Monday 26 February 2018

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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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Monday, 09 January 2017 16:37

Dharmadharmatavibhanga

Distinguishing Phenomena From Their Intrinsic Nature - Maitreya's Dharmadharmatavibhanga  — with commentaries by Khenpo Shenga and Ju Mipham

Outlining the difference between appearance and reality, this work shows that the path to awakening involves leaving behind the inaccurate and limiting beliefs we have about ourselves and the world around us and opening ourselves to the limitless potential of our true nature.

Saturday, 07 January 2017 07:03

Fundamental Mind

Fundamental Mind - The Nyingma View of the Great Completeness — by Mipham Gyatso

Khetsun Sangpo Rinbochay provides an illuminating, expansive, and practical commentary on Mi-pam-gya-tso's incisive work on the Great Completeness view of ultimate reality, called The Meaning of Fundamental Mind, Clear Light.

Monday, 02 January 2017 10:09

Guhyagarbha Tantra

The Guhyagarbha Tantra - Secret Essence Definitive Nature Just As It Is — by Longchenpa

This Secret Essence Tantra is the most advanced and extensively studied tantra within the Nyingma lineage. The author includes complete explanations of the peaceful and wrathful mandalas as well as practical instructions needed to attain the four states of vidyadharahood.

Sunday, 01 January 2017 20:39

Introduction to Dzogchen

The Four-Themed Precious Garland - An Introduction to Dzogchen — by Longchenpa

An exposition on the "Four Themes of Gampopa" - the author of the Jewel Ornament of Liberation.  It includes a survey of the nine vehicles to Enlightenment as travelled progressively through the sutra, tantra and Dzogchen modes of approach, as well as a description of the goal.

Thursday, 29 December 2016 08:34

Brilliant Moon

Brilliant Moon - The Autobiography of Dilgo Khyentse

Through lively anecdotes and stories this highly revered Buddhist meditation master and scholar tells about his life of study, retreat, and teaching. The book also comprises recollections by his family and many prominent teachers.

Wednesday, 28 December 2016 22:12

Lama Chopa

Rimey Lama Chopa - A Tibetan Rimey Tantric Feast — by Dilgo Khyentse

A Rite to Invoke the Supreme Nectar of Wisdom. A liturgical guruyoga text encompassing all stages of the Path to Enlightenment, with special emphasis on the Eight Chariots Rime lineages.

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