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Thursday, 05 April 2018 01:11

Two Truths Debate

The Two Truths Debate - Tsongkhapa and Gorampa on the Middle Way — by Sonam Thakchoe

This work digs into the debate of how the two truths are defined and how they are related by looking at two figures. It shows how their philosophical positions have dramatic implications for how one approaches Buddhist practice and how one understands enlightenment itself.

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Sunday, 25 February 2018 19:35

Guhyasamaja Tantra

A Lamp to Illuminate the Five Stages · Teachings on Guhyasamaja Tantra — by Tsongkhapa - translated by Gavin Kilty (Library of Tibetan Classics - Volume 15)

Covers the subtle human physiology of channels and winds along with the process of dying, bardo and rebirth.

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Thursday, 09 March 2017 17:48

Je Tsongkhapa

Life and Teachings of Tsong Khapa  edited by Prof. R. Thurman

This work brings together a number of extremely important and useful works by and on Tsongkhapa touching transcendental aspects of Sutra, Tantra and Insight Meditation, including mystic conversations with great Bodhisattvas and deeply spiritual songs.

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Thursday, 09 July 2015 00:00

Six Naro Dharmas

Readings on the Six Yogas of Naropa — by Glenn H. Mullin

In this book are six important commentaries on this popular Tibetan tantric system, including original works by Tilopa and Naropa (the 11th-century Indian masters who first formulated it from various Buddhist tantric legacies) as well as Tibetan writings by Tsongkhapa the Great, Gyalwa Wensapa, the First Panchen Lama, and Lama Jey Sherab Gyatso.

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Thursday, 28 May 2015 00:00

Tantric Techniques

Tantric Techniques — by Jeffrey Hopkins

The book offers a complete system of Tantric meditation, comparing the views of three seminal Tibetan authors on deity yoga, and on issues such as how to safeguard against psychological inflation and how to use negative emotions on the path.

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Tuesday, 10 March 2015 15:11

Balancing the Mind

Balancing the Mind - A Tibetan Buddhist Approach to Refining Attention — by B. Alan Wallace

This book explains the methods and experiences of Tibetan practitioners and compares these with investigations of consciousness by Western scientists and philosophers. Includes a translation of the classic discussion of methods for developing exceptionally high degrees of attentional stability and clarity by fifteenth-century Tibetan contemplative - Tsongkhapa.

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Sunday, 08 March 2015 22:22

Yoga Tantra

Yoga Tantra - Paths to Magical Feats — by Tsongkhapa - with a commentary by Dalai Lama, translated by Jeffrey Hopkins

This book explores "paths to magical feats" through a dedicated practice of Yoga Tantra. It builds upon the practice of deity yoga, in which a person joins one's own body, speech, mind and activities with the exalted body, speech, mind and activities of a supramundane being.

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Saturday, 07 March 2015 22:07

Final Exposition of Wisdom

Tsongkhapa's Final Exposition of Wisdom — by Jeffery Hopkins

This book presents the final exposition of special insight by Tsongkhapa on the object of negation and on the two truths. It brilliantly explicates ignorance and wisdom, explains relationship between dependent-arising and emptiness, shows how to meditate on emptiness, and explains what it means to view phenomena as like illusions.

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Friday, 06 March 2015 17:56

Inner Fire

The Bliss of Inner Fire - Heart Practice of the Six Yogas of Naropa — by Lama Yeshe

The author follows Je Tsongkhapa's (1357-1419 a.d.) text - Having the Three Convictions  - and introduces the renowned Six Yogas of Naropa, focusing mainly on the first of these six - the practice of "inner fire".

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Tuesday, 03 March 2015 23:17

Three Inspirations

The Six Yogas of Naropa - Tsongkhapa's commentary entitled A Book of Three Inspirations - A Treatise on the Stages of Training in the Profound Path of Naro's Six Dharmas  commonly referred to as the Three Inspirations — translated by Glenn C. Mullin

These Six Yogas represent one of the most popular Tibetan Buddhist presentations of yogic technology to come from India to Tibet.

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