Archive For The “Tibetan” Category
By Daniel Cozort
In accordance with Tibetan traditions, the Indian Buddhist Prasangika-Madhyamika university is the person who represents the ultimate, actually actual considered the Buddha. distinct Tenets of the center method end result institution offers and analyzes the problems that separate that faculty from the opposite principals faculties of Buddhism--issues comparable to the life (or non-existence) of an exterior international, the way karma and reincarnation function, the character of attention, the character of time, and the prestige of Arhats (enlightened, yet now not omniscient, beings). components and 3 of the publication are annotated translations of Tibetan texts which are used as resource books in monastic schooling.
By Traktung Dudjom Lingpa, Chonyi Drolma, Tharchin Lama
This is strictly what Dudjom Lingpa does in his trilogy of auto-biographies. even supposing he used to be brilliantly winning in his multi-faceted profession as a instructor to incalculable notable disciples, a prolific author with not less than twenty-one extant volumes of composition which are nonetheless studied all over the world, and a Treasure revealer within the instructing approach exact to tantric Buddhism, his tales supply us whatever else. during this e-book we're proven the very factor that top lamas regard as such a lot sacred and intimate: non secular evolution through the lens of inner-most visionary existence, cinematic in scope, packed with interesting beings, either divine and demonic. Dudjom Lingpa offers readers entry to his enlightenment process—from studying find out how to meditate as much as the top tantric practices—as purely he may have skilled it. This ebook, jam-packed with shiny and interesting visions and dreamscapes, is replete with event in addition to daily meditation recommendation. someone drawn to a progressive outlook on own transformation will get pleasure from and reap the benefits of those stories.
By Chogyal Namkhai Norbu, Adriano Clemente, John Shane
Our common situation is self-perfected from the very starting. what's priceless is that we reawaken and stay in our precise nature. via figuring out and perform, we will rediscover the easy wisdom of the self-perfected kingdom that lies past our recurring soreness and confusion, and stay during this uninterrupted circulation of contemplation, thoroughly comfortable yet absolutely current via all actions
By Padampa Sangye
Padampa Sangye's impact at the Buddhism of Tibet and China is profound. This translation of his biography introduces us to a transcendent, irascible, and iconoclastic determine. Padampa Sangye inspired his disciplines to ignore social conventions, disdain social touch, and holiday via their cultural conditioning. even though in a position to convey long sermons, Padampa Sangye taught simply as frequently solely with out phrases, or with cryptic messages just like Zen koans. His outlandish type and staggering deeds will captivate readers. the great presentation of his non secular profession, teachings, and deeds will make it an essential reference paintings for college students of japanese spirituality.
By Leah Zahler
This ebook supplies a brilliant abd dewtailed accont of the meditative practices essential to boost a relaxed, alert brain that's able pf penetrating the depths of fact. The reader is uncovered to Tibetan Buddhist perspectives at the psychological states attained via meditation by means of the author's hoping on oral commentaries via 3 modern Tibetan lamas.
By Li Xiaoqiong (Drolma)
Li Xiaoqiong (Drolma), a Namuyi Tibetan from Liangshan Yi self sufficient Prefecture, Sichuan Province describes her youth; mom and dad; paternal grandmother's formative years and dying; village existence together with kid's video games, tending horses, and herding yaks; her reports at basic tuition; a surrogate grandfather; her youngest brother; neighborhood lunar New yr festivities; her time at heart institution together with a distinct pal and love letters; her education at Qinghai basic collage in Xining urban; her time in India together with collage reviews, travels, operating in an NGO, and dealing at a decision middle in Delhi; and her go back to China. additionally integrated are unique poems, 3 tales via Li Xiaoqiong's grandmother, and pictures of Li Xiaoqiong's village and of her time in India.
By Bukkyō Dendō Kyōkai
Trans. via Malcolm Smith, foreword via Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche
Buddhahood during this Life is an entire translation of the earliest Tibetan observation at the Dzogchen mystery instructions.
Available for the 1st time in English, Buddhahood during this Life presents the nice remark of Vimalamitra—one of the earliest and so much influential texts within the Dzogchen culture of Tibetan Buddhism. It explores the speculation and perform of the good Perfection culture intimately, exhibits how Dzogchen meditation pertains to the whole lot of the Buddhist direction, and descriptions how we will be able to comprehend buddhahood—and even in achieving it in our lifetime.
This crucial textual content contains themes such as
· how fable arises
· the pathway of pristine consciousness
· how buddhahood is found in the body
· and more.
Translator Malcolm Smith contains an outline, analysis and rationalization for all subject matters. Buddhahood during this Life covers bits and bobs of Dzogchen meditation, together with profound “secret directions” rarely discussed in such a lot meditation manuals. this article is essential for any severe scholar of the good Perfection.
By Barbara Gerke
Life-Span strategies and durability Practices between Tibetans within the Darjeeling Hills, India
Longevity and long-life practices were a pan-Tibetan problem for a long time, yet have infrequently been studied by means of anthropologists. This ebook provides ethnographic bills and textual fabric demonstrating how Tibetans within the Darjeeling Hills, India, view the life-span and map out definite life-forces in quite a few components of information. those life-forces persist with day-by-day, per month, and annual cycles. Divinations and astrological calculations are generally yet varyingly utilized by Tibetans to evaluate the power of life-forces and forecast tricky classes of their lives. Loss, exhaustion, or periodic weaknesses of life-forces are handled medically or via Tibetan Buddhist practices and rituals. In a majority of these occasions, temporality and supplier are deeply interlinked within the ways that Tibetans improve their energy, lengthen their life-spans, and keep away from ‘untimely deaths.’
By Chogyal Namkhai Norbu, John Shane
In The Crystal and how of Light, Chogyal Namkhai Norbu examines the religious direction from the point of view of Dzogchen. He discusses the bottom direction and fruit of Dzogchen perform, and describes his schooling and the way he met his primary grasp who confirmed him the true that means of direct advent to Dzogchen. via interweaving his existence tale with the lessons, he either units Dzogchen in its conventional context and divulges its robust modern relevance. The ebook is richly illustrated with pictures of Buddhist masters, meditational deities, and Dzogchen symbols.