By Barway Dorje, Yeshe Gyamtso
Songs of attention composed by means of nice Buddhist academics of India and Tibet are a major resource of thought for all Buddhists and all who perform meditation. Treasury of Eloquence is a suite of songs and directions composed through the good treasure revealer and visionary instructor Barway Dorje (1836-1918), whose biography, necessary Essence, has additionally been translated and released. integrated during this assortment are songs expressing Barway Dorje's devotion to his experts, songs explaining the way to meditate at the mind's nature, and songs of recommendation at the perform of Buddhism quite often. In all his songs, Barway Dorje appeals both to our hearts and heads. He touches us together with his humility, his devotion, and his crisis for others whereas teaching and advising us along with his knowledge and eloquence.
By Traleg Kyabgon
This lucid evaluate of the Buddhist direction takes the point of view of the 3 "vehicles" of Tibetan Buddhism: the Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana. whereas those cars are typically offered as a ancient improvement, they're right here equated with the attitudes that people deliver to their Buddhist perform. uncomplicated to all of them, even though, is the necessity to comprehend our personal fast . the first software for attaining this can be meditation, and The Essence of Buddhism serves as a guide for some of the meditative techniques of Buddhist perform.
Beginning with the 4 Noble Truths, Traleg Rinpoche contains the expansive imaginative and prescient of the bodhisattva direction and the transformative imaginative and prescient of Tantra. the ultimate chapters current the transcendent view of Mahamudra. This view dispenses with all dualistic fixations and without delay realizes the normal freedom of the brain itself.
Along the way in which, the writer presents bright definitions of basic techniques reminiscent of compassion, vacancy, and Buddha-nature, and solutions universal questions: Why does Buddhism educate that there's "no self"? Are Buddhist teachings pessimistic? Does Buddhism motivate social passivity? what's the function of intercourse in Buddhist Tantra? Why is it stated that "samsara is nirvana"? Does it take numerous lifetimes to realize enlightenment, or can or not it's accomplished in a second?
By Sylvia Wong
In 1981, the respected sixteenth Karmapa, head of the Karma Kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism, passed on to the great beyond. His demise set in movement a method to spot his reincarnated successor that originated 900 years in the past with the 1st Kamapa who was once the 1st Tibetan Buddhist grasp ever to reincarnate.