Download E-books The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Volume 3) PDF

By Tsong-Kha-Pa, Joshua W. C. Cutler, Lamrim Chenmo Translation Committee

The nice Treatise at the levels of the trail to Enlightenment (Lam rim chen mo) is among the brightest jewels within the world's treasury of sacred literature. the writer Tsong-kha-pa (1357–1419) accomplished this masterpiece in 1402 and it quickly grew to become the most popular works of religious perform and philosophy on the planet of Tibetan Buddhism. Tsong-kha-pa took nice pains to base his incisive insights at the classical Indian Buddhist literature, illustrating his issues with classical citations in addition to with sayings of the masters of the sooner Kadampa culture. during this means, the textual content demonstrates sincerely how Tibetan Buddhism conscientiously preserved and constructed the Indian Buddhist traditions. quantity One covers all practices which are prerequisite for constructing the spirit of enlightenment (bodhicitta). quantity explains how one can educate within the six perfections on the way to advance the center of compassion vital for any scholar who desires to positioned the Dharma into perform. quantity 3 includes a presentation of the 2 most vital themes to be present in the good Treatise: meditative serenity (shamatha) and supramundane perception into the character of fact (vipasyana).

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Download E-books Mountain Doctrine: Tibet's Fundamental Treatise on Other-Emptiness and the Buddha Matrix PDF

By Dol-Bo-Ba Shay-Rap-Gyel-Tsen, Jeffrey Hopkins

Translated right here for the 1st time into any language, Mountain Doctrine is a seminal fourteenth-century Tibetan textual content at the nature of fact. the writer, Dol-bo-ba Shay-rap-gyel-tsen, used to be on of the main influential figures of that dynamic interval of doctrinal formula, and his textual content is a sustained argument concerning the buddha-nature, also known as the matrix-of-one-gone-thus. Dol-bo-ba acknowledges vital kinds of emptiness—self-emptiness and other-emptiness—and indicates how other-emptiness is the particular final fact. He justifies this arguable formula by way of arguing that it was once the popular process of the entire early remarkable figures of the nice motor vehicle. The translator's creation contains a brief biography of Dol-bo-ba and an exposition of 9 focal themes in his spiritual philosophy.
Note: The hardcover variation of Mountain Doctrine includes a "Detailed define in Tibetan" that's passed over within the book version.

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Download E-books Unbounded Wholeness: Dzogchen, Bon, and the Logic of the Nonconceptual PDF

During this publication, Anne Carolyn Klein, an American pupil and instructor of Buddhism, and Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, a conscientiously expert Tibetan Lama who was once one of the first to deliver Bon Dzogchen teachings to the West, supply a research and translation of the Authenticity of Open Awareness, a foundational textual content of the Bon Dzogchen culture. this can be the 1st time a Bon philosophical textual content of this scope has been translated into any Western language, and as such it's a major addition to the examine of Tibetan faith and jap proposal. Klein and Rinpoche supply large introductory, explanatory and ancient fabric that situates the textual content within the context of Tibetan notion and tradition, hence making it available to nonspecialists, and a necessary reference for students and practitioners alike.

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Download E-books The Places that Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times (Shambhala Classics) PDF

By Pema Chodron

We consistently have a call, Pema Chödrön teaches: we will be able to permit the conditions of our lives harden us and make us more and more envious and afraid, or we will allow them to melt us and make us kinder. right here Pema offers the instruments to accommodate the issues and problems that existence throws our method. This knowledge is often to be had to us, she teaches, yet we often block it with recurring styles rooted in worry. past that worry lies a kingdom of openheartedness and tenderness. This publication teaches us the best way to wake up our uncomplicated goodness and fasten with others, to simply accept ourselves and others whole with faults and imperfections, and to stick within the current second through seeing in the course of the concepts of ego that reason us to withstand existence because it is.

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Download E-books An Account of Tibet: The Travels of Ippolito Desideri of Pistoia, S.J. 1712- 1727 (Broadway Travellers) PDF

First released in 1932.
As good as an intensive advent, this variation comprises notes to all 4 books, a bibliographical index, a common index and an index of Tibetan phrases. The creation is especially worthwhile in that it units the significance of Desideri's challenge within the normal context of the Jesuit Missions to Tibet.
In Desideri's account we obtain the 1st actual common description of Tibet: from the wildlife to the sociological and anthropological points of the folk and a whole exposition of Lamaism. His is the single whole reconstruction that we own of the Tibetan faith, based completely on canonical texts. And all of this greater than a century prior to Europeans had any wisdom of the Tibetan language.

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Download E-books Mipam on Buddha-Nature: The Ground of the Nyingma Tradition PDF

By Douglas S. Duckworth

Mipam (" ju mi pham rgya mtsho," 1846 1912) is likely one of the such a lot prolific thinkers within the heritage of Tibet and is a key determine within the Nyingma culture of Buddhism. His works remain commonly studied within the Tibetan cultural zone and past. This booklet offers an in-depth account of Mipam s view, drawing on a variety of his works and providing numerous new translations. Douglas S. Duckworth indicates how a dialectic of presence and lack permeates Mipam s writings at the center method and Buddha-nature.
Arguably an important doctrine in Buddhism, Buddha-nature is, for Mipam, akin to the real which means of vacancy; it's the flooring of all and the typical flooring shared through sentient beings and Buddhas. This flooring is the root of the trail and inseparable from the aim of Buddhahood. Duckworth probes deeply into Mipam s writings on Buddha-nature to light up its critical position in a dynamic Buddhist philosophy."

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Download E-books Life & Spiritual Songs of Milarepa PDF

Milarepa was once one of many maximum Buddhist saints to have ever lived. His magnificent tale of achieving enlightenment in a single lifetime is among the actually inspirational books in Buddhism. What Milarepa practiced, discovered, and taught was once Mahamudra, that is the most meditation of the Kagyu college of Tibetan Buddhism. this practice has handed down orally from guru to disciple frequently in terms of religious songs. those songs are a distillation of a practitioner's life of meditation and illustrate the yogi's spontaneous recognition. As they're fairly concise and poetical, they typically desire a observation to give an explanation for the entire nuances of what they suggest. during this e-book, Thrangu Rinpoche stocks his knowledge at the lifestyles and teachings of Milarepa via explaining that means of a sequence of ten non secular songs from Milarepa's 100000 Songs.

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Download E-books Proceedings of the Tenth Seminar of the IATS, 2003, Tibetan Buddhist Literature and Praxis: Studies in Its Formative Period, 900-1400 PDF

By Ronald M. Davidson, Christian K. Wedemeyer (eds)

Jointly, the papers of this quantity display the cultural dynamism of Tibet within the interval among 900 and 1400CE, whilst the elemental contours of Tibetan Buddhism have been nonetheless fluid and hugely contested. The papers tackle a spectrum of matters in Tibetan faith and literature, ranging in time and area from the a long way japanese oasis of Dunhuang within the 10th century via 'high classical' advancements in principal Tibet within the early 15th century. it truly is divided into 4 components, addressing respectively literary and non secular concerns in tenth-century Dunhuang, the textual historical past of the previous Tantric Canon (Rnying ma'i rgyud 'bum), the improvement of Tibetan spiritual literature within the new translation interval, and the background and transmission of a number of influential platforms of esoteric Buddhism.

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