Luminous Heart: The Third Karmapa on Consciousness, Wisdom, by Karl Brunnholzl

By Karl Brunnholzl

The 3rd Karmapa, Rangjung Dorje (1284-1339), propounded a distinct synthesis of Yogachara, Madhyamaka, and the classical teachings on buddha nature. His paintings occupies an enormous place among its Indian predecessers and the later, frequently hugely charged, debates in Tibet approximately rangtong (self-emptiness) and shentong (other-emptiness). The 3rd Karmapa is commonly well known as one of many significant proponents of the Tibetan shentong culture. This ebook features a number of a few of his major writings on buddha nature; the transition of standard deluded cognizance to enlightened knowledge; and the features of buddhahood. even though depending strictly on classical Indian assets, the Karmapa's texts are usually not mere scholarly files. Their themes and types endure nice value for training the sutrayana and the vajrayana as understood within the Kagyu culture to the current day, making what's defined in those texts a residing adventure.

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Proceedings of the Tenth Seminar of the IATS, 2003, Tibetan by Ronald M. Davidson, Christian K. Wedemeyer (eds)

By Ronald M. Davidson, Christian K. Wedemeyer (eds)

Jointly, the papers of this quantity demonstrate the cultural dynamism of Tibet within the interval among 900 and 1400CE, whilst the elemental contours of Tibetan Buddhism have been nonetheless fluid and hugely contested. The papers handle a spectrum of concerns in Tibetan faith and literature, ranging in time and house from the some distance japanese oasis of Dunhuang within the 10th century via 'high classical' advancements in important Tibet within the early 15th century. it really is divided into 4 elements, addressing respectively literary and non secular concerns in tenth-century Dunhuang, the textual background of the previous Tantric Canon (Rnying ma'i rgyud 'bum), the advance of Tibetan spiritual literature within the new translation interval, and the background and transmission of numerous influential structures of esoteric Buddhism.

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The Tantric Mysticism of Tibet: A Practical Guide to the by John Blofeld

By John Blofeld

A hugely useful kind of mysticism, Mahayana Buddhism deals certain ideas for achieving knowledge via negating the ego and getting into the bliss of divinity. This ebook provides the history, strategies, objective, and underlying thought of the Tantric sorts of meditation, that have frequently been profitable in the event you have did not make development with extra frequent tools.

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