The Wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism

The Wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism

Title:The wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism / edited by Reginald A. Ray. Other titles:
Pocket Tibetan Buddhism reader Description: Boulder: Shambhala, 2017. Series:
Shambhala pocket library | Originally published under title: Pocket Tibetan ...

Author: Reginald A. Ray

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834825079

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Short inspirational selections from the great masters of Tibetan Buddhism, past and present--now part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series. Alternately sage and humorous, eloquent and pithy, these inspirational selections illustrate a central affirmation of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition: through the cultivation of self-knowledge, humility, and compassion for others, we can bring about positive and necessary change in ourselves and even in the world around us. Featuring many great masters past and present, including Milarepa, the Dalai Lama, Sogyal Rinpoche, Patrul Rinpoche, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and others, this compact volume offers wisdom on a variety of topics—bringing a light to the darkness for those seeking guidance. This book is part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series. The Shambhala Pocket Library is a collection of short, portable teachings from notable figures across religious traditions and classic texts. The covers in this series are rendered by Colorado artist Robert Spellman. The books in this collection distill the wisdom and heart of the work Shambhala Publications has published over 50 years into a compact format that is collectible, reader-friendly, and applicable to everyday life.
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The Wisdom of Buddhism

The Wisdom of Buddhism

A balanced selection from Buddhist writings, including scriptures used by the Zen School, with chapters on the Buddha, Tibetan Buddhism, Concentration and Meditation, the Buddhist Order, and Nirvana. With sources, glossary and index.

Author: Christmas Humphreys

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0700701974

Category: Religion

Page: 280

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A balanced selection from Buddhist writings, including scriptures used by the Zen School, with chapters on the Buddha, Tibetan Buddhism, Concentration and Meditation, the Buddhist Order, and Nirvana. With sources, glossary and index.
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Vajra Wisdom

Vajra Wisdom

Vajra Wisdom presents the commentaries of two great nineteenth-century Nyingma masters that guide practitioners engaged in development stage practice through a series of straightforward instructions.

Author: Shechen Gyaltsap IV

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834829008

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Vajra Wisdom presents the commentaries of two great nineteenth-century Nyingma masters that guide practitioners engaged in development stage practice through a series of straightforward instructions. The rarity of this kind of material in English makes it indispensable for practitioners and scholars alike. The goal of development stage meditation in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition is to directly realize the inseparability of phenomena and emptiness. Preceded by initiation and oral instructions, the practitioner arrives at this view through the profound methods of deity visualization, mantra recitation, and meditative absorption.
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The Book of Wisdom

The Book of Wisdom

The book is a guide for inner discipline and transformation that is also highly accessible, incorporating light, often humorous question-and-answer sessions between the author and his audience that help readers make the practical connection ...

Author: Osho

Publisher: Osho Media International

ISBN: 9780880507691

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 362

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Osho is known around the world for his pioneering contribution to meditation — the science of inner transformation — with the unique approach of his "Osho Active Meditations" acknowledging the accelerated pace of the contemporary world and bringing meditation into modern life. Based on the Seven Points of Mind Training by the 11th-century Buddhist mystic Atisa, The Book of Wisdom removes the dust of tradition that has gathered around meditation, conveying the essential science and methodology of the practice with a freshness and spontaneity that is rarely found in contemporary spiritual works. The book is a guide for inner discipline and transformation that is also highly accessible, incorporating light, often humorous question-and-answer sessions between the author and his audience that help readers make the practical connection between spiritual theory and meditation as a lifestyle.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Deity Mantra and Wisdom

Deity  Mantra  and Wisdom

The four works here translated for the first time are: "Ladder to Akanistha" by Jigme Lingpa, "Clarifying the Difficult Points in the Development Stage" by Patrul Rinpoche, "The Four Stakes That Bind the Life-Force" by Patrul Rinpoche, and ...

Author: Jigme Lingpa

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834842656

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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Deity, Mantra, and Wisdom contains four of the most cherished Tibetan Buddhist commentaries on the practices of visualization, mantra recitation, and meditative absorption. These three elements form the core of development stage meditation, one of the most important practices of Buddhist Tantra. The authors of these timeless classics—Jigme Lingpa, Patrul Rinpoche, and Getse Mahapandita—have all profoundly shaped Tibetan Buddhism with their vast scholarship and deep spiritual realization. In these eloquent and inspiring writings, they explain the fundamental philosophy of the development stage, showing not only its profound insights into the nature of reality, but also how to make this view a living experience through the practice of meditation. The four works here translated for the first time are: "Ladder to Akanistha" by Jigme Lingpa, "Clarifying the Difficult Points in the Development Stage" by Patrul Rinpoche, "The Four Stakes That Bind the Life-Force" by Patrul Rinpoche, and "Husks of Unity" by Getse Mahapandita Tsewang Chokdrub.
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Living Dreaming Dying

Living  Dreaming  Dying

In Living, Dreaming, Dying, Rob Nairn presents the first interpretation of this classic text using a modern Western perspective, avoiding arcane religious terminology, keeping his explanations grounded in everyday language.

Author: Rob Nairn

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834824720

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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The Tibetan Book of the Dead is one of the best-known Tibetan Buddhist texts. It is also one of the most difficult texts for Westerners to understand. In Living, Dreaming, Dying, Rob Nairn presents the first interpretation of this classic text using a modern Western perspective, avoiding arcane religious terminology, keeping his explanations grounded in everyday language. Nairn explores the concepts used in this highly revered work and brings out their meaning and significance for our daily life. He shows readers how the Tibetan Book of the Dead can help us understand life and self as well as the dying process. Living, Dreaming, Dying helps readers to "live deliberately"—and confront death deliberately. One thing that prevents us from doing that, according to Nairn, is our tendency to react fearfully whenever change occurs. But if we confront our fear of change and the unknown, we can learn to flow gracefully with the unfolding circumstances of life rather than be at their mercy. Of course, change occurs throughout our life, but a period of transition also occurs as we pass from the waking state into sleep, and likewise as we pass into death. Therefore the author's teachings apply equally to living as well as to dreaming and dying. Through meditation instructions and practical exercises, the author explains how to: • Explore the mind through the cultivation of deep meditation states and expanded consciousness • Develop awareness of negative tendencies • Use deep sleep states and lucid dreaming to increase self-understanding as well as to "train" oneself in how to die so that one is prepared for when the time comes • Confront and liberate oneself from fear of death and the unknown
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The Book of Tibetan Elders

The Book of Tibetan Elders

The Book of Tibetan Elders is an unprecedented chronicle of some of the world's most precious wisdom, and a rare documentation of a group of spiritual teachers on the brink of extinction.

Author: Sandy Johnson

Publisher: Constable Limited

ISBN: 0094769508

Category: Lamas

Page: 282

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Sandy Johnson traveled the world to gather the life stories and teachings of Tibet's exiled elders: the doctors, the state oracle, and the great women masters, among others. Here her journey unfolds in vivid detail, as she shares the remarkable secrets of these teachers, told in their own voices. The Book of Tibetan Elders is an unprecedented chronicle of some of the world's most precious wisdom, and a rare documentation of a group of spiritual teachers on the brink of extinction.
Categories: Lamas

The Five Wisdom Energies

The Five Wisdom Energies

Describes the five wisdom energies, or "buddha families," which are at work in one's life, and discusses how each of the five energies is associated with interactions with the world.

Author: Irini Rockwell

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781570624513

Category: Psychology

Page: 217

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Henry is generally well-behaved, but he is occasionally arrogant and vain. Henry is at heart a hard worker, but his frequent bouts of illness hinder his work.
Categories: Psychology

Practicing Wisdom

Practicing Wisdom

A series of teachings delivered by the Dalai Lama in Southern France in 1993 reveals the depth of wisdom in the Tibetan leader's words as he discusses the main insights of Buddhism. Original.

Author: Thupten Jinpa

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861711826

Category: Philosophy

Page: 174

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A series of teachings delivered by the Dalai Lama in Southern France in 1993 reveals the depth of wisdom in the Tibetan leader's words as he discusses the main insights of Buddhism. Original.
Categories: Philosophy

Wisdom and Compassion

Wisdom and Compassion

This expanded edition Wisdom and Compassion: The Sacred Art of Tibet brings us even closer to the gentle people and the luminous culture of the Land of Snows by showing, explaining, and celebrating two hundred forty-one of its finest and ...

Author: Marilyn M. Rhie

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 0810982048

Category: Art

Page: 488

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Illustrates, explains and celebrates 241 examples of Tibetan sacred art of the 9th to 12th centuries. The authors discuss the religious meaning and use of tangkas, Buddhist iconography and the aesthetics of tangka paintings, sculpture and mandalas.
Categories: Art

Tibetan Buddhist Altars

Tibetan Buddhist Altars

Both practical and whimsical, this book presents Tibetan Buddhist altars witha three-dimensional pop-up flair. Color illustrations, b&w photos.

Author: Tad Wise

Publisher:

ISBN: 1577314670

Category: Religion

Page: 7

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Both practical and whimsical, this book presents Tibetan Buddhist altars witha three-dimensional pop-up flair. Color illustrations, b&w photos.
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Training the Wisdom Body

Training the Wisdom Body

This book provides a thorough foundation for those new to the practice, and it helps people already engaged in any form of yogic exercise to deepen the potent fusion of meditation and physical movement.

Author: Rose Taylor Goldfield

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834828995

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Sitting still in meditation may be the common image that comes to mind when one thinks of Buddhist practice—but just as important is cultivation of awareness through movement. The traditional Tibetan practice of yogic exercises known as lujong helps us connect with and explore the natural wisdom inherent in our living, breathing, feeling bodies. Lujong is an exercise that engages our whole being—body, mind, and subtle body—from the coarse aspects to the subtler and more profound. This book provides a thorough foundation for those new to the practice, and it helps people already engaged in any form of yogic exercise to deepen the potent fusion of meditation and physical movement. Included is an overview of the unique tradition of Buddhist yoga, along with instructions on how to work with the body and mind in seated meditation; tips for furthering our practice by working with adversities such as fear, procrastination, and anxiety; and guidance on bringing practice mind into daily life. The author also offers exercise instructions and a complete explanation of the movement practices, with photos to illustrate.
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Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrines Or Seven Books of Wisdom of the Great Path According to the Late L ma Kazi Dawa Samdup s English Rendering

Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrines  Or  Seven Books of Wisdom of the Great Path  According to the Late L  ma Kazi Dawa Samdup s English Rendering

Focusing on the principal mediations used by Hindu and Tibetan gurus and philosophers, this companion volume to "Tibetan Book of the Dead" contains seven authentic Tibetan yoga texts, each accompanied by introductory notes and commentary.

Author: Walter Yeeling Evans-Wentz

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195133145

Category: Religion

Page: 389

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Focusing on the principal mediations used by Hindu and Tibetan gurus and philosophers, this companion volume to "Tibetan Book of the Dead" contains seven authentic Tibetan yoga texts, each accompanied by introductory notes and commentary. Includes photos and reproductions of yoga paintings and manuscripts. 9 halftones.
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The Opening of the Wisdom Eye

The Opening of the Wisdom Eye

"This overview..is notable for its completeness and clarity."---Katherine Rogers, author of The Garland of Mahamudra Practices. His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is both the head of state and the spiritual leader of Tibet.

Author: Dalai Lama

Publisher: Quest Books

ISBN: 0835605493

Category: Religion

Page: 193

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Mahayana Buddhism explained by the present day spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, H. H. the Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso, in his first English-language book. "This overview..is notable for its completeness and clarity."---Katherine Rogers, author of The Garland of Mahamudra Practices. His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is both the head of state and the spiritual leader of Tibet.
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The Way and the Mountain

The Way and the Mountain

The Way and the Mountain is a selection of Marco Pallis' most important writings on Tibetan Buddhism.

Author: Marco Pallis

Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc

ISBN: 9781933316536

Category: Religion

Page: 271

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The Way and the Mountain is a selection of Marco Pallis' most important writings on Tibetan Buddhism. Pallis traveled extensively in the Himalayas and studied Buddhism from Lamas within the tradition before the communist invasion of Tibet in 1949.
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Awakening the Buddha Within

Awakening the Buddha Within

Drawing on three decades of learning from the spiritual masters of Asia, an American lama illuminates the sacred wisdom and practices of Buddhism and shows readers how to integrate them into their lives, relationships, and careers.

Author: Surya Das

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 9780767901574

Category: Philosophy

Page: 414

View: 268

Drawing on three decades of learning from the spiritual masters of Asia, an American lama illuminates the sacred wisdom and practices of Buddhism and shows readers how to integrate them into their lives, relationships, and careers. Reprint. $50,000 ad/promo. Tour.
Categories: Philosophy

The Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion

The Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion

Compilation of Ch'ogyam Trungpa Rinpoche's Vajradhatu Seminary teachings in three volumes.

Author: Chögyam Trungpa

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781590308035

Category: Religion

Page: 512

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Compilation of Ch'ogyam Trungpa Rinpoche's Vajradhatu Seminary teachings in three volumes.
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Becoming Buddha

Becoming Buddha

Individual efforts can change the world. This book does not promise enlightenment but it will provide a path-a path that, if you follow it, will transform your life. Buddhist masters say that we are in a "Dark Age".

Author: Robert Sachs

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 9781780282862

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 244

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To "Become Buddha" is to AWAKE. We need to awake to our personal responsibility-not only for our own lives but for the world around us. Individual efforts can change the world. This book does not promise enlightenment but it will provide a path-a path that, if you follow it, will transform your life. Buddhist masters say that we are in a "Dark Age". Terrorist attacks, wars, economic failures, and natural disasters have created an atmosphere of fear. Tibetan masters encourage us not to lose heart-catastrophes have happened before and we have overcome them. Robert Sachs shows how Tibetan Buddhist teachings can have a real influence on our personal lived and equally on contemporary politics. He presents the four thoughts that revolutionize the mind, and demonstrates how we must take personal responsibility for the future. The Four Noble Truths show us there is no need to despair; and the four components of action will change our attitude to life and give us practical instruction on how to act. Using the power of meditation to make a difference, we can turn the inherent goodness of the human race into positive energy to help transform the world. The Venerable Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche used to say, "A mind that is transformed, free and cheerful can help create peace and happiness. Let us start down the path from this very moment."
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion volume 2

The Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion  volume 2

Chögyam Trungpa continues his study of the three “yanas” of Tibetan Buddhism with this overview of the teachings of the mahayana This three-volume collection presents in lively, relevant language the comprehensive teachings of the ...

Author: Chogyam Trungpa

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834828599

Category: Religion

Page: 528

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The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma represents meditation master Chögyam Trungpa’s greatest contribution to Western Buddhism. This three-volume collection presents in lively, relevant language the comprehensive teachings of the Tibetan Buddhist path of the hinayana, mahayana, and vajrayana. This work will resonate with new students of Buddhism as well as the most senior students. The second volume, The Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion, presents the bodhisattva teachings of the mahayana. At this point, having trained and seen the benefits of looking within, the student begins to shift their focus outward to the broader world. Formal entry into the mahayana occurs with taking the bodhisattva vow. Mahayana practitioners dedicate themselves to the service of all sentient beings, aspiring to save them from sorrow and confusion, and vowing to bring them to perfect liberation. This stage of the path emphasizes the cultivation of wisdom through the view and experience of emptiness, or shunyata, in which all phenomena are seen to be unbounded, completely open, ungraspable, and profound. From the ground of shunyata, compassionate activity is said to arise naturally and spontaneously. In addition to mindfulness and awareness, the mahayanist practices lojong, or "mind training," based on the cultivation of the paramitas, or "transcendent virtues": generosity, discipline, patience, exertion, meditation, and prajna, or "knowledge." As a component of lojong, tonglen, or "sending and taking," is practiced in order to increase maitri, or loving-kindness. Other topics covered in detail in this volume include bodhichitta, skillful means, Buddha nature and basic goodness, Madhyamaka, the ten bhumis, the three kayas, and more.
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