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Sunday, 08 February 2015 19:19

Nagarjuna's Madhyamaka

Nagarjuna's Madhyamaka - A Philosophical Introduction — by Jan Westerhoff

In this book, Jan Westerhoff offers a systematic account of Nagarjuna's philosophical position. He reads Nagarjuna in his own philosophical context, but he does not hesitate to show that the issues of Indian and Tibetan Buddhist philosophy have at least family resemblances to issues in European philosophy.

Published in Dharma
Sunday, 08 February 2015 12:29

In Praise of Dharmadhatu

Nagarjuna's In Praise of Dharmadhatu - with 3rd Karmapa's commentary

This book explores the scope, contents, and significance of Nagarjuna's scriptural legacy in India and Tibet, focusing primarily on the title work. It also provides an overview of the Third Karmapa's basic outlook, based on seven of his major texts. Very finely tuned synthesis of the two great traditions of Indian mahayana Buddhism - Madhyamaka and Yogacara.

Published in Dharma
Saturday, 07 February 2015 21:00

Dispeller of Disputes

The Dispeller of Disputes - Nagarjuna's Vigrahavyavartani

A short work by the 2nd-century Indian Buddhist philosopher Nagarjuna. In this text, which is written in a lively question-and-answer style he addresses a number of objections (coming both from Buddhists and from non-Buddhists), which have been put forward against his theory of emptiness discussed in his main work - the Mulamadhyamakakarika . Essential work of Madhyamaka Buddhist philosophical literature.

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Saturday, 07 February 2015 10:57

Letter to a Friend

Nagarjuna's Letter to a Friend — with commentary by Kyabje Kangyur Rinpoche

Master Nagarjuna wrote this celebrated poem as a gift of advice to a South Indian king, and it has since become a monument in the Indian shastra tradition. It covers the entire Mahayana path, combining a practical approach to daily conduct with a theoretical exposition of the different stages leading to enlightenment.

Published in Dharma
Friday, 06 February 2015 22:50

Master of Wisdom

Master of Wisdom - Writings of the Buddhist Master Nagarjuna

An excellent introduction to Madhyamika. This book contains two hymns of praise to the Buddha, two treatises on Shunyata, and two works that clarify the connection of analysis, meditation, and moral conduct. Includes Tibetan verses in transliteration and critical editions of extant Sanskrit.

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Friday, 06 February 2015 13:20

Ocean of Reasoning

Ocean of Reasoning - A Great Commentary on Nagarjuna's Mulamadhyamakakarika — by Tsongkhapa

This is the most extensive and perhaps the deepest extant commentary on Nagarjuna's Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way (Mulamadhyamakakarika). It discusses alternative readings of the text and prior commentaries and provides a detailed exegesis, constituting a systematic presentation of Madhyamaka Buddhist philosophy.

Published in Dharma
Thursday, 05 February 2015 11:03

Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way

The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way - Nagarjuna's Mulamadhyamakakarika — translated and commented by Jay L. Garfield

Nagarjuna's greatest philosophical work - the Mulamadhyamakakarika - read and studied by philosophers in all major Buddhist schools of Tibet, China, Japan, and Korea - is one of the most influential works in the history of Indian philosophy. This accessible translation of the foundational text for all Mahayana Buddhism offers insight to all those interested in the nature of reality.

Published in Dharma
Wednesday, 04 February 2015 17:45

Naked Awareness

Naked Awareness - Practical Instructions on the Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen — by Karma Chagme - with commentary by Gyatrul Rinpoche, translated by B. Alan Wallace

Unusually elegant synthesis of the leading Tibetan approaches to Buddhist meditation.

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Tuesday, 03 February 2015 13:16

A Spacious Path to Freedom

A Spacious Path to Freedom - Practical Instructions on the Union of Mahamudra and Atiyoga — by Karma Chagme, with commentary by Gyatrul Rinpoche, translated by Alan B. Wallace.

This manual of Tibetan meditation simply and thoroughly presents the profound Dzogchen and Mahamudra systems of practice. It is incomparable introduction to the actual practice of higher meditative instructions.

Published in Dharma
Monday, 02 February 2015 20:04

Great Secret of Mind

The Great Secret of Mind - Special Instructions on the Nonduality of Dzogchen — by Tulku Pema Rigtsal, translated by Keith Dowman

Weaving in personal stories and everyday examples, Pema Rigtsal leads the reader to see that all phenomena are the spontaneous display of mind, a magical illusion, and yet there is something shining in the midst of experience that is naturally pure and spacious.

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