Download Sacred Ground: Jamgon Kongtrul On Pilgrimage And Sacred by Ngawang Zangpo PDF

By Ngawang Zangpo

Sacred Ground describes trips: a trip outward to express pilgrimage locations in jap Tibet, and a trip inward to the sacred international of tantra, available via contemplation and meditation. It sheds mild on Himalayan Buddhists' options of sacred land, locations of pilgrimage in tantric Buddhism, and the way pilgrimage is undertaken. It complements our appreciation of the realm and its sacred element everywhere—first and leading, the place we take a seat now. at the foundation of this really appropriate number of infrequent Tibetan texts, translated right here for the 1st time, correlating internal and outer pilgrimage, this e-book is of substantial worth to the Buddhist practitioner

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Download Groundless Paths: The Prajnaparamita Sutras, The Ornament of by Karl Brunnholzl PDF

By Karl Brunnholzl

The Abhisamayalamkara summarizes all of the issues within the immense physique of the prajñaparamita sutras. akin to a zip-file, it involves lifestyles merely via its Indian and Tibetan commentaries. jointly, those texts not just talk about the "hidden which means" of the prajñaparamita 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 attention of bodhisattvas. hence those texts describe what occurs within the brain of a bodhisattva who meditates on vacancy, making it a dwelling adventure from the beginner's level up via buddhahood.

Groundless Paths includes the 1st in-depth research of the Abhisamayalamkara (the textual content studied such a lot commonly in larger Tibetan Buddhist schooling) and its commentaries from the point of view of the Nyingma institution of Tibetan Buddhism. This learn is composed almost always of translations of Maitreya's recognized textual content and commentaries on it by means of Patrul Rinpoche. those are supplemented via 3 brief texts at the paths and bhumis by means of an identical writer, in addition to wide excerpts from commentaries by way of six different Nyingma masters, together with Mipham Rinpoche. hence this booklet is helping shut a long-standing hole within the sleek scholarship at the prajñaparamita sutras and the literature on paths and bhumis in mahayana Buddhism.

Arya Maitreya's Ornament of transparent consciousness, with its Indian and Tibetan commentaries, provides the complicated dynamics of the trail to liberation as a succession of realizations of the empty nature of all phenomena. This presentation is a robust antidote to no matter what two-dimensional perspectives we'd carry approximately religious event and the adventure to enlightenment.

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Download Treasures from Juniper Ridge: The Profound Treasure by Padmasambhava, Tulku Urgyen, Erik Pema Kunsang, Marcia PDF

By Padmasambhava, Tulku Urgyen, Erik Pema Kunsang, Marcia Binder Schmidt

Treasures from Juniper Ridge is a set of “hidden” or terma teachings given through Padmasambhava, the Tantric grasp who introduced Vajrayana Buddhism to Tibet. in accordance with Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, Padmasambhava concealed many teachings to be exposed later via “revealers of hidden treasures.” The precise caliber of the terma teachings is they offer advice applicable for every time period and person individual. via operating with Padmasambhava, Yeshe Tsogyal, his mystic religious consort, used to be capable of bring together and codify those worthy insights and conceal them to be used through destiny generations. Treasures from Juniper Ridge presents numerous major revelations for seekers at the complex course of the Tibetan Vajrayana culture, in addition to in-depth causes of varied points of perform: deity-focused meditation, nonconceptual meditation, loss of life and loss of life, and spotting the character of brain. The booklet outlines methods for the fashionable scholar to use those teachings whereas closing precise to Vajrayana Buddhism’s conventional rules

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Download Nagarjuna's Letter To A Friend: With Commentary By Kangyur by Nagarjuna, The Padmakara Translation Group, Kanyyur Kyabje PDF

By Nagarjuna, The Padmakara Translation Group, Kanyyur Kyabje Rinpoche

Nagarjuna's poetic presentation of the elemental teachings of the good car, or Mahayana — whose fans, pushed by way of compassion, try to achieve Buddhahood for the sake of all beings — is notable for its concise sort and noteworthy imagery, making it probably the most commonly quoted assets in different commentaries at the Mahayana direction. This paintings will entice readers with a normal curiosity in Mahayana Buddhism, to people who desire to familiarize themselves with one of many nice classics of Indian Buddhist literature, and to scholars who stumble upon passages quoted in different Buddhist works and who desire to discover extra. the nice Indian Buddhist grasp Nagarjuna (first–second century A.D.) wrote his celebrated poem "Letter to a chum" as a present of recommendation to a South Indian king, and it has when you consider that develop into a monument within the Indian shastra culture. regardless of its brief size (only 123 verses), it covers the complete Mahayana course, combining a pragmatic method of day-by-day behavior with a theoretical exposition of the several levels resulting in enlightenment. It has therefore been an excellent resource for plenty of of Tibet';s nice students looking a scriptural authority to reinforce their very own descriptions of the Buddhist course. Any problems in figuring out the poem are triumph over by means of Kangyur Rinpoche's statement, which turns Nagarjuna's occasionally cryptic poem into undemanding prose, increasing on every one subject and ordering the various topics in this kind of means that on returning to the unique poem, the reader can simply make experience of the recommendation it contains.

It comprises headings to give an explanation for Nagarjuna's widespread adjustments in topic and whole reasons of the information brought in every one verse. as well as the statement, this e-book provides the unique poem within the Tibetan and in a brand new English translation that makes an attempt to emulate Nagarjuna's traces of metric verse. additionally integrated are Kangyur Rinpoche's structural define (sa bchad), a Tibetan line index to allow scholars to find quotations utilized in different Tibetan works, complete notes, and a thesaurus.

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Download A Namuyi Tibetan Woman's Journey from Chinese Village to by Li Xiaoqiong (Drolma) PDF

By Li Xiaoqiong (Drolma)

Li Xiaoqiong (Drolma), a Namuyi Tibetan from Liangshan Yi self sufficient Prefecture, Sichuan Province describes her adolescence; mom and dad; paternal grandmother's formative years and loss of life; village existence together with kid's video games, tending horses, and herding yaks; her studies at fundamental tuition; a surrogate grandfather; her youngest brother; neighborhood lunar New yr festivities; her time at heart university together with a unique pal and love letters; her education at Qinghai general collage in Xining urban; her time in India together with collage stories, travels, operating in an NGO, and dealing at a decision middle in Delhi; and her go back to China. additionally incorporated are unique poems, 3 tales by way of Li Xiaoqiong's grandmother, and pictures of Li Xiaoqiong's village and of her time in India.

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Download Pointing Out the Great Way: The Stages of Meditation in the by Daniel P. Brown PDF

By Daniel P. Brown

This religious handbook describes mahamudra meditation from the point of view of the “gradual path,” a innovative technique of education that's usually contrasted to unexpected consciousness. The e-book includes a step by step description of the how one can perform, particular descriptions of a number of the levels and their meant realizations, and the common difficulties that come up in addition to their treatments. Drawn from a number of resources, mentioning the good method distills the reviews of many nice masters who've traversed the trail of meditation to the purpose of ideal mastery.

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Download The Jewel Ornament Of Liberation: The Wish-Fulfilling Gem Of by Gampopa, Khenpo Konchog Gyaltsen Rinpoche PDF

By Gampopa, Khenpo Konchog Gyaltsen Rinpoche

A masterwork of Tibetan Buddhism—providing the entire starting place for research and practice—from starting to Buddhahood. contains teachings on Buddha-nature, discovering the religious grasp, impermanence, karma, cultivation of bodhicitta, improvement of the six perfections, the 10 bodhisattva bhumis, Buddhahood, and the actions of the Buddha.

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Download The Essence of Buddhism: An Introduction to Its Philosophy by Traleg Kyabgon PDF

By Traleg Kyabgon

This lucid assessment of the Buddhist direction takes the viewpoint of the 3 "vehicles" of Tibetan Buddhism: the Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana. whereas those cars tend to be awarded as a old improvement, they're right here equated with the attitudes that folks convey to their Buddhist perform. simple to all of them, in spite of the fact that, is the necessity to comprehend our personal instant situation. the first device for reaching this can be meditation, and The Essence of Buddhism serves as a guide for a number of the meditative methods of Buddhist perform.

Beginning with the 4 Noble Truths, Traleg Rinpoche contains the expansive imaginative and prescient of the bodhisattva direction and the transformative imaginative and prescient of Tantra. the ultimate chapters current the transcendent view of Mahamudra. This view dispenses with all dualistic fixations and without delay realizes the average freedom of the brain itself.

Along the way in which, the writer presents shiny definitions of basic recommendations reminiscent of compassion, vacancy, and Buddha-nature, and solutions universal questions: Why does Buddhism educate that there's "no self"? Are Buddhist teachings pessimistic? Does Buddhism motivate social passivity? what's the position of intercourse in Buddhist Tantra? Why is it acknowledged that "samsara is nirvana"? Does it take numerous lifetimes to realize enlightenment, or can or not it's completed in a second?

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Download Tibetan Astrology by Philippe Cornu PDF

By Philippe Cornu

Труд по тибетской астрологии. Понятия. Расчет движения светил и общий взгляд жителей горной страны просветления на астрологический путь человека. Переведено с французского на английский. Представляет интерес для широких кругов людей, стремящихся к истинному знанию и укреплению своих жизненных сил.

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