A Fine Blend of Mahāmudrā and Madhyamaka: Maitrīpa’s by Klaus-Dieter Mathes

By Klaus-Dieter Mathes

The gathering of twenty-six texts on non-conceptual consciousness is the results of mixing the essence and tantric mahamudra teachings of Saraha, Nagarjuna and Savaripa with a selected type of Madhyamaka philosophy, known as 'non-abiding' (apratisthana), which goals at substantially transcending any conceptual overview of real fact. This target is accomplished by means of "withdrawing one's cognizance" (amanasikara) from something that comprises the duality of a perceived and perceiver. the result's a "luminous self-empowerment," Maitripa's (986-1063) ultimate tantric research of amanasikara. the gathering of texts on non-conceptual consciousness performs a very important position, because it constitutes, including Naropa's teachings, the most resource of bKa' brgyud lineages. The version and translation of this assortment is via one other textual content attributed to Maitripa, the *Mahamudrakanakamala, which was once translated via Mar pa Lo tsa ba Chos kyi blo gros (11th century) into Tibetan. The *Mahamudrakanakamala alternatives up at the subject matters of the gathering and exhibits that every one features of Maitripa's mahamudra have been certainly handed directly to early bKa' brgyud masters. in addition to an English translation and research, the current book encompasses a re-creation of the on hand Sanskrit at the foundation of the editio princeps by way of Haraprasad Shastri, the variation of the learning workforce of Sacred Tantric Texts at Taisho collage, the Nepalese manuscript NGMPP B 22/24, and the manuscript no. 151 from the Todai collage Library. The Tibetan variation of all texts is predicated at the Derge and Peking bsTan 'gyur and the dPal spungs variation of Karmapa VII Chos grags rgya mtsho's (1454-1506) choice of Indian Mahamudra Works (Phyag rgya chen po'i rgya gzhung).

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Machik's Complete Explanation: Clarifying the Meaning of by Machik Labdron, Sarah Harding

By Machik Labdron, Sarah Harding

This booklet is the main well-known ebook of teachings of Machik Labdron, the good woman saint and yogini of eleven and twelfth century Tibet, now ultimately translated in its solely into English.

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The Lotus-Born: The Life Story of Padmasambhava by Yeshe Tsogyal, Erik Pema Kunsang, Tsele Natsok Rangdrol,

By Yeshe Tsogyal, Erik Pema Kunsang, Tsele Natsok Rangdrol, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

How frequently do you listen the tale of a guy who was once immaculately born from inside of a lotus flower with 1000 petals, in the course of a lake, having been despatched as a meteor from the guts of the Boudha of Boundless mild? Lotus-Born is the exceptional tale of the mystic, grasp pupil, and outrageous yogi, Padmasambhava, the Lotus-Born, who grew up an followed prince, used to be banished, burned on the stake in a neighboring country, and endured miraculously unscathed, wandering via cemeteries, dancing on corpses, and proceeded to dwell greater than years. he's appeared through the main sane Tibetans as a true, old determine, the founding father of Buddhism in Tibet the place he subjugated demons and taught the Buddha’s teachings.

The whole tale of the way Buddhism used to be planted in Tibet comes in English for the 1st time with the booklet of this booklet. Lotus-Born is a translation of a biography of the good grasp recorded within the 9th century by means of his most desirable Tibetan disciple, the princess Yeshe Tsogyal. a lot of those biographies have been hid as terma treasures to guard them opposed to the alterations of time.

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A Spacious Path to Freedom: Practical Instructions on the by Karma Chagme, Visit Amazon's B. Alan Wallace Page, search

By Karma Chagme, Visit Amazon's B. Alan Wallace Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, B. Alan Wallace, , Gyatrul Rinpoche

This handbook of Tibetan meditation easily and carefully offers the profound Dzogchen and Mahamudra structures of perform. Karma Chagme units forth the levels of meditation perform together with the cultivation of meditative quiescence and perception, the experiential id of expertise, and the top steps of Mahamudra and Atiyoga resulting in ideal enlightenment in a single lifetime. Drawing from his huge, immense textual erudition and mastery of Tibetan oral culture, he exhibits how those meditative structures could be unified right into a unmarried , built-in method of figuring out the final word nature of realization. Karma Chagme was once an immense lineage-holder of the Karma Kagyu culture of Tibetan Buddhism, and his writings have additionally turn into critical to the Payul Nyingma order, making him a great determine to combine of the nice meditation platforms of Tibet: Mahamudra and Atiyoga.

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He was once a big lineage holder of the Karma Kagyu culture of Tibetan Buddhism. because the early Nineteen Seventies, he has taught millions of studinets in North the United States, the place he has verified numerous facilities for the learn and perform of Tibetan Buddhism.

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Art and Devotion at a Buddhist Temple in the Indian Himalaya by Melissa R. Kerin

By Melissa R. Kerin

Sixteenth-century wall work in a Buddhist temple within the Tibetan cultural area of northwest India are the focal point of this leading edge and richly illustrated examine. before everything formed via one set of non secular ideals, the work have seeing that been reinterpreted and retraced via a later Buddhist neighborhood, subsumed inside of its non secular framework and communal reminiscence. Melissa Kerin lines the devotional, political, and creative histories that experience encouraged the work' construction and reception over the centuries in their use. Her interdisciplinary process combines artwork historic tools with inscriptional translation, ethnographic documentation, and theoretical inquiry to appreciate non secular photographs in context.

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Essence of the Heart Sutra: The Dalai Lama's Heart of Wisdom by The Dalai Lama, Visit Amazon's Thupten Jinpa Page, search

By The Dalai Lama, Visit Amazon's Thupten Jinpa Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Thupten Jinpa,

For greater than 2,000 years, the center Sutra has been of primary significance to hundreds of thousands of Buddhists. no matter if memorized, chanted, or studied, this sacred textual content is frequently seemed to for concept. according to talks the Dalai Lama gave within the spring of 2001, Essence of the guts Sutra is a masterful translation of the Dalai Lama's teachings and reflections at the center Sutra, teachings that offer clean insights on a mainstay of Buddhist perform. as well as offering the phrases of the Dalai Lama, this ebook additionally brings jointly an outline of Buddhism, heritage fabric, and whole commentaries to explain the lessons and position them of their right context. those bonus fabrics make Essence of the guts Sutra a publication that may be valued by way of novices in addition to one who offers pro Buddhists with many pleasant new proof and concepts. A deeply profound and robust booklet, Essence of the center Sutra presents important techniques on find out how to take pleasure in life's undertaking.

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Tara's Enlightened Activity: Commentary on The Praises to by Khenchen Palden Sherab

By Khenchen Palden Sherab

This ebook of functional suggestion for meditation at the woman deity Tara emphasizes embodying the characteristics of braveness and lovingkindess. either female and male scholars of Buddhism use those visualization practices to rouse in themselves the traits that Tara symbolizes.

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The Path to Awakening: A Commentary on Ja Chekawa Yeshe by Shamar Rinpoche

By Shamar Rinpoche

Brain education is a accomplished perform that's compatible for every type of scholars. It comprises the whole course and doesn't rely on a person's heritage. brain education nurses and cultivates the Buddha Nature that natural seed of awakening that's on the very center of each sentient being. It has the ability to rework even egotistical self-clinging into self-lessons. placed into perform diligently, it truly is adequate to guide all of the technique to awakening

within the route to Awakening, Shamar Rinpoche provides his personal particular statement on Chekawa YeshE DorjE s Seven issues of brain education, a textual content that has been used as a foundation for transformative perform in Tibetan Buddhism for with regards to one thousand years. transparent available, and but profound, this ebook is stuffed with functional knowledge, philosophy, and meditation directions.

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Civilized Shamans: Buddhism in Tibetan Societies by Geoffrey Samuel

By Geoffrey Samuel

This publication, the 1st complete account of Tibetan Buddhism in 20 years, levels as no different examine has over numerous disciplines and languages, incorporating ancient and anthropological dialogue. Viewing Tibetan Buddhism as one of many nice religious and mental achievements of humanity, Samuel analyzes a posh society that mixes the literacy and rationality linked to centralized states with the shamanic tactics extra established between tribal peoples.

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