Download E-books Bon Po Hidden Treasures: A Catalogue of Gter Ston Bde Chen Gling Pa's Collected Revelations (Brill's Tibetan Studies Library, V. 6) PDF

By Jean-Luc Achard

New Bon can provide to develop into a major concentration of curiosity between educational Tibetologists within the coming years. This distinctive, first-ever English-language quantity on Tibet’s New Bon faith (14th century onwards) comprises the total catalogue of the amassed rediscovered teachings printed through bDe chen gling pa, an enormous Bon po grasp of the second one a part of the nineteenth century in jap Tibet. Belonging to a later interval of improvement in the a number of lineages of latest Bon, bDe chen gling stands as an important hyperlink among this custom and that of the Ris med circulation of the past due nineteenth century. The annotated catalogue of the 13 quantity assortment commonly covers tantric and rDzogs chen (Great Perfection) texts slightly recognized outdoor local libraries.

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Download E-books The Madman's Middle Way: Reflections on Reality of the Tibetan Monk Gendun Chopel (Buddhism and Modernity Series) PDF

Gendun Chopel is taken into account an important Tibetan highbrow of the 20th century. His lifestyles spanned the 2 defining moments in sleek Tibetan heritage: the access into Lhasa through British troops in 1904 and through chinese language troops in 1951. famous as an incarnate lama whereas he was once a baby, Gendun Chopel excelled within the conventional monastic curriculum and went directly to turn into professional in fields as various as philosophy, background, linguistics, geography, and tantric Buddhism. close to the top of his existence, prior to he used to be persecuted and imprisoned through the govt of the younger Dalai Lama, he may dictate the Adornment for Nagarjuna’s Thought, a piece on Madhyamaka, or “Middle Way,” philosophy.  It sparked controversy instantly upon its ebook and keeps to take action today.

The Madman’s center Way provides the 1st English translation of this significant Tibetan Buddhist paintings, observed via an essay on Gendun Chopel’s existence liberally interspersed with passages from his writings. Donald S. Lopez Jr. additionally presents a remark that sheds mild at the doctrinal context of the Adornment and summarizes its key arguments. eventually, Lopez examines the long-standing debate over even if Gendun Chopel in reality is the writer of the Adornment; the heated serious reaction to the paintings through Tibetan clergymen of the Dalai Lama’s sect; and what the Adornment tells us approximately Tibetan Buddhism’s stumble upon with modernity. the result's an insightful glimpse right into a provocative and enigmatic work that will be intrigue someone heavily attracted to Buddhism or Asian religions.

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Download E-books Glimpses of Abhidharma: From a Seminar on Buddhist Psychology PDF

By Chogyam Trungpa

The Abhidharma is a suite of Buddhist scriptures that examine the workings of the brain and the states of human recognition. during this booklet, Chogyam Trungpa indicates how an exam of the formation of the ego offers us with a chance to advance genuine intelligence. Trungpa additionally provides the perform of meditation because the signifies that permits us to determine our mental scenario truly and without delay.

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Download E-books Consciousness At The Crossroads: Conversations With The Dalai Lama On Brain Science And Buddhism PDF

By B. Alan Wallace

Prepared through the brain and lifestyles Institute, this dialogue addresses one of the most challenging questions that experience pushed a wedge among Western technology and faith. Consciousness on the Crossroads resulted from conferences of the Dalai Lama and a bunch of eminent neuroscientists and psychiatrists. Is the brain an ephemeral facet impression of the brain's actual methods? Are there sorts of realization so refined that technological know-how has now not but pointed out them? How does realization ensue? The Dalai Lama's incisive, open-minded technique either demanding situations and gives concept to Western scientists. The publication is composed basically of discussion and excessive, frank conversations among the Dalai Lama and contributors.

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Download E-books The Tibetan Book of the Dead: Or The After-Death Experiences on the Bardo Plane, according to Lama Kazi Dawa-Samdup's English Rendering PDF

The Tibetan e-book of the useless is among the texts that, in line with legend, Padma-Sambhava used to be forced to conceal in the course of his stopover at to Tibet within the past due eighth century. The guru concealed his books in stones, lakes, and pillars as the Tibetans of that day and age have been in some way unprepared for his or her teachings. Now, within the kind of the ever-popular Tibetan publication of the lifeless, those teachings are always being found and rediscovered by means of Western readers of many various backgrounds--a phenomenon which begun in 1927 with Oxford's first version of Dr. Evans-Wentz's landmark quantity. whereas it's normally used as a mortuary textual content, to be learn or recited within the presence of a lifeless or death individual, this book--which relates the complete event of loss of life and rebirth in 3 intermediate states of being--was initially understood as a consultant not just for the useless but in addition for the dwelling. As a contribution to the technology of dying and dying--not to say the assumption in lifestyles after loss of life, or the idea in rebirth--The Tibetan booklet of the lifeless is exclusive one of the sacred texts of the area, for its socio-cultural effect during this regard is with out comparison.
This fourth variation contains a new foreword, afterword, and recommended extra studying record through Donald S. Lopez, writer of Prisoners of Shangri-La: Tibetan Buddhism and the West. Lopez lines the total background of the overdue Evans-Wentz's 3 previous variants of this ebook, absolutely contemplating the paintings of members to earlier variants (C. G. Jung between them), the sections that have been further via Evans-Wentz alongside the best way, the questions surrounding the book's translation, and at last the volume's profound significance in engendering either well known and educational curiosity within the faith and tradition of Tibet. one other key subject matter that Lopez addresses is the altering nature of this book's audience--from the prewar theosophists to the beat poets to the hippies to modern exponents of the hospice movement--and what those audiences have stumbled on (or sought) in its very outdated pages.

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Download E-books Dialectical Practice in Tibetan Philosophical Culture: An Ethnomethodological Inquiry into Formal Reasoning PDF

By Kenneth Liberman

Tibetan Buddhist scholar-monks have lengthy engaged in face-to-face public philosophical debates. This unique examine demanding situations Orientalist text-based scholarship, which has neglected those lived practices of Tibetan dialectics. Kenneth Liberman brings those dynamic disputations to existence for the fashionable reader via a richly specific, turn-by-turn research of the clergymen' formal philosophical reasoning. He argues that Tibetan Buddhists intentionally manage their debates into formal constructions that either empower and constrain pondering, skillfully utilizing good judgment as an interactional instrument to prepare their reflections.

During his 3 years in place of dwelling at Tibetan monastic universities, Liberman saw and videotaped the priests' debates. He then transcribed, translated, and analyzed them utilizing multimedia software program and ethnomethodological strategies, which enabled him to scrutinize the neighborhood equipment that Tibetan debaters use to maintain their philosophical inquiries alive. His learn exhibits the clergymen depend upon such indigenous dialectical tools as extending an opponent's place to its absurd outcomes, "pulling the rug out" from less than an opponent, and different energetic suggestions. This cautious research of the formal philosophical paintings of Tibetan students is a pathbreaking research of a major classical tradition.

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Download E-books Buddha's Not Smiling: Uncovering Corruption at the Heart of Tibetan Buddhism Today PDF

Curiosity in Buddhism has exploded within the final couple of many years, and thousands of individuals around the globe view Tibetan Buddhism because the religion's so much natural and actual shape. but, a political clash between Tibetan lamas themselves is now poised to rip the Tibetan Buddhist global aside and threaten the ntegrity of its thousand-year previous teachings. On August 2, 1993, Rumtek monastery was once attacked. Its clergymen have been expelled and the cloister was once became over to supporters of a boy-lamas appointed via the chinese language govt. yet Rumtek used to be now not in China, and its attackers weren't Communist troops. Rumtek used to be in India, the shelter for many exiled Tibetans. And it was once Tibetan lamas and clergymen themselves who led the siege. but, facts indicates that chinese language brokers at once supported Tibetan lamas and priests who attacked Rumtek monastery. whereas a whole photograph of this controversy has been blurred by way of the media's concentrate on overseas Buddhist celebrities, Buddha's now not Smiling challengers Readers to pass judgement on for themselves the well-being of Tibetan Buddhism at the present time

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Download E-books Feature of the Expert, Glorious King: Also Known as "The Three Lines That Strike the Key Points and Auto-Commentary by Patrul Rinpoche PDF

By Tony Duff

The 1st Patrul Rinpoche is among the very important lineage holders of the Longchen Nyingthig transmission of innermost nice finishing touch (Dzogpa Chenpo). He wrote many texts on nice final touch practices. one in every of them has develop into fairly well-known as a handbook for the perform of Thorough reduce (Thregcho) the particular identify of this article is "The function of the specialist, wonderful King". The specialist, excellent King is Patrul's description of himself as an individual who has the lineage and potential to supply this clarification of 1 of the main profound practices of dharma. The lineage of innermost Dzogchen has numerous root teachings on Thorough lower perform and them all can be utilized as a foundation for a guide of the way to perform Thorough reduce. some of the most renowned ones is a educating that got here from Garab Dorje after he had gave up the ghost. This educating was once given as a suite of 3 traces of directions to his disciple Manjushrimitra and is usually referred to as the "Three Lines". Patrul's textual content is admittedly an evidence of the 3 strains educating from Garab Dorje. Patrul used the 3 traces as a foundation after which multiplied on them in order that their which means should be extra simply understood. consequently, the textual content has develop into referred to as the 3 traces that Strike the most important issues. it's so regularly referred to as by way of this identify that many folks have no idea the particular identify of the textual content. Patrul Rinpoche not just wrote this article yet wrote his personal, brief statement to it to boot. The remark definitely can help somebody to appreciate the very terse phrases of the unique textual content. for that reason this publication includes translations either one of the foundation textual content and Patrul's personal statement to it. The booklet additionally comprises an advent that tells extra concerning the textual content, notes and a word list that supply major aid with the original terminology concerned, and a proof of what the identify really says!

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Download E-books The Essence of Benefit and Joy: A Method for the Saving of Lives (English, Tibetan and Chinese Edition) PDF

It is a multilingual translation of the Tibetan textual content via Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye, sometimes called Jamgon Kongtrul the nice. It includes either English and chinese language translations of the profound Buddhist perform of freeing lifestyles, in addition to the unique textual content in Tibetan script and English phonetics. during this key perform of generosity, one ransoms beings who might rather be killed, thereby saving their lives, and releases them with this liturgy.

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Download E-books The Dark Red Amulet: Oral Instructions On The Practice Of Vajrakilaya PDF

By Kehnchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche, Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche

The darkish purple Amulet provides the Vajrayana perform of Vajrakilaya in keeping with the oral transmission lineage of the nice seventeenth-century treasure-revealer Tsasum Lingpa. Vajrakilaya embodies the enlightened task of all of the buddhas that subjugates fable and negativity in an effort to transparent hindrances to religious perform. the fundamental function of Vajrakilaya perform is to find absolutely the vajra nature that might rework each duality concern into transparent knowledge and compassion. during this textual content, the well known students and meditation masters Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche current the historical past of this lineage and the fantastic tale of ways Tsasum Lingpa printed this terma educating. Their line-by-line observation at the brief and condensed sadhanas offers a useful advisor for practitioners to mix the skillful technique of compassion and knowledge which are the basis of Tibetan Buddhism.

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