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Saturday, 07 March 2015 22:07

Final Exposition of Wisdom

Tsongkhapa's Final Exposition of Wisdom — by Jeffery Hopkins

This book presents the final exposition of special insight by Tsongkhapa on the object of negation and on the two truths. It brilliantly explicates ignorance and wisdom, explains relationship between dependent-arising and emptiness, shows how to meditate on emptiness, and explains what it means to view phenomena as like illusions.

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Tuesday, 03 March 2015 23:17

Three Inspirations

The Six Yogas of Naropa - Tsongkhapa's commentary entitled A Book of Three Inspirations - A Treatise on the Stages of Training in the Profound Path of Naro's Six Dharmas  commonly referred to as the Three Inspirations — translated by Glenn C. Mullin

These Six Yogas represent one of the most popular Tibetan Buddhist presentations of yogic technology to come from India to Tibet.

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Saturday, 28 February 2015 23:42

Self, Reality and Reason

Self, Reality and Reason in Tibetan Philosophy - Tsongkhapa's Quest for the Middle Way — by Thupten Jinpa

The work explores the historical and intellectual context of Tsongkhapa's philosophy and addresses the critical issues related to questions of development and originality in Tsongkhapa's thought.

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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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Wednesday, 25 February 2015 07:39

From Here to Enlightenment

From Here to Enlightenment - An Introduction to Tsongkhapa's Classic Text The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment — by Dalai Lama

Tsongkhapa's "Great Treatise" is one of the great classics of world spirituality. An encyclopedic work, it guides the reader from the contemplations of the novice to the most sublime meditations of the expert. This text distills all of the essential points of Tibetan Buddhism, clearly unfolding the entire Buddhist path to enlightenment.

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Tuesday, 24 February 2015 16:15

Ornament of the Middle Way

The Ornament of the Middle Way (Madhyamakalamkara) - A Study of the Madhyamaka Thought of Shantarakshita — by James Blumenthal

This work is among the most important Mahayana Buddhist philosophical treatises to emerge on the Indian subcontinent. It is considered to be the quintessential exposition, or root text, of the school of Buddhist philosophical thought known in Tibet as Yogacara-Svatantrika-Madhyamaka.

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Sunday, 22 February 2015 20:52

Universal Vehicle

The Universal Vehicle Discourse Literature (Mahayanasutralamkara) — by Maitreya & Asanga, with commentary by Vasubandhu

Translated from Sanskrit, Tibetan, and Chinese - the present work contains a fully annotated, critical English rendition of the Discourse Literature along with its commentary (bhasya) by Asanga's brother - Vasubandhu.

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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 Maitreya and Asanga

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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