Download E-books Prisoners of Shangri-La: Tibetan Buddhism and the West PDF

Prisoners of Shangri-La is a provocative research of the romance of Tibet, a romance that, at the same time it really is invoked by way of Tibetan lamas residing in exile, finally imprisons those that search the target of Tibetan independence from chinese language occupation.

"Lopez lifts the veil on America's romantic imaginative and prescient of Tibet to bare a rustic and a non secular background extra advanced and not more perfect than renowned perceptions permit. . . . vigorous and fascinating, Lopez's ebook increases vital questions about how japanese religions are usually co-opted, assimilated and misunderstood by way of Western culture."—Publishers Weekly

"Proceeding with care and precision, Lopez unearths the level to which students have behaved like highbrow colonialists. . . . an individual needed to burst the bubble of dad Tibetology, and few can have performed it as resoundingly as Lopez."—Booklist

"Fascinating. . . [A] provocative exploration. Lopez conveys the entire dizziness of the Western stumble upon with Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism."—Fred Pheil, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review

"A well timed and brave exploration. . . . [Lopez's] booklet will sharpen the phrases of the talk over what the Tibetans and their observers can or could be doing in regards to the position and the belief of Tibet. And that by myself is what's going to provide us all again our Shambhala."—Jonathan Spence, Lingua Franca booklet Review

"Lopez's most vital subject is that we must always be cautious of the assumption . . . that Tibet has what the West lacks, that if we have been purely to seem there we might locate the solutions to our difficulties. Lopez's publication exhibits that, to the contrary, while the West has checked out Tibet, all that it has visible is a distorted mirrored image of itself."—Ben Jackson, Times better schooling Supplement

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Download E-books Mind Beyond Death PDF

An crucial guidebook throughout the trip of lifestyles and demise, Mind past Death weaves a synthesis of knowledge striking in its scope. With hot informality and profound figuring out of the Western brain, the Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche makes the mysterious Tibetan teachings at the bardos—the periods of existence, loss of life, and beyond—completely on hand to the fashionable reader.

Drawing on a wide ranging diversity of fabric, Mind past Death exhibits us how the bardos can be utilized to beat demise. operating with the bardos ability taking carry of existence and studying how one can reside with fearless abandon. Exploring all six bardos—not simply the 3 bardos of death—Mind past Death demonstrates that the key to an exceptional trip via and past demise lies in how we are living. jogging skillfully throughout the bardos of dream meditation and everyday life, the Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche takes us deep into the mysterious loss of life durations, introducing us to their brilliant mindscape. This travel de strength provides us the information to rework loss of life, the best situation, into the main robust chance for enlightenment. With either nuts-and-bolts meditation concepts and superb illumination, Mind past Death bargains a transparent map and a strong car that may correctly shipping the reader during the difficult transitions of this lifestyles and the perilous bardos past dying.

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Download E-books Karma Chakme's Mountain Dharma, Vol. 1 PDF

By Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche

Karma Chakme's Mountain Dharma comprises the textual content as taught by means of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche at Karma Triyana Dharmachakra (KTD) from 1999 to 2003, with translations via Lama Yeshe Gyamtso and Chojor Radha. His Holiness the 16th Karmapa (Rangjung Rikpe Dorje, 1923-1981) requested that Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche current Karma Chakme's Mountain Dharma to Western scholars. based on this want, Khenpo Rinpoche started educating this article in 1999 at Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, the North American seat of His Holiness, positioned in Woodstock, New York.  Rinpoche passed over chapters that he thought of limited; those constrained or mystery elements should be taught and released individually at Karma Ling Retreat heart to be used by means of certified scholars. This paintings makes the full contents of Karma Chakme's Mountain Dharma to be had in English for the 1st time.

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Download E-books Teachings of the Mountain Hermit of Mandong: Taking Refuge and Arousing Bodhicitta Explained According to Atisha's Lineage PDF

By Tony Duff

This ebook comprises teachings, one on taking safe haven within the 3 Jewels and one at the improvement of bodhichitta or enlightenment brain. the lessons are translations of 2 texts from the accrued Works of the Hermit of Mandong.

The hermit used to be a Kagyu grasp who lived in caves within the Mandong zone of Tibet in the course of the latter half the 20 th century, after the Communist chinese language invasion. he's not identified to such a lot Westerners yet is sort of recognized among Tibetans nowadays. Why? good, he used to be very discovered and hugely finished, yet, over and above that, he was once well-known for his love and compassion for the very impoverished humans of his quarter. within the darkness following the chinese language destruction of Tibet, he went out of his strategy to make sure that the terrible and downtrodden humans of his quarter not just bought Buddhist teachings yet acquired teachings from the guts that they honestly may well comprehend and perform. the 2 teachings during this e-book are texts written in particular to help these humans and are very powerful due to it. The compassion of the Hermit of Mandong comes via very clearly.

The Hermit used to be a follower of the Kagyu lineage, a lineage that received the whole Kadampa teachings on shelter and bodhicitta as taught by way of Atisha throughout the early Kagyu grasp Gampopa. the 2 teachings the following come from that culture. end result of the Hermit’s methods defined above, the lessons usually are not dry expositions in any respect, yet are very heartfelt and lovely to learn as a result of it. furthermore, they include many tales and rates from the early Kadampa masters and from Kagyu masters equivalent to Milarepa, Karmapa, and so forth. what's particularly interesting approximately either teachings is they got for a completely conventional viewers, in order that they speak about hell nation-states and so forth in a standard approach. although, the lessons are intensely own and useful, in order that they pass from what will be teachings that many Westerners wouldn't locate suitable to being thought-provoking teachings on love and compassion. this option on most sensible of all of the different beneficial properties of the lessons makes this a truly in fascinating ebook.

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Download E-books Wise Teacher Wise Student: Tibetan Approaches To A Healthy Relationship PDF

By Alexander Berzin

The connection among a instructor and scholar could be a such a lot lucrative and life-enhancing adventure, but it might probably even be fraught with difficulties and misunderstandings. For Westerners operating with jap academics, the problems could be compounded by means of cultural adjustments, language boundaries, and divergent expectancies. Wise instructor, clever pupil examines the teacher-student courting because it is known within the Tibetan Buddhist context. the writer surveys a large spectrum of occasions, exploring the reasons of strength pitfalls. In illuminating the resources of misunderstandings, he bargains tips on how to heal wounds and inspire fit relationships.

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Download E-books Self-Liberation through Seeing with Naked Awareness PDF

A textual content belonging to an analogous cycle as The Tibetan publication of the Dead, this guide at the approach to  self-liberation provides the essence of Dzogchen, The nice Perfection, seemed in Tibet because the optimum and so much esoteric instructing of the Buddha. educating the attainment of Buddhahood in one lifetime, this article was once written and hid by means of Guru Padmasambhava within the 8th century and rediscovered six centuries later through Karma Lingpa. The remark by way of the translator relies at the oral teachings of Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche and Lama Tharchin Rinpoche.

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Download E-books Gone Beyond: The Prajnaparamita Sutras, The Ornament of Clear Realization, and Its Commentaries in the Tibetan Kagyu Tradition, Vol. 2 PDF

The Abhisamayalamkara summarizes the entire subject matters within the gigantic physique of the Prajnaparamita Sutras. equivalent to a zip-file, it involves existence purely via its Indian and Tibetan commentaries. jointly, those texts not just speak about the "hidden which means" of the Prajnaparamita Sutras—the paths and bhumis of sravakas, pratyekabuddhas, and bodhisattvas—but additionally function contemplative manuals for the categorical subject of those sutras—emptiness—and the way it is to be understood at the innovative degrees of awareness of bodhisattvas. therefore those texts describe what occurs within the brain of a bodhisattva who meditates on vacancy, making it a dwelling adventure from the beginner's degree up via buddhahood.

Gone Beyond comprises the 1st in-depth research of the Abhisamayalamkara (the textual content studied so much widely in larger Tibetan Buddhist schooling) and its commentaries within the Kagyu institution. This examine (in volumes) contains translations of Maitreya's recognized textual content and its remark by way of the 5th Shamarpa Goncho Yenla (the first translation ever of an entire statement at the Abhisamayalamkara into English), that are supplemented via broad excerpts from the commentaries through the 3rd, 7th, and 8th Karmapas and others. therefore it closes a long-standing hole within the smooth scholarship at the Prajnaparamita Sutras and the literature on paths and bhumis in mahayana Buddhism.

The first quantity offers an English translation of the 1st 3 chapters of the Abhisamayalamkara and its remark by means of the 5th Shamarpa. the second one quantity provides an English translation of the ultimate 5 chapters and its remark via the 5th Shamarpa.

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Download E-books Myriad Worlds (The Treasury of Knowledge, Book 1) PDF

In Tibetan spiritual literature, Jamgön Kongtrül's Treasury of Knowledge in ten books stands proud as a different, encyclopedic masterpiece embodying the whole variety of Buddhist teachings as they have been preserved in Tibet. In his huge Treasury of Knowledge, Jamgön Kongtrül provides an entire account of the key traces of inspiration and perform that include Tibetan Buddhism. this primary booklet of The Treasury which serves as a prelude to Kongtrul's survey describes 4 significant cosmological structures present in the Tibetan tradition—those linked to the Hinayana, Mahayana, Kalachakra, and Dzogchen teachings. each one of those cosmologies indicates how the area arises from brain, no matter if in the course of the collected result of earlier activities or from the consistent striving of information to grasp itself.

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