A Profound Mind: Cultivating Wisdom in Everyday Life by H. H. the Dalai Lama, Nicholas Vreeland, Richard Gere

By H. H. the Dalai Lama, Nicholas Vreeland, Richard Gere

For the 1st time for common readers, the Dalai Lama provides a finished evaluation of crucial educating of Buddhism. Perhaps the most distinction among Buddhism and different religions is its realizing of our middle identity.  The life of the soul or self, that is vital in several how one can Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, is basically denied in Buddhism.  Even additional, trust in a “self” is visible because the major resource of our problems in life.  but a real realizing of this instructing doesn't lead one to a despairing, cynical worldview with a feeling that existence has no meaning—Far from it, a real knowing ends up in actual happiness for somebody and the best resource of compassion for others.  In 2003 and in 2007, the Dalai Lama was once invited to big apple to offer a chain of talks at the crucial Buddhist view of selflessness. This new ebook, the results of these talks, is now provided to aid increase expertise of this crucial doctrine and its usefulness in residing a extra significant and chuffed life. While the Dalai Lama deals an entire presentation of his teachings on those key philosophical issues for contemplation, he additionally indicates readers the way to deliver those teachings actively into their very own lives with suggestions for a private practice.  it's only by way of truly residing those teachings that we let them lead to a real transformation in our notion of ourselves and our lives A Profound brain bargains very important knowledge for these devoted to bringing approximately swap on this planet via constructing their very own religious functions, whether or not they are Buddhists or now not.

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A Beginner's Guide to Tibetan Buddhism: Notes from a by Bruce Newman

By Bruce Newman

It is a ground-level, practice-oriented presentation of Tibetan Buddhism—personal and intensely available. The publication starts with the awakening of scholars' curiosity in spirituality and the preliminary come upon with Tibetan Buddhism, then leads us via all of the steps priceless for winning perform within the West. incorporated is succinct counsel on discovering a suitable instructor, receiving empowerments, changing into lively in a middle, and launching and maintaining a Vajrayana perform. certain emphasis is put on the capability pitfalls, and the tremendous advantages, of the guru-disciple relationship. 

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Religious Revival in the Tibetan Borderlands: The Premi of by Koen Wellens

By Koen Wellens

Revival of spiritual practices of every kind in China, after many years of systematic govt suppression, is a subject of substantial curiosity to students in disciplines starting from spiritual stories to anthropology to political technology. This e-book examines modern non secular practices one of the Premi humans of the Sichuan-Yunnan-Tibet zone, a gaggle of approximately 60,000 who converse a language belonging to the Qiang department of Tibeto-Burman. Koen Wellens's ethnographic learn in Premi groups on contrary aspects of the border, and his research of accessible historic records, locate a number of advocates and rationales for the revival of either formal Tibetan Buddhism and the indigenous Premi practices established on ritual experts known as anji.

Wellens argues that the diversity within the form the revitalization method takes-as it impacts Premi at the Sichuan part of the border and their opposite numbers at the Yunnan side-can merely be understood in a neighborhood cultural context. This full-length research of the Premi, the 1st in a language except chinese language, makes a necessary contribution to our ethnographic wisdom of Southwest China, in addition to to our knowing of up to date chinese language non secular and cultural politics.

This full-length examine of the Premi, the 1st in a language except chinese language, makes a useful contribution to our ethnographic wisdom of Southwest China, in addition to to our knowing of up to date chinese language spiritual and cultural politics.

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On Buddha Essence: A Commentary on Ranjung Dorje's Treatise by Khenchen Thrangu

By Khenchen Thrangu

In accordance with Tibetan Buddhist culture, people' real nature, or buddha essence, is the basis from which all knowledge develops. as a way to notice our buddha essence, the meditator must understand how to meditate competently and needs to competently comprehend the explanations for practising meditation. We additionally want education in how the philosophy and perform come jointly within the improvement of perception.

In this book—with readability, heat, and humor—renowned Tibetan Buddhist meditation grasp Khenchen Thrangu explains buddha essence and the way to find it in ourselves via drawing on a classical textual content of the Kagyu lineage through Rangjung Dorje (the 3rd Karmapa). On Buddha Essence will be of curiosity to practitioners of all colleges of Tibetan Buddhism.

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The Jewel Ornament Of Liberation: The Wish-Fulfilling Gem Of by Gampopa, Khenpo Konchog Gyaltsen Rinpoche

By Gampopa, Khenpo Konchog Gyaltsen Rinpoche

A masterwork of Tibetan Buddhism—providing the whole origin for examine and practice—from starting to Buddhahood. contains teachings on Buddha-nature, discovering the non secular grasp, impermanence, karma, cultivation of bodhicitta, improvement of the six perfections, the 10 bodhisattva bhumis, Buddhahood, and the actions of the Buddha.

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