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Wednesday, 24 June 2015 00:00

Kindly Bent to Ease Us

Kindly Bent to Ease Us — by Longchenpa

Longchenpa offers a guide to enlightenment that begins with traditional reflections on the preciousness of a human existence, finite in time but unlimited in opportunities. The translator - Dr. H. V. Guenther - introduces each chapter with explications based on Longchenpa's own commentaries.

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Monday, 08 June 2015 09:23

Basking in the Sun

Old Man Basking in the Sun - Longchenpa's Treasury of Natural Perfection — by Keith Dowman

Through the precept 'nonaction' - which is savoured like 'an old man basking in the sun' - Dzogchen teaches the natural perfection of all our experience, and all our lives, just as it is, without need of any alteration.

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Tuesday, 26 May 2015 00:00

Sky Dancer

Sky Dancer - The Secret Life and Songs of the Lady Yeshe Tsogyel — by Keith Dowman

Yeshe Tsogyal - consort of Guru Padmasambhava - is the most famous of the enlightened women of Tibet. One of the few texts dealing with the spiritual evolution of a female aspirant.

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Wednesday, 20 May 2015 00:00

Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen

Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen - A Commentary on the Quintessence of Spiritual Practice, the Direct Instructions of the Great Compassionate One — by Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche

This work contains Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche's teachings on a complete path to enlightenment, based on eight songs by the 17th century yogi and poet Karma Chagmey.

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Wednesday, 06 May 2015 00:00

White Lotus

White Lotus - An Explanation of the Seven-Line Prayer to Guru Padmasambhava — by Jamgon Mipham

The commentary translated in these pages is unusual and rare. But if the commentary is a rarity, its subject matter - the seven-line invocation of Padmasambhava - is one of the best-known prayers in the Tibetan Buddhist world.

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Thursday, 23 April 2015 17:35

Beacon of Certainty

Mipham's Beacon of Certainty - Illuminating the View of Dzogchen - the Great Perfection

Jamgon Mipham illuminates some essential points of Madhyamika philosophy according to the view of the Great Perfection (Dzogchen).

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Sunday, 19 April 2015 00:00

Tara the Liberator

Tara the Liberator - How to Free Your Mind — by Thubten Chodron

The female deity Tara embodies enlightenment, wisdom, and freedom from fear. When practitioners meditate on Tara, they uncover these qualities within themselves.

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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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Wednesday, 25 February 2015 16:41

The Great Treatise

The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment — by Tsongkhapa

This is one of the brightest jewels in the world's treasury of sacred literature. The various stages of the path are presented so clearly and systematically that they can be easily understood and are inspiring to put into practice. The wisdom found in the nearly 1200 pages of this work is truly astonishing and liberating.

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Wednesday, 25 February 2015 07:39

From Here to Enlightenment

From Here to Enlightenment - An Introduction to Tsongkhapa's Classic Text The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment — by Dalai Lama

Tsongkhapa's "Great Treatise" is one of the great classics of world spirituality. An encyclopedic work, it guides the reader from the contemplations of the novice to the most sublime meditations of the expert. This text distills all of the essential points of Tibetan Buddhism, clearly unfolding the entire Buddhist path to enlightenment.

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