By Yeshe Tsogyal
Padmasambhava, the Indian mystic and tantric Buddhist grasp, is moment in simple terms to Buddha Shakyamuni because the most renowned personage within the Tibetan culture of Buddhism. within the 9th century, he made the adventure around the Himalayan Mountains to set up Buddhism for the folk in that state. Now, greater than 1,000 years later, we can listen and be touched by way of his voice as contained inside this number of oral suggestion. the decisions in Dakini Teachings are well timed suggestion - brief, direct directions in terms of the 3 degrees of Buddhist perform: Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana. the most emphasis of Padmasambhava's instructing is that religious wisdom needs to be custom-made and never stay as mere thought. The e-book contains an introductory discourse via Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche and a brief biography of Padmasambhava by way of Jamgon Kongtrul the 1st.
By Chogyam Trungpa, Nalanda Translation Committee
Marpa the Translator, the eleventh-century farmer, pupil, and instructor, is without doubt one of the most famous saints in Tibetan Buddhist background. within the West, Marpa is healthier recognized via his instructor, the Indian yogin Nâropa, and during his closest disciple, Milarepa. This lucid and relocating translation of a textual content composed by means of the writer of The lifetime of Milarepa and The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa documents the interesting lifetime of Marpa, who, in contrast to many different Tibetan masters, was once a layman, a skillful businessman who raised a relations whereas education his disciples.
As a early life, Marpa was once encouraged to trip to India to review the Buddhist teachings, for at the moment in Tibet, Buddhism has waned significantly via ruthless suppression via an evil king. the writer paints a shiny photo of Marpa's 3 trips to India: precarious mountain passes, desolate plains teeming with bandits, grasping customs-tax creditors. Marpa continued many hardships, yet not anything to check with the rigors that ensued along with his guru Nâropa and different lecturers. but Marpa succeeded in studying the tantric teachings, translating and bringing them to Tibet, and constructing the perform Lineage of the Kagyüs, which maintains to today.
By Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
Mahamudra and Dzogchen are maybe the main profound teachings inside all of Tibetan Buddhism. The adventure of Mahamudra, or "great symbol," is an overpowering experience of outstanding readability, absolutely open and nondualistic. Dzogchen, or "great perfection," is the last word educating based on the Nyingma culture and in addition represents the head of religious improvement. those are the 2 paths that offer practitioners with the main skillful capability to adventure the absolutely woke up country and without delay flavor the truth of our brain and setting. And but those techniques are notoriously tricky to know and demanding to give an explanation for. In Wild Awakening, Tibetan Buddhist grasp Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche provides those esoteric teachings in a method that unearths their impressive simplicity and nice useful price, emphasizing that we will all adventure our international extra without delay, with accountability, freedom, and self belief. With a simple method and casual sort, he provides those crucial teachings in a fashion that even these very new to Tibetan Buddhism can comprehend.
By Kunzang Pelden, The Padmakara Translation Group
The Bodhicharyavatara, or approach of the Bodhisattva, composed by means of the eighth-century Indian grasp Shantideva, has occupied a big position within the Tibetan Buddhist culture all through its background. it's a advisor to cultivating the brain of enlightenment via producing the features of affection, compassion, generosity, and endurance. during this statement, Kunzang Pelden has compiled the pith directions of his instructor Patrul Rinpoche, the distinguished writer of The phrases of My excellent instructor.
By Hid Holiness the Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso
Mahayana Buddhism defined by way of the current day non secular chief of Tibetan Buddhism, H. H. the Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso, in his first English-language ebook. "This overview..is amazing for its completeness and clarity."---Katherine Rogers, writer of The Garland of Mahamudra Practices. His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is either the pinnacle of country and the religious chief of Tibet.
By His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Rebecca McClen Novick, Brian Nishii, Geshe Thubten Jinpa
Approximately 1000 years in the past, the good Indian pandit and yogi, Dipamkara Shrijnana (Atisha), used to be invited to Tibet to re-establish the Buddhadharma, which have been suppressed and corrupted for nearly centuries. considered one of Atisha's major accomplishments in Tibet used to be his writing of the seminal textual content, A Lamp for the trail to Enlightenment, during which he extracted the essence of all 84,000 teachings of the Buddha and arranged them right into a transparent, step-like association that makes it effortless for anyone practitioner to appreciate and perform the Dharma. This style of teachings is called lam-rim, or steps of the trail, and types a vital a part of each university of Tibetan Buddhism.In this publication, His Holiness the Dalai Lama supplies a observation not to merely Atisha's innovative paintings but in addition to traces of expertise, a brief textual content written through Lama Tsong Khapa, who used to be probably the best of all Tibetan lam-rim authors. In bringing jointly Atisha, Lama Tsong Khapa and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, this publication bargains readers one of many clearest and so much authoritative expositions of the Tibetan Buddhist direction ever released, and it is strongly recommended for these initially of the trail, the center and the tip.
By Reginald A. Ray
Thirty of the main artistic, eloquent, and lively Tibetan Buddhist academics of Westerners in fresh many years are featured during this number of teachings which are absolute to be hugely precious through all scholars of Buddhism. The participants are masters who helped identify Buddhism within the West, founding facilities in North the United States, nice Britain, Australia, and Europe; publishing books in English; and gaining attractiveness between Western Buddhists. Their teachings, drawn completely from the spoken notice as given in talks and seminars, express the directness and gear for which the oral culture is so valued in Buddhism.
The booklet highlights the lessons of the perform lineages, the department of Tibetan Buddhism that emphasizes meditation perform, own adventure, and religious consciousness. choices are thematically equipped, together with subject matters reminiscent of the foremost techniques to the religious direction, meditation and different practices, Buddhist ethics, tantric perform, and the position of the instructor.
Includes the subsequent academics:
Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche • Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche • Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche • Deshung Rinpoche • Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche • Drubwang Tsoknyi Rinpoche • Dudjom Rinpoche • Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche • The Dzogchen Pönlop Rinpoche • Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche • Gen Lamrimpa • The 3rd Jamgön Kongtrul Rinpoche • Kalu Rinpoche • Venerable Khandro Rinpoche • Khenpo Könchog Gyaltsen • Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche • Lama Lodö • Lama Thubten Yeshe Rinpoche • Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche • Nyoshul Khenpo Rinpoche • Ringu Tulku Rinpoche • Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche • Sogyal Rinpoche • Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche • Thinley Norbu Rinpoche • Thrangu Rinpoche • Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche • Tulku Thondup Rinpoche • Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche • Lama Zopa Rinpoche
By Ron Leifer
Our wishes and our fears are woven right into a tangled internet of conflicts. we'd like either to consume dessert and to be skinny. we'd like funds yet don't need to paintings. whatever that threatens our experience of self and its striving for happiness is perceived as a danger to our very lives--the reaction to that's defensiveness, anger, aggression, and violence. Vinegar into Honey proposes a brand new paradigm for knowing the connection among rigidity, anxiousness, anger, and melancholy. Leifer presents designated directions for operating with anger and different painful feelings. the method of remodeling ache into equanimity and compassion is principal in Buddhist psychology and perform. all the steps in Vinegar into Honey displays perspectives and techniques drawn from Buddhist culture. Leifer's paintings holds promise for psychotherapists and their sufferers, members looking to comprehend and paintings with their anger, and other people drawn to the interface of Buddhism and psychotherapy.