By Thinley Norbu
Like a spontaneous cascade of knowledge nectar, the open and usual phrases of Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, easy through scholarly elaboration, circulate right here within the culture of the direct transmissions of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas of the prior. via observation at the initial Practices (Ngöndrö) prayer from the treasure textual content of the nice grasp Tragtung Düdjom Lingpa, insights into many imperative practices emerge with a view to deepen realizing of the rules of Vajrayana Buddhism. additionally integrated within the e-book is a observation at the Tsok Khang Dechen (Assembly Palace of serious Exaltation), the basis textual content prayer of the second one Kyabje Düdjom Rinpoche, Jigdrel Yeshe Dorje.
By Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse
So that you imagine you are a Buddhist? reassess. Tibetan Buddhist grasp Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse, the most inventive and cutting edge lamas educating at the present time, throws down the gauntlet to the Buddhist international, tough universal misconceptions, stereotypes, and fantasies. With wit and irony, Khysentse urges readers to maneuver past the superficial trappings of Buddhism—beyond the romance with beads, incense, or unique robes—straight to the guts of what the Buddha taught.
Khyentse, a lama from an influential kin and Buddhist lineage in Bhutan, can be a filmmaker, accountable for the sleeper hit The Cup, a few staff of Tibetan priests keen about football. The monk brings an identical multicultural fluency to his first booklet. He could make references to Viagra and Camilla Parker-Bowles as simply as he can inform tales of the Buddha's existence. With self assurance tempered through wit, he cuts to the center of Buddhism: 4 "seals" — truths — that make up a Buddhist "right view" of the area and lifestyles. This publication isn't really, repeat now not, approximately meditation. as a substitute, it appears to be like at way of life via a Buddhist lens, figuring out happiness and struggling with that viewpoint. Enlightenment ends agony but additionally trumps happiness. Khyentse writes persuasively concerning the significance of knowing vacancy: sadness lessens, expectancies melt, and alter isn't a surprise. there's a lot nutrition for inspiration during this brief e-book for Buddhist scholars and for an individual drawn to the continued edition of conventional jap knowledge into postmodern Western settings. "You can swap the cup," Khyentse writes, "but the tea continues to be pure."
By Donald S. Lopez Jr.
Religions of Tibet in perform is a landmark paintings, the 1st significant anthology at the subject ever produced. It offers a beautiful array of works (hagiographies, pilgrimage publications, prayers, bills of visits to hell, epics, consecration manuals, sermons, and exorcism texts) that jointly supply an unheard of view of the realities of these who've inhabited the Tibetan cultural area over the centuries. the quantity offers a wealth of voices that jointly result in a brand new and extra nuanced figuring out of the religions of Tibet. The thirty-six chapters are testimony to the huge scope of non secular perform within the Tibetan global, prior and current, delivering works heretofore unknown. The chapters are equipped thematically less than 5 headings: debts of Time and position, impressive Lives, Rites and strategies, Prayers and Sermons, and working with dying and different Demons. They juxtapose fabrics from diversified sects, old classes, and nation-states in an try to expand the diversity of what we comprehend the spiritual practices of Tibet to surround. every one bankruptcy features a translation and a considerable but available creation by means of a number one student of Tibetan religions. Religions of Tibet in perform represents the most important sourcebook on Tibetan religions ever assembled, a piece of serious price to students, scholars, and common readers.
By Longchen Rabjam, Harold Talbott, Tulku Thondup, Tulku Thondup
The most accomplished works at the Dzogchen culture of Tibetan Buddhism.—Glenn H. Mullin, Tibetan assessment
By The Dalai Lama, Nicholas Vreeland
Compassion-sympathy for the anguish of others and the will to loose them from it-is wrestled with in all religious traditions. but how does one truly develop into a compassionate individual? What are the mechanisms through which a egocentric center is reworked right into a beneficiant center? during this acclaimed bestseller, His Holiness the Dalai Lama writes easily and powerfully in regards to the daily Buddhist perform of compassion, supplying a transparent, sensible, inspiring creation to the Buddhist route to enlightenment.
By Tsele Natsok Rangdrol
Tsele Natsok Rangdröl is well known within the Kagyü and Nyingma colleges of Tibetan Buddhism for his really good scholarship, profound exposition, and meditative accomplishment. constituted of of his most crucial texts, this assortment offers 4 crucial Buddhist strands of philosophical point of view and meditation method: the lessons of the Prajnaparamita (Perfection of knowledge) physique of literature; the philosophy of the center means; Mahamudra meditation; and Dzogchen teachings and practice.The subject matter of those teachings is that during each person’s middle, brain, and spirit there's the same essence that makes that individual a dwelling Buddha. the focal point is on how one can become aware of that essence via “effortless” education in keeping with the 4 concepts. because the education is unbound by way of cultural or temporal boundaries, the reality the ebook conveys is as useful this present day because it was once in centuries previous. the program has been utilized via humans from many walks of existence, giving them an easy strategy to not just stand up to life’s demanding situations yet to go beyond them. This redesigned version of The middle of the problem and Lamp of Mahamudra features illuminating introductions and a brand new foreword, bringing Rangdröl’s undying message to modern seekers
By Yeshe Tsogyal
This biography of Padmasambhava, the founding father of Tibetan Buddhism, is a translation of the Padma bKa'i Thang recorded within the 8th century by way of his closest disciple and consort, Yeshe Tsogyal. The richly symbolic account in 108 cantos units forth the phases of his lifestyles, which show the phases of the trail to enlightenment. bright description of the institution of the Dharma in Tibet.
By B. Alan Wallace
Bridging the space among the area of technological know-how and the area of the non secular, B. Alan Wallace introduces a traditional thought of human realization that has its roots in modern physics and Buddhism. Wallace's "special concept of ontological relativity" means that psychological phenomena are conditioned via the mind, yet don't emerge from it. really, the whole flora and fauna of brain and subject, topics and items, arises from a unitary size of fact that's extra basic than those dualities, as proposed through Wolfgang Pauli and Carl Jung.To try his speculation, Wallace employs the Buddhist meditative perform of samatha, refining one's awareness and metacognition, to create a type of telescope to check the gap of the brain. Drawing at the paintings of the physicist John Wheeler, he then proposes a extra common conception within which the participatory nature of fact is predicted as a self-excited circuit. In evaluating those principles to the Buddhist concept often called the center manner philosophy, Wallace explores additional points of his "general conception of ontological relativity," which are investigated through vipasyana, or perception, meditation. Wallace then makes a speciality of the topic of symmetry in connection with quantum cosmology and the "problem of frozen time," pertaining to those concerns to the speculation and practices of the nice Perfection college of Tibetan Buddhism. He concludes with a dialogue of the final subject of complementarity because it pertains to technological know-how and religion.The theories of relativity and quantum mechanics have been significant achievements within the actual sciences, and the speculation of evolution has had an both deep influence at the existence sciences. besides the fact that, rigorous medical equipment don't but exist to watch psychological phenomena, and naturalism has its limits for laying off mild at the workings of the brain. A pioneer of recent recognition examine, Wallace bargains a pragmatic and innovative process for exploring the brain that mixes the keenest insights of up to date physicists and philosophers with the universal meditative traditions of Buddhism. (Vol. eleven factor 50)
By Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso, Nagarjuna, Ari Goldfield
The basic knowledge of the center means used to be written within the moment century and is likely one of the most vital works of Nagarjuna, the pioneering commentator at the Buddha's teachings at the Madhyamika or heart method view. the delicate analyses awarded during this treatise have been heavily studied and commented upon through many discovered masters from the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist culture.
Using Nagarjuna's root textual content and the nice smooth grasp Ju Mipham's remark as a framework, Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso explains an important verse from every one bankruptcy within the textual content in a method that illuminates for contemporary scholars either the that means of those profound teachings and the way to place them into perform in a manner that advantages either oneself and others.