Download E-books White Sail: Crossing the Waves of Ocean Mind to the Serene Continent of the Triple Gems PDF

By Thinley Norbu

Buddhism teaches that enlightenment is our ordinary nation; the matter is that we don't realize this nation, as a result of the mind's confusion approximately its real nature. Thinley Norbu offers the Buddhist view in a fashion intended to solve misconceptions and wake up the reader's innate knowledge. Thinley Norbu is a wonderful instructor of the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism and the writer of The Small Golden Key and Magic Dance.

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Download E-books Tibetan Astrology PDF

By Philippe Cornu

Astrology is without doubt one of the conventional arts and sciences of Tibet, the place it truly is often called "the technology of calculation," utilized by clergymen and lamas within the research of the rhythms and cycles of time, for divination, for selecting auspicious instances for rituals and life-cycle occasions resembling marriages and funerals, and as an accessory to the perform of conventional drugs.

This accomplished creation to the subject contains:

   •  old roots and impacts from China and India in addition to the Buddhist Kalachakra teachings and the traditional Bön faith of Tibet
   •  the 2 major branches of Tibetan astrology: Nagtsi, or "black astrology," in response to the chinese language process, and Kartsi, or "white astrology," derived from Indian astrology
   •  The twelve- and sixty-year cycles and the twelve animals and 5 parts linked to them
   •  The mewa, or magical squares, that are numerological components used to calculate the auspiciousness of days or years
   •  The parkha, or 8 trigrams of the I Ching, representing the weather, instructions, seasons, and primary common forces
   •  the way to examine the nature of hours, days, months, and years, with a view to ascertain auspicious instances for varied actions
   •  the way to forged and interpret a Tibetan horoscope

Also incorporated are quite a few diagrams and charts which are imperative to the perform of Tibetan astrology, together with tables for changing Western dates to dates at the Tibetan calendar.

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Download E-books Complete Path for the Ocean of Profound Meaning PDF

By Tony Duff

There are many branches of the Drukpa Kagyu and every has it personal liturgies for doing the initial practices (Tib. ngondro). The Kham (East Tibetan) culture of the Drukpa Kagyu, headed through the Khamtrul Rinpoches has a few those liturgies. besides the fact that, the single composed by way of Kunga Tendzin, the 3rd Khamtrul Rinpoche is the only more often than not used. it's the liturgy used for instance at Tashi Jong in India, the present-day seat of Khamtrul Rinpoche. The textual content of the liturgy was once translated into English through Tony Duff on the request of Tsoknyi Rinpoche. it's a usual, Mahamudra type preliminaries liturgy during which there are 4 units of 1 hundred thousand preliminaries to be performed. The liturgy is wide. Kunga Tenzin integrated loads of fabric in his liturgy and this makes it necessary as a reference for an individual. for instance, the entire pushing aside perform performed with the perform of The Thirty-five Buddhas, and the Sutra of the 3 lots is contained in it. there's additionally an impressive guru yoga part for the Drukpa Kagyu, that is awfully attractive. there's additionally a pleasant number of commitment prayers on the finish. the interpretation used to be performed via Tony in the course of a three-month consultation at Tsoknyi Rinpoche's Ngedon Osel Ling in Nepal, while a wide team of Drukpa Kagyu lamas and rinpoches of the East Tibetan culture collected jointly for a Drukpa Kagyu Dharma pageant. the interpretation went very properly and it used to be often felt that the poetic characteristics of the Tibetan got here out good into English, which used to be wonderful to all involved. The liturgy could be of specific curiosity to all Drukpa Kagyu fans. greater than that, it may be of curiosity to an individual doing the initial practices.

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Download E-books The Supreme Source: The Fundamental Tantra of Dzogchen Semde Kunjed Gyalpo PDF

The purpose of Dzogchen is the reawakening of the person to the primordial kingdom of enlightenment, that is obviously present in all beings. The grasp introduces the coed to his or her actual nature already perfected and enlightened, however it is just by means of spotting this nature and closing during this nation of popularity in all day-by-day actions that the scholar turns into a true Dzogchen practitioner of the direct direction of self-liberation. during this ebook the Dzogchen educating is gifted throughout the tantra Kunjed Gyalpo, or "The King Who Creates Everything"—a personification of the primordial nation of enlightenment. This tantra is the elemental scripture of the Semde, or "Nature of Mind," culture of Dzogchen and is the main authoritative resource for knowing the Dzogchen view. The statement by way of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu offers more uncomplicated perception into the depths of those teachings. Adriano Clemente translated the most choices of the unique tantra.

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Download E-books How Things Exist: Teachings on Emptiness PDF

By Lama Zopa Rinpoche

This splendidly sensible publication is a manifestation of Lama Zopa Rinpoche's peerless knowledge knowing vacancy and illuminates the non-public adventure of this infrequent and worthy instructor. Rinpoche deals an immense quantity of data during this concise name through emphasizing the significance of compassion and common accountability, exhibiting how we will be able to make this existence significant, giving a short rationalization of the character of the enlightened brain and the way we will be able to reach it, delivering an grand and wide rationalization of vacancy, the last word nature of fact, through studying the best way a variety of phenomena exist and at last educating us how we will effectively meditate on vacancy.

"The strongest, instant method to cease difficulties is to recollect vacancy. you'll want to particularly have in mind vacancy if you are in events the place there is a probability of giving upward push to powerful anger or out of control hope and developing heavy damaging karma and inflicting nice damage to others." -Lama Zopa Rinpoche

The Lama Yeshe knowledge Archive brings you the gathered works of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. The Archive was once based in 1996 by means of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, the Archive’s religious director, and works to supply the Dharma in as many ways as attainable for the happiness and advantage of all beings. Please stopover at LYWA on-line at www.LamaYeshe.com.

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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 assets the Tibetans have outfitted 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, quite in terms of pilgrimage, and what it capacity for them to contemplate India as their holy land.
Focusing at the Tibetan construction and activity of India as a vacation spot, a panorama, and one of those different, in either genuine and idealized phrases, Huber explores how Tibetans have used the assumption of India as a non secular territory and a sacred geography within the improvement in their personal faith and society. In a well timed final 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 learn of Buddhism, The Holy Land Reborn describes alterations in Tibetan constructs of India over the centuries, eventually not easy mostly static perspectives of the sacred geography of Buddhism in India.

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Download E-books The Practice Of Mahamudra PDF

Mahamudra, the top point of educating inside of Tibetan Buddhism, rewards learn and perform with the belief of the very nature of brain itself. there isn't a unmarried event which isn't subsumed in the realizations of Mahamudra. On his first journey of the U.S., His Holiness Chetsang Rinpoche gave specific directions in Mahamudra equipment. He conscientiously defined all of the 5 phases of Mahamudra and taught its major meditational practices. He additionally gave targeted directions on posture and respiring for meditation, and spoke back many universal questions utilizing the lessons of Tilopa and Gampopa to demonstrate his numerous issues.

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Download E-books Machig Labdron And The Foundations Of Chod PDF

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, used to be an adept and striking instructor, a mom, and a founding father of a special transmission lineage often called the Chöd of Mahamudra. This translation of the main recognized biography of Machig Labdron, founding father of the original Mahamudra Chöd culture, is gifted including a entire evaluate of Chöd's historic and doctrinal origins in Indian Buddhism and its next transmission to Tibet.

Chöd refers to slicing during the greedy at a self and its attendant emotional afflictions. most famed for its educating on reworking the aggregates into an delivering of nutrients for demons as a compassionate act of self-sacrifice, Chöd goals to loose the brain from all worry and to arouse attention of its real nature, primordially transparent bliss and vacancy.

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