By John Vincent Bellezza
This learn covers the cultural and spiritual heritage of 2 units of mountains and feature lakes that have a sacred importance to the nomad groups in Northern Tibet.
The Bodhicharyavatara, or Way of the Bodhisattva, composed by way of the eighth-century Indian grasp Shantideva, has occupied an enormous position within the Tibetan Buddhist culture all through its background. it's a consultant to cultivating the brain of enlightenment via producing the traits of affection, compassion, generosity, and endurance. during this statement, Kunzang Pelden has compiled the pith directions of his instructor Patrul Rinpoche, the prestigious writer of The phrases of My ideal Teacher.
By Chagdud Tulku
This can be a selection of oral teachings that offers conventional Tibetan Buddhist knowledge to Western readers in Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche's uniquely available variety. It illuminates and clarifies subject matters in Buddhist inspiration for either new and skilled readers, supplying perception and guide to humans of all non secular backgrounds, in all walks of existence.
By Tony Duff
Ju Mipham Namgyal is without doubt one of the top identified authors of the Nyingma culture. He used to be a prolific author with a rare wisdom of his personal and others' dharma traditions. He wrote numerous texts at the issues of innermost nice crowning glory (Dzogpa Chenpo). the only here's considered one of his texts on Thorough lower (Tregcho). The wording of the name "Preserving the Face of Rigpa" is defined within the creation via the writer. in brief although, it's asserting that this can be a textual content that focusses on one particular element of Thorough minimize perform known as "preserving rigpa". the rest of the identify, "The Essence of Wisdom", refers back to the proven fact that this method of keeping rigpa fairly is the fundamental strategy for constructing knowledge. The textual content is brief yet has turn into one of many center texts utilized in Tibet to educate this particular element of Thorough lower perform. since it is so well known in the Tibetan culture and since it truly is one of many few texts that offers in particular with this topic, we felt that it was once a worthwhile addition to our collection of texts near to Thorough minimize. for this reason, we now have translated it and made a booklet out of it. notice that, even if this article was once written as a part of Dzogchen guide, it really is both acceptable to the perform of essence Mahamudra. hence the textual content is perfect for somebody who's practicing both of the 2. a quick yet transparent creation makes the content material of the textual content available.
By Tulku Thondup
This choice of fifteen articles and talks through Tulku Thondup constitutes a handbook on find out how to transmute the events encountered in way of life, even if exterior or inner, into religious disciplines and studies. one of the themes lined are: The primary ideas of Buddhism. The perform of meditation as a method of arousing compassion. How agony can turn into a extra robust software than happiness in attaining enlightenment. The symbolic value of holy locations, temples, statues, books, and different non secular artifacts.
By Reginald A. Ray
Indestructible fact is likely one of the such a lot thorough introductions to the Tibetan Buddhist international view ever released; whilst it's also the most available. the writer provides complicated and complex teachings and practices in nontechnical language, utilizing enticing tales and private anecdotes to demonstrate his issues. Indestructible fact provides Tibetan Buddhism in its conventional shape but in addition indicates how the Tibetan traditions are appropriate to the issues and demanding situations of contemporary existence within the West.
In Indestructible fact, Tibetan Buddhism is brought no longer as an unique faith, yet relatively as an expression of human spirituality that's having a profound impression at the sleek global. furthermore, it offers the viewpoint of meditation and the perform of the religious existence, paying detailed realization to contemplative perform and meditation as taught within the Kagyu and Nyingma faculties.
By John W. Pettit
For hundreds of years, Dzogchen - a distinct meditative perform to accomplish spontaneous enlightenment - has been misinterpreted by way of either critics and malinformed meditators as being in basic terms mystical and anti-rational. within the grand spirit of Buddhist debate, nineteenth century Buddhist thinker Mipham wrote Beacon of Certainty, a compelling safeguard of Dzogchen philosophy that employs the very good judgment it used to be criticized as missing. via lucid and available textural translation and penetrating research, Pettit provides Mipham as considered one of Tibet's maximum thinkers.
This quantity is part of the result of the internationalsymposiumentitled "New Horizons in Bon reviews" held in 1999 at theNational Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan. Bon is among the pre-Buddhist religions of Tibet. it's been outlined in avariety of how, yet despite how we outline it, we will be able to adequately say thatits tradition has penetrated Tibetan tradition from precedent days to the presentday. the aim of the symposium used to be todiscuss the Bon comparable issues from all points, similar to anthropology, folklore,Buddhist reviews, non secular reviews, cosmology, philology and linguistics toestablish interfaces between a variety of disciplines and to build a commongroundwork for the Bon experiences.
Nine hundred years in the past, the 1st Karmapa, Dusum Khyenpa, encouraged his disciples via his teachings and during the instance of his existence. this primary English translation of his teachings and biographies permits modern readers to adventure this nice master's forthright demeanour, think his dedication to perform, and obtain the lessons he gave in either note and deed.
By Edward A. Arnold
The Kalachakra Tantra—Kalachakra capability wheel of time—is a convention of Buddhist thought and perform whose root textual content treats a wonderful expanse of information starting from observations of the cosmos to investigations of meditative states and very important physically energies. within the Tibetan-speaking global, a public Kalachakra initiation is still the main sought-after eveny within the lifetime of a religious Buddhist. The Fourteenth Dalai Lama has lengthy had a powerful reference to the Kalachakra Tantra and taken the initiation to the West in 1981, appearing it within the united states, Switzerland, Spain, and Australia. This quantity has been created to have fun his lengthy involvement with the Kalachakra teachings.