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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.

Published in Dharma
Sunday, 01 April 2018 16:19

View of Emptiness

Freedom From Extremes - Gorampa's Distinguishing the Views  and the Polemics of Emptiness — translated by Lobsang Dargyay & Jose Ignacio Cabezon

Fundamental concept of "emptiness" that avoid the traps of eternalism and nihilism.

Published in Dharma
Sunday, 12 November 2017 20:05

Virtue of Wisdom

The Treatise on the Great Virtue of Wisdom of Nagarjuna - Mahaprajnaparamitasastra  - in five volumes — compiled by Etienne Lamotte

Published in Dharma
Saturday, 04 February 2017 04:04

Gateway to Knowledge

Gateway to Knowledge - The Gate for Entering the Way of a Pandita — by Jamgon Mipham

A condensation of the Buddhist Canon and its accompanying commentaries. Consolidating the intent of Buddha Shakyamuni's teachings into a unified body of text books, it is the philosophical backbone of the living tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.

Published in Dharma
Friday, 15 January 2016 17:21

Two Truths

The Two Truths - In the Madhyamika Philosophy of the Gelukpa Order of Tibetan Buddhism — by Guy Newland

Buddhist perspectives on ethics and emptiness centered on the distinction between two truths - the conventional and the ultimate.

Published in Dharma
Friday, 08 January 2016 00:00

Feast for the Fortunate

The Karmapa's Middle Way - Feast for the Fortunate — by the 9th Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje

This work contains Wangchuk Dorje's comprehensive commentary on the Indian master Chandrakirti's seminal text - the Madhyamakavatara or Entrance to the Middle Way.

Published in Dharma
Wednesday, 06 January 2016 09:18

The Sunlit Sky

The Center of the Sunlit Sky - Madhyamaka in the Kagyu Tradition — by Karl Brunnholzl 

The book follows the original Indian sources as well as the standard commentaries on Madhyamaka in the Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism.

Published in Dharma
Tuesday, 05 January 2016 13:17

Luminous Heart

Luminous Heart - The Third Karmapa on Consciousness, Wisdom, and Buddha Nature

This superb collection of writings on buddha nature by the Third Karmapa Rangjung Dorje focuses on the transition from ordinary deluded consciousness to enlightened wisdom, the characteristics of buddhahood, and a buddha's enlightened activity.

Published in Dharma
Sunday, 04 October 2015 20:02

Heart Lamp

Heart Lamp - Lamp of Mahamudra and Heart of the Matter — by Tsele Natsok Rangdrol

This book main idea is that intrinsic to the heart, mind and spirit in every human being is an identical essence which can be realized. This realization makes any man or woman a Buddha.

Published in Dharma
Saturday, 16 May 2015 12:40

Song of Karmapa

Song of Karmapa - The Aspiration of the Mahamudra of True Meaning - by Lord Rangjung Dorje — with commentary by Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche

Reading this song points out the ultimate transmission - the realization of our innate wisdom.

Published in Dharma
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