Matthieu Ricard, Glenn Mullin

    Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (1910-1991) was once one of many maximum Tibetan Buddhist lecturers of the 20 th century. whereas a practitioner within the Nyingma lineage, he held empowerments and teachings from many traditions and was once a powerful supporter of the Rimey non-sectarian flow. This Rimey Lama Chopa is a liturgical guruyoga textual content encompassing all phases of the trail to Enlightenment, with specific emphasis at the 8 Chariots Rimey lineages. Lama Chopa is without doubt one of the imperative esoteric practices of Vajrayana Buddhism; and as such, this article is a different and robust contribution to global religious literature. at the centennary of Dilgo Khyentse's start, a superb party was once held in Nepal, for which a locally-printed English variation of his recognized Rimey Lama Chopa was once commissioned. The constrained English variation was once created through Glenn Mullin, a widely known Canadian Buddhist translator with many books to his credits. we're lucky to have got permission from Mr. Mullin to create this re-creation. furthermore, we're lucky to have the participation of Dilgo Khyentse's leader western disciple, the Venerable Matthieu Ricard, who has written an insightful foreword for the e-book and supplied own pictures of Rinpoche for this variation. 50% of gains from revenues of this booklet will visit profit charitable actions of Rinpoche's Karuna-Shechen beginning within the Himalayas.
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  • Beyond The Mind by Bernard de Montreal

    By Bernard de Montreal

    Bernard de Montreal in his first paintings in English, introduces us to the examine of evolutionary psychology, explains to us the technological know-how of supramental inspiration, and constructs for us the psychic bridge from involution to evolution: reminiscence to artistic idea, spirituality to cognizance, ache to peace, loss of life to immortality, soul to spirit, reincarnation to fusion.
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  • Balancing the Mind - A Tibetan Buddhist Approach to Refining by B. Alan Wallace

    By B. Alan Wallace

    For hundreds of years, Tibetan Buddhist contemplatives have at once explored recognition via rigorously honed and rigorous suggestions of meditation. B. Alan Wallace explains the equipment and studies of Tibetan practitioners and compares those with investigations of attention via Western scientists and philosophers. Balancing the Mind contains a translation of the vintage dialogue of equipment for constructing really excessive levels of attentional balance and readability via fifteenth-century Tibetan contemplative Tsongkhapa.
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  • Chogyam Trungpa: His Life and Vision by Fabrice Midal

    By Fabrice Midal

    Grasp of meditation, artist, poet, social visionary—Chögyam Trungpa was once some of these and extra. but "Who was once Chögyam Trungpa?" is a slippery query, for who can nail down the character of a guy who by means of all debts appeared to be a special individual to diverse humans at varied instances and on diversified events? Fabrice Midal, through guidance his approach among traditional Western biography and standard Tibetan hagiography, has succeeded in portray an in depth portrait of this unconventional Tibetan lama, who's considered as probably the most influential forces in transporting Buddhism to the West. From his first years of educating in Britain and the U.S., Trungpa all started making buddies with and educating his scholars in a totally loose kind, with few Buddhist references, tailored to the language and realizing of younger Westerners. but his radical emphasis was once at the conventional resource of Buddhism: the basis perform of sitting meditation. In his oral teachings, Trungpa stunned his audiences via making no concession to their expectancies, conversing at once from his middle to their hearts, with no alluding to thoughts and philosophy. His paintings used to be precise in its emphasis on a mundane instead of non secular method of spirituality. one of the practices that he inspired his scholars to adopt have been calligraphy, flower arranging, eastern archery, tea rite, dance, theater, overall healthiness care, psychotherapy, poetry, elocution, and translation. His founding of facilities, groups, and leading edge academic associations used to be additionally a part of the flowering of a brand new tradition of Buddhism within the West. He based Naropa college in Boulder, Colorado; Shambhala education; and Vajradhatu, a world organization of meditation facilities (now known as Shambhala International). This biography provides a wealth of anecdotes from Trungpa's lifestyles, excerpts from unpublished talks, memories by means of these closest to him, and evidence from the archive that preserves his legacy—all making the publication a treasure chest of insights and teachings now not present in the other publication released up to now.
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  • Distinguishing Phenomena from Their Intrinsic Nature: by Ju Mipham, Khenpo Shenga, Dharmachakra Translation Committee

    By Ju Mipham, Khenpo Shenga, Dharmachakra Translation Committee

    Outlining the variation among visual appeal and fact, this paintings exhibits that the trail to awakening contains forsaking the wrong and proscribing ideals we now have approximately ourselves and the realm round us and beginning ourselves to the unlimited power of our actual nature. by way of divesting the brain of misunderstanding, the treatise explains, we see issues as they really are. This perception permits the traditional unfolding of compassion and knowledge.

    According to culture, Maitreya, the Buddha's regent, taught the basis 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 contains commentaries through Khenpo Shenga and Ju Mipham, whose discussions remove darkness from the subtleties of the foundation 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 come back out of the Tibetan culture in contemporary centuries. Their writings contributed greatly to the flourishing of Buddhist philosophy and perform in Tibet.
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  • How to Free Your Mind: Tara the Liberator by Thubten Chodron

    By Thubten Chodron

    The loved deity Tara is the female embodiment of enlightenment. for hundreds of years, practitioners have grew to become to her for cover from either exterior and inner hazards, from hearth to audacity. This well-written booklet, offered in conversational variety, is an authoritative advisor to the perform of Tara.Includes very worthy chapters at the whys and hows of assorted Tara practices.
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  • Vinegar into Honey: Seven Steps to Understanding and by Ron Leifer

    By Ron Leifer

    Our wishes and our fears are woven right into a tangled internet of conflicts. we'd like either to devour dessert and to be skinny. we'd like funds yet don't need to paintings. something that threatens our feel of self and its striving for happiness is perceived as a risk to our very lives--the reaction to that is defensiveness, anger, aggression, and violence. Vinegar into Honey proposes a brand new paradigm for realizing the connection among pressure, anxiousness, anger, and melancholy. Leifer presents targeted directions for operating with anger and different painful feelings. the method of reworking ache into equanimity and compassion is significant in Buddhist psychology and perform. all the steps in Vinegar into Honey displays perspectives and strategies drawn from Buddhist culture. Leifer's paintings holds promise for psychotherapists and their sufferers, members trying to comprehend and paintings with their anger, and other people drawn to the interface of Buddhism and psychotherapy.
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