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Machig Labdron And The Foundations Of Chod by Jerome Edou

By Jerome Edou

Machig Labdron is popularly thought of to be either a dakini and a deity, an emanation of Yum Chenmo, or Prajnaparamita, the embodiment of the knowledge of the buddhas. traditionally, this Tibetan girl, a modern of Milarepa, was once an adept and impressive instructor, a mom, and a founding father of a distinct transmission lineage often called the Chöd of Mahamudra. This translation of the main well-known biography of Machig Labdron, founding father of the original Mahamudra Chöd culture, is gifted including a complete assessment of Chöd's historic and doctrinal origins in Indian Buddhism and its next transmission to Tibet.

Chöd refers to slicing in the course of the greedy at a self and its attendant emotional afflictions. most renowned for its educating on reworking the aggregates into an providing of nutrition for demons as a compassionate act of self-sacrifice, Chöd goals to loose the brain from all worry and to arouse recognition of its precise nature, primordially transparent bliss and vacancy.

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Born in Tibet by Chogyam Trungpa

By Chogyam Trungpa

Chögyam Trungpa—meditation grasp, pupil, and artist—was pointed out on the age of simply 13 months as an important tulku, or reincarnation of an enlightened instructor. because the 11th within the instructing lineage referred to as the Trungpa tulkus, he underwent a interval of extensive education in mediation, philosophy, and superb arts, receiving complete ordination as a monk in 1958 on the age of eighteen. the subsequent 12 months, the chinese language Communists invaded Tibet, and the younger Trungpa spent many harrowing months hiking over the Himalayas, narrowly escaping seize.

Trungpa's account of his reviews as a tender monk, his tasks because the abbot and religious head of a superb monastery, and his relocating relationships together with his academics deals an extraordinary and intimate glimpse into the lifetime of a Tibetan lama. The memoir concludes along with his bold break out from Tibet to India. In an epilogue, he describes his emigration to the West, the place he encountered many folks desirous to know about the traditional knowledge of Tibetan Buddhism.

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The Great Medicine That Conquers Clinging to the Notion of by Shechen Rabjam, Matthieu Ricard

By Shechen Rabjam, Matthieu Ricard

In those inspiring teachings on the right way to open the center, a latest Tibetan Buddhist grasp indicates us how one can swap our self-centered perspective and improve quandary for the health of others. He teaches that once we recognize our personal want for happiness, we notice that every one beings want for a similar. With a broader standpoint, we will enhance the power to increase gratitude and kindness first to these we adore, and finally to everybody.

In his hot and casual kind, Rabjam bargains available Buddhist teachings that would entice an individual who wish to locate extra that means in lifestyles. in keeping with classical Tibetan teachings, his observation is clean, funny, and sharply insightful. here's a sleek Tibetan instructor who appreciates the demanding situations of dwelling in today’s global. The nice Medicine may also help modern readers draw on historical teachings to discover their approach to knowledge, freedom, and pleasure amid the struggles of genuine existence.

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The History of the Sixteen Karmapas of Tibet by Karma Thynley

By Karma Thynley

The Karmapa is the non secular chief of the Karma Kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism. the current Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, is the 16th of the road which all started with Dusum Khyenpa, the 1st Karmapa, within the 12th century. Karma Thinley offers the biographies of all of the Karmapas, in accordance with his translations from quite a few Tibetan resources. those biographies aren't merely histories of the learning and educating of those nice lecturers; also they are inspirational texts used to domesticate devotion within the practitioner. Accompanying the textual content are 16 line drawings, according to the thangka work of the Karmapas at Rumtek monastery, the seat of the current Karmapa.

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Foundation of Buddhist Meditation by Kalu Rinpoche

By Kalu Rinpoche

Kalu Rinpoche (1905-1989) of the Shangpa Kagyu culture, was once one of many top Kagyu meditation masters of this century. within the starting place of Buddhist Meditation Rinpoche offers a concise clarification of the Buddhist direction resulting in the superb aim of enlightenment for the welfare of all residing beings.

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The Treasury of Knowledge, Book Seven and Book Eight, Parts by Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye, Richard Barron, Ringu Tulku

By Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye, Richard Barron, Ringu Tulku

Jamgön Kongtrul’s ten-volume Treasury of Knowledge is a distinct encyclopedic masterpiece embodying the complete diversity of Buddhist teachings as they have been preserved in Tibet. Tibetan Buddhist academics anticipated their scholars to check Buddhist philosophical texts in addition to perform mirrored image and meditation; present-day scholars have additionally discovered that awakening has its resource in examine in addition to in mirrored image and perform.

Foundations of Buddhist research and Practice includes booklet Seven and ebook 8, components One and of the Treasury of Knowledge. ebook Seven elucidates many of the keys had to safely interpret, comprehend, and give some thought to Buddhist teachings, together with the key teachings of the Vajrayana. components One and of booklet 8 clarify how the lessons are to be built-in into one’s lifestyles throughout the perform of meditation, which unites a kingdom of one-pointed recognition with profound perception into vacancy. Jamgön Kongtrul’s evenhanded, stylish, and authoritative assertion of such debatable doctrines as unqualified vacancy (“self-empty”) and certified vacancy (“other-empty”), provisional and definitive that means, and standard and supreme fact as provided within the a number of colleges of Tibetan Buddhism will attract either severe Dharma practitioners and complicated scholars and students.

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Not for Happiness: A Guide to the So-Called Preliminary by Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse

By Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse

Do you preparation meditation since you are looking to consider reliable? Or that will help you sit back and be “happy”? Then frankly, in line with Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse, you're much better off having a full-body therapeutic massage than attempting to training the Dharma.

Genuine non secular perform, no longer least the Ngöndro preliminaries, won't convey the type of convenience and straightforwardness such a lot worldly humans crave. on the contrary, in truth. but when your final objective is enlightenment, Ngöndro perform is a needs to, and never for Happiness your ideal consultant, because it comprises every thing an aspiring practitioner must start, together with recommendation about:

constructing “renunciation mind”
self-discipline, meditation and wisdom
utilizing your mind's eye in visualization practice
why you would like a guru

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Karma Chakme's Mountain Dharma, Vol. 3 by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche

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 suggestion for the practitioner, together with preserving oneself from strength threats with loving kindness and compassion, purifying obscurations via invoking knowledge deities, studying the symptoms that come up in the course of perform, spotting whilst your perform will get off course and removing the motives, using how you can boost one's perform, and bringing the 5 psychological afflictions (desire, anger, lack of expertise, jealousy, and delight) to the trail.

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