By Douglas S. Duckworth
A finished evaluation of Tibetan Buddhist philosopher Mipam's paintings on vacancy and Buddha-nature.
By Tulku Thondup
Buddhism teaches that loss of life could be a springboard to enlightenment—yet for all however the such a lot complex meditators, it is going to be the gateway to numerous destiny lives of anguish in samsara. Tulku Thondup wrote this advisor to assist us heal our worry and confusion approximately loss of life and enhance our perform in anticipation of this transition, and to aid us discover the enlightened aim of final peace and joy—not just for loss of life and rebirth, yet for this very lifetime. In basic language, he distills an enormous diversity of assets, together with scriptures, vintage commentaries, oral teachings, and firsthand debts. The e-book includes:
-> an outline of the demise method, the after-death bardo states, and teachings on why, the place, and the way we take rebirth
-> debts by way of Tibetan "near-death experiencers" (delogs), who back from loss of life with remarkable reviews in their visions
-> how one can educate our minds in the course of existence, in order that at dying, all of the phenomena sooner than us will come up as a global of peace, pleasure, and enlightenment
-> uncomplicated meditations, prayers, and rituals to learn the useless and dying
-> suggestion for caregivers, helpers, and survivors of the demise
This variation contains an audio software supplying guided directions by means of the writer on how you can visualize Amitabha Buddha within the natural Realm; how you can obtain his benefits; easy methods to visualize reworking your physique into gentle and sound on the time of loss of life; how you can percentage the advantages with compassion for all sentient beings; and the way to relaxation in oneness. via changing into intimate with this tradition whereas we are alive, we will be able to alleviate our worry of loss of life, enhance our appreciation of this existence, and get ready for loss of life in a really sensible approach, whereas planting the seeds for rebirth within the natural Land.
By Elizabeth Napper
Dependent-arising and vacancy are crucial Buddhist ideas. Elizabeth Napper is helping us comprehend the fundamental courting of those rules and the ways in which they've been interpreted via Tibetan and Western students. a vital reference paintings for college students and practitioners of Buddhism.
By Margaret Gee
Revered and enjoyed via hundreds of thousands of individuals around the globe, Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, is a strong and profound guy. The Tibetan religious leader's phrases of knowledge resonate with all people from international leaders to the typical guy. Born right into a peasant kin, the Dalai Lama used to be years previous while he used to be well-known because the reincarnation of his predecessor, The thirteenth Dalai Lama. And Tenzin Gyatso was once basically sixteen whilst he assumed complete political energy, as soon as China threatened to take over his state. in view that then, the Dalai Lama has led the Tibetan humans via years of exile, whereas changing into an immense participant at the international degree. phrases Of knowledge captures a number of the Dalai Lama's such a lot sage and good ideas on themes that diversity from international peace to the which means of lifestyles and compassion. superbly edited by way of Margaret Gee, phrases Of knowledge resonates with every person who is trying to find perception of a better order.
By Donald S. Lopez Jr.
Religions of Tibet in perform is a landmark paintings, the 1st significant anthology at the subject ever produced. It provides a gorgeous array of works (hagiographies, pilgrimage publications, prayers, money owed of visits to hell, epics, consecration manuals, sermons, and exorcism texts) that jointly provide an exceptional view of the realities of these who've inhabited the Tibetan cultural area over the centuries. the quantity offers a wealth of voices that jointly bring about a brand new and extra nuanced figuring out of the religions of Tibet. The thirty-six chapters are testimony to the large scope of spiritual perform within the Tibetan international, prior and current, supplying works heretofore unknown. The chapters are prepared thematically less than 5 headings: money owed of Time and position, striking Lives, Rites and methods, Prayers and Sermons, and working with loss of life and different Demons. They juxtapose fabrics from varied sects, old classes, and realms in an try and expand the variety of what we comprehend the non secular practices of Tibet to surround. every one bankruptcy features a translation and a considerable but available creation by means of a number one student of Tibetan religions. Religions of Tibet in perform represents the biggest sourcebook on Tibetan religions ever assembled, a piece of significant price to students, scholars, and normal readers.
By Robert Thurman, The AIBS team
It is a totally annotated, severe English translation of Maitreyanatha's common motor vehicle Discourse Literature (Mahayanasutralamkara), as transmitted to the fourth-century Indian Buddhist scholar-adept ?rya Asanga, besides its observation (bhasya) by way of Asanga's brother Vasubandhu. contains an creation protecting crucial old and philosophical issues, a bibliography, and unique index. (Summer 2005)
By Kathleen McDonald
What's meditation? Why perform it? Which procedure is better for me? How do I do it? The solutions to those often-asked questions are contained during this down-to-earth publication, compiled and written by way of Kathleen McDonald, a Western Buddhist nun with strong adventure in either the perform and educating of meditation. the right way to Meditate encompasses a wealth of useful suggestion on a number of genuine and confirmed recommendations.
By Chogyam Trungpa
The second one quantity during this landmark sequence offers the bodhisattva teachings of the mahayana. At this aspect, having educated and obvious some great benefits of taking a look inside, the scholar starts to shift their concentration outward to the wider international. Formal access into the mahayana happens with taking the bodhisattva vow. Mahayana practitioners commit themselves to the carrier of all sentient beings, intending to store them from sorrow and confusion, and vowing to carry them to excellent liberation. This degree of the trail emphasizes the cultivation of knowledge in the course of the view and adventure of vacancy, or shunyata, during which all phenomena are visible to be unbounded, thoroughly open, ungraspable, and profound. From the floor of shunyata, compassionate job is related to come up certainly and spontaneously. as well as mindfulness and know-how, the mahayanist practices lojong, or “mind training,” in response to the cultivation of the paramitas, or “transcendent virtues”: generosity, self-discipline, persistence, exertion, meditation, and prajna, or “knowledge.” As an element of lojong, tonglen, or “sending and taking,” is practiced to be able to raise maitri, or loving-kindness. different themes coated intimately during this quantity comprise bodhichitta, skillful capability, Buddha nature and simple goodness, Madhyamaka, the 10 bhumis, the 3 kayas, 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 provides in energetic, suitable language the great teachings of the Tibetan Buddhist direction of the hinayana, mahayana, and vajrayana. This paintings will resonate with new scholars of Buddhism in addition to the main senior scholars.