Saturday 24 August 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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Saturday, 31 January 2015 22:18

Practice of Mahamudra

The Practice of Mahamudra — The Teachings of His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche

Explanation of the five stages of Mahamudra. Probably the clearest presentation of Mahamudra meditation practice available in English.

The Mahamudra - Eliminating the Darkness of Ignorance — by 9th Karmapa Wangchug Dorje

One of the most famous expositions of the Mahamudra meditational system concerning the true nature of mind. Accompanying the root text is a commentary given orally by Beru Khyentze Rinpoche, based on the teachings of his guru - His Holiness the Sixteenth Karmapa.

Saturday, 31 January 2015 09:20

Healing With Form, Energy and Light

Healing With Form, Energy and Light - The Five Elements in Tibetan Shamanism, Tantra, and Dzogchen — by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

These Dzogchen teachings offers the reader healing meditations and yogic practices on each of these levels. This is a manual for replacing an anxious, narrow, uncomfortable identity with one that is expansive, peaceful, and capable.

Friday, 30 January 2015 20:37

The Lion's Roar

The Lion's Roar - An Introduction to Tantra — by Chögyam Trungpa

This book is based on two historic seminars of the 1970s, in which Chögyam Trungpa introduced the tantric teachings of Tibetan Buddhism to his Western students. Each seminar bore the title "The Nine Yanas". The author's nontheoretical, experiential approach opens up a world of fundamental psychological insights and subtleties. He speaks directly to a contemporary Western audience, using earthly analogies that place the ancient teachings in the midst of ordinary life.

Friday, 30 January 2015 10:59

Middle Beyond Extremes

Middle Beyond ExtremesMaitreya's Madhyantavibhaga - with commentaries by Khenpo Shenga and Ju Mipham

A classic exposition of the Mind-Only School of Mahayana Buddhism. Included are two commentaries which flesh out the terse root text and explore the underlying philosophical issues. This famed text, often referred to by its Sanskrit title - Madhyantavibhaga - is part of a collection known as the Five Maitreya Teachings.

Friday, 30 January 2015 05:03

Opening the Door to Bön

Opening the Door to Bön — by Nyima Dakpa

Bön is the ancient pre-Buddhist religion of Tibet, is still practiced today with a rapidly growing number of readers interested in the shamanism and magic that are part of its complete path to liberation. Full of practical and explicit instructions, this handbook for Westerners details the outer and inner fundamental Bön practices.

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