Liberation in One Lifetime: Biographies and Teachings of by Francis V. Tiso

By Francis V. Tiso

Milarepa (1052-1135), an immense determine within the historical past of the Kagyu institution of Tibetan Buddhism and often called considered one of Tibet's maximum lamas and poets, maintains to encourage Buddhist practitioners all over the world to the current day. Liberation in a single Lifetime explores the heritage and spirituality of the Kagyu lineage in dating to the narratives and teachings attributed to Milarepa through learning a number of the earliest models of those fabrics. delivering a close research of the biographical fabric that has been written approximately Milarepa (who was once additionally a pupil of Marpa, a massive determine within the improvement of the Bka'-brgyud-pa institution of Tibetan Buddhism), writer, theologian, and well-respected Tibetan Buddhist pupil, Francis V. Tiso, describes the historic context of the culture of hagiography (biography) in Buddhism and different non secular traditions, and offers a heritage of Milarepa's impression in Tibet.

Part One explains the culture of composing tales approximately Milarepa's lifestyles and teachings (there were many during the centuries) and contains outlines of the contents of a few of them in addition to an evidence of the oral types which have been transmitted through oral epic songs and poems that Milarepa composed. Describing the non secular elements of Bka'-brgyud-pa, half comprises tantric practices, an overview for the trail of liberation, definitions of "voidness," and the features of absolutely enlightened Buddhahood. half 3 comprises translated biographies and oral teachings of Milarepa (in poetic shape) which are thought of sacred texts. The e-book additionally contains a foreword by means of Roberto Vitali, a well known Tibetan Buddhist student in addition to an intensive bibliography of basic and secondary assets.

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A Brief Fantasy History of a Himalayan: Autobiographical by Thinley Norbu

By Thinley Norbu

Personal recollections of an esteemed Tibetan Buddhist grasp, starting from touching memoir to funny storytelling, from sharp cultural observation to deeply felt verse--illustrated with infrequent pictures in complete color.

     Illustrated with colour pictures released for the 1st time, this college of memories gives a unprecedented glimpse into the lifetime of an esteemed Tibetan Buddhist instructor. the writer units a paranormal temper as he describes his early years in "Snowland" (Tibet) as one in all seven young children of a popular Nyingma grasp. Thinley Norbu Rinpoche's storytelling alternates earthy humor with poetic sensitivity and delicate sensuality. Describing his travels in Asia, Europe, and the United States, he offers thumbnail sketches of individuals and areas, in addition to sharp-sighted remark on Western cultural tendencies and Dharma scholars' confident and unfavorable characteristics. greater than simply an autobiography, this written delivering is an expression of Rinpoche's knowledge, compassion, and private awareness.

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