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Thursday, 07 May 2015 00:00

Luminous Essence

Luminous Essence - A Guide to the Guhyagarbha Tantra — by Ju Mipham

This is a complete introduction to the world of tantric thought and practice. Embodying the essence of tantric practice, this text has been a central scripture in Tibetan Buddhism for well over a thousand years.

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Saturday, 18 April 2015 00:00

Deity, Mantra, and Wisdom

Deity, Mantra, and Wisdom - Development Stage Meditation in Tibetan Buddhist Tantra — by Jigme Lingpa, Patrul Rinpoche, and Getse Mahapandita Tsewang Chokdrub

This book contains eloquent and inspiring classic writings that lay out the central trainings on the path of Tantra. In particular, the use of visualization and sound in meditation practice. The texts included here are among the most widely studied commentaries from the Tibetan tradition.

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Tuesday, 14 April 2015 20:25

Highest Yoga Tantra

Highest Yoga Tantra - An Introduction to the Esoteric Buddhism of Tibet — by Daniel Cozort

This extraordinary book clearly outlines and discusses the methods for transforming both body and mind through the highest forms of tantric practice.

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Sunday, 08 March 2015 22:22

Yoga Tantra

Yoga Tantra - Paths to Magical Feats — by Tsongkhapa - with a commentary by Dalai Lama, translated by Jeffrey Hopkins

This book explores "paths to magical feats" through a dedicated practice of Yoga Tantra. It builds upon the practice of deity yoga, in which a person joins one's own body, speech, mind and activities with the exalted body, speech, mind and activities of a supramundane being.

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Friday, 06 March 2015 17:56

Inner Fire

The Bliss of Inner Fire - Heart Practice of the Six Yogas of Naropa — by Lama Yeshe

The author follows Je Tsongkhapa's (1357-1419 a.d.) text - Having the Three Convictions  - and introduces the renowned Six Yogas of Naropa, focusing mainly on the first of these six - the practice of "inner fire".

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Friday, 27 February 2015 01:59

King of Tantras

Brilliant Illumination of the Lamp of the Five Stages - Practical Instructions in the King of Tantras - The Glorious Esoteric Community — by Tsongkhapa

The present work is the cornerstone of a Treasury of the Buddhist Sciences series. It is Tsongkhapa's most important commentary on the perfection stage practices of the Guhyasamaja - the Tantra he considered fundamental.

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Thursday, 26 February 2015 12:41

Introduction to Emptiness

Introduction to Emptiness - As Taught in Tsongkhapa's Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path  — by Guy Newland

This work explains, that emptiness is not a mystical sort of nothingness, but a specific truth that can and must be understood through calm and careful reflection. While the exposition is rich in technical detail and textual reference, it is absolutely accessible to the beginning student.

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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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Saturday, 21 February 2015 20:38

Uttara Tantra Shastra

The Uttara Tantra - A Treatise on Buddha Nature — A Commentary on The Uttara Tantra Shastra of Asanga - by Thrangu Rinpoche

A translation of the root text and a commentary of Maitreya's and Asanga's classic text, explaining Buddha nature. The Uttara Tantra is one of the main texts of the Mahayana path. It establishes that there is Buddha-nature in all sentient beings.

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Saturday, 14 February 2015 22:13

Guhyasamaja According to Nagarjuna

Path and Grounds of Guhyasamaja According to Arya Nagarjuna — by Yangchen Gawai Lodoe

This work by an eminent 18th century scholar is a brief but lucid and highly acclaimed treatise. It maps out the two stages of Guhyasamaja - 'king' of Highest Yoga Tantras. The work is presented here with a commentary by Geshe Lobsang Tsephel.

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