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Art and Devotion at a Buddhist Temple in the Indian Himalaya by Melissa R. Kerin

By Melissa R. Kerin

Sixteenth-century wall work in a Buddhist temple within the Tibetan cultural area of northwest India are the point of interest of this cutting edge and richly illustrated examine. before everything formed by means of one set of non secular ideals, the work have due to the fact that been reinterpreted and retraced via a later Buddhist group, subsumed inside its spiritual framework and communal reminiscence. Melissa Kerin strains the devotional, political, and creative histories that experience encouraged the work' construction and reception over the centuries in their use. Her interdisciplinary strategy combines paintings old tools with inscriptional translation, ethnographic documentation, and theoretical inquiry to appreciate non secular photos in context.

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The Collected Works of Chogyam Trungpa, Volume 2: The Path by Chogyam Trungpa

By Chogyam Trungpa

The accumulated Works of Ch?gyam Trungpa brings jointly in 8 volumes the writings of the 1st and so much influential and inspirational Tibetan academics to provide Buddhism within the West. geared up by means of subject matter, the gathering contains full-length books in addition to articles, seminar transcripts, poems, performs, and interviews, lots of that have by no means ahead of been to be had in ebook shape. From memoirs of his get away from Chinese-occupied Tibet to insightful discussions of psychology, brain, and meditation; from unique verse and calligraphy to the esoteric lore of tantric Buddhism—the striking diversity of Trungpa's imaginative and prescient, skills, and teachings is showcased during this landmark sequence. quantity examines meditation, brain, and Mahayana, the "great motor vehicle" for the improvement of compassion and the ability to assist others. Ch?gyam Trungpa brought a brand new mental language and approach for taking a look at the Buddhist teachings within the West. His teachings on human psychology and the human brain are incorporated during this quantity.

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The Guru Drinks Bourbon? by Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse

By Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse

An enlightening, obtainable, and hugely pleasing consultant to the guru-disciple courting, the guts of Tibetan Buddhism.

Devotion to one’s teacher is the lifeblood of the Vajrayana course. as the guru can and may use no matter what capability it takes to wake us up, this relationship may require us to drop our such a lot deeply held ideals and expectations. Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse addresses essentially the most misunderstood elements of this strong courting and gives practical suggestion on profiting from this worthwhile chance for transformation. via tales and classical examples, he exhibits the way to stroll the trail with eyes extensive open, with critical-thinking talents sharpened and outfitted to investigate the guru, prior to taking the bounce.

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A Step Away from Paradise: A Tibetan Lama's Extraordinary by Foreword by Tenzin Palmo, Thomas K Shor Thomas K. Shor

By Foreword by Tenzin Palmo, Thomas K Shor Thomas K. Shor

"A Step clear of Paradise tells the tale of Tibet’s Tulshuk Lingpa, a visionary lama who in 1962 introduced an excursion to what he and his fans believed to be the land of immortality defined in twelfth-century Tibetan culture. With over three hundred disciples, he ventured up a distant Himalayan mountain on the Nepal-Sikkim border that allows you to ‘open the best way’ to a hidden land of lots stumbled on on no map. Fifty years later, Thomas okay. Shor tracks down the surviving participants of this visionary day trip and entwines their awesome tales of religion and event along with his personal quest to find the truth of this land often called Beyul. What emerges is a wide ranging tale alive with hazard, bringing the reader as with regards to the Hidden Land as a publication in all probability can. because the striking account unfolds, the reader is bound to copy the query regularly raised by means of the writer in his interviews: after which what occurred? the tale remembers and conjures up one in every of humanity's oldest aspirations—that of discovering a stairway to paradise

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The Lives and Liberation of Princess Mandarava: The Indian by Lama Chonam, Sangye Khandro, Janet Gyatso

By Lama Chonam, Sangye Khandro, Janet Gyatso

This lucid translation of a unprecedented Tibetan treasure textual content makes to be had for the 1st time to Western readers the amazing lifestyles tale of Princess Madarava. because the imperative consort of the eighth-century Indian grasp Padmasambhava ahead of he brought tantric Buddhism to Tibet, Mandarava is the Indian counterpart of the Tibetan consort Yeshe Tsogyal. The Lives and Liberation of Princess Mandarava recounts her struggles and triumphs as a Buddhist adept all through her many lives, and is an genuine deliverance tale of a feminine Buddhist grasp. those that learn this booklet will achieve proposal and encouragement at the route to liberation.

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The Life and Liberation of Padmasambhava by Yeshe Tsogyal

By Yeshe Tsogyal

This biography of Padmasambhava, the founding father of Tibetan Buddhism, is a translation of the Padma bKa'i Thang recorded within the 8th century by means of his closest disciple and consort, Yeshe Tsogyal. The richly symbolic account in 108 cantos units forth the phases of his existence, which demonstrate the phases of the trail to enlightenment. bright description of the institution of the Dharma in Tibet.

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Method of Preserving the Face of Rigpa by Tony Duff

By Tony Duff

Ju Mipham Namgyal is among the most sensible recognized authors of the Nyingma culture. He was once a prolific author with a rare wisdom of his personal and others' dharma traditions. He wrote numerous texts at the themes of innermost nice finishing touch (Dzogpa Chenpo). the only this is one among his texts on Thorough lower (Tregcho). The wording of the identify "Preserving the Face of Rigpa" is defined within the advent via the writer. in short even though, it's asserting that this can be a textual content that focusses on one particular point of Thorough minimize perform referred to as "preserving rigpa". the rest of the identify, "The Essence of Wisdom", refers back to the proven fact that this method of holding rigpa particularly is the basic strategy for constructing knowledge. The textual content is brief yet has turn into one of many middle texts utilized in Tibet to coach this particular point of Thorough lower perform. since it is so well known in the Tibetan culture and since it really is one of many few texts that bargains particularly with this topic, we felt that it was once a invaluable addition to our number of texts just about Thorough reduce. consequently, we've got translated it and made a ebook out of it. notice that, even supposing this article was once written as a part of Dzogchen guideline, it's both appropriate to the perform of essence Mahamudra. therefore the textual content is perfect for an individual who's practicing both of the 2. a quick yet transparent creation makes the content material of the textual content obtainable.

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What Makes You Not a Buddhist by Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse

By Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse

Dzongsar Khyentse is likely one of the such a lot artistic and leading edge younger Tibetan Buddhist lamas educating at the present time. The director of 2 function movies with Buddhist subject matters (the overseas sensation The Cup and Travelers and Magicians), this provocative instructor, artist, and poet is well known and well-liked by means of Western Buddhists.

Moving clear of traditional displays of Buddhist teachings, Khyentse demanding situations readers to ensure they comprehend what they’re speaking approximately prior to they declare to be Buddhist. With wit and irony, Khyentse urges readers to maneuver past the superficial trappings of Buddhism—beyond a romance with beads, incense, and unique humans in robes—straight to the guts of what the Buddha taught.

In essence, this e-book explains what a Buddhist really is, specifically, a person who deeply is familiar with the reality of impermanence and the way our feelings can catch us in cycles of anguish. Khyentse provides the basic tenets of Buddhism in easy language, utilizing examples we will be able to all relate to.

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