Wednesday 20 February 2019

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Buddhism

Shakyamuni

Do not believe in anything
simply because you have heard it.

Do not believe in anything
simply because it is spoken and rumored by many.

Do not believe in anything
simply because it is found written in your religious books.

Do not believe in anything
merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.

Do not believe in traditions
because they have been handed down for many generations.

But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.

~ The Buddha [Kalama Sutra]

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Manly P. Hall

Manly P. Hall 1929
Manly Palmer Hall
(18 March 1901 - 29 August 1990)

A world-renowned authority on philosophy, comparative religion and the esoteric doctrines of antiquity.

Founded the Philosophical Research Society in 1934 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the ensoulment of all arts, sciences, and crafts.

He was a Canadian-born author and mystic.

He is perhaps most famous for his work -
The Secret Teachings of All Ages — An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy , published in 1928 at the age of 26, which is widely regarded as his magnum opus.

On 8th December 1973, he was recognized as a 33 degree Mason (the highest honor conferred by the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite) - at a ceremony held at PRS - despite never being initiated into the physical craft.

In his over 70-year career, Mr. Hall authored more than 150 books and essays, and delivered over 8000 lectures in the U.S. and abroad, in his multi-faceted role as a teacher of the universal laws through which the creating principle manifests itself.

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Sunday, 07 October 2018 20:44

Dzogchen Ngondro

Ngondro Commentary - Instructions for the Concise Preliminary Practices of the New Treasure of Dudjom

A practical and accessible guide for students to use in directly engaging the preliminary practices, which establish the foundation for the entire Vajrayana path.

Wednesday, 03 October 2018 14:00

Buddhist Practice

Gates to Buddhist Practice - Essential Teachings of a Tibetan Master — by Chagdud Tulku

Presents traditional Tibetan Buddhist wisdom, offering methods for reducing anger, attachment, ignorance, jealousy and pride, and effortless meditation.

Friday, 28 September 2018 09:02

Buddhist Philosophy

Buddhist Philosophy - Essential Readings — by William Edelglass and Jay L. Garfield

This work collects important philosophical texts from each major Buddhist tradition. An ideal single book for an intermediate or advanced course in Buddhist philosophy.

Monday, 24 September 2018 02:20

Masters of Awareness

A Marvelous Garland of Rare Gems - Biographies of Masters of Awareness in the Dzogchen Lineage — by Nyoshul Khenpo

This work maps out the heart of all the lines of transmission of Dzogpachenpo from the primordial Buddha to the present day.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 14:47

Death and Afterlife

Travels in the Netherworld - Buddhist Popular Narratives of Death and the Afterlife in Tibet — by Bryan J. Cuevas

This study offers innovative perspectives on popular religion in Tibet and fills a gap in an important field of Tibetan literature.

Sunday, 16 September 2018 06:54

Jewel Ladder

The Jewel Ladder - A Preliminary Nyingma Lamrim — by Gyurme Dorjee

This commentary by Khamtrul Rinpoche given in simple and lucid language unravels the gist of Rin-chen them-skas.

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