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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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Saturday, 21 February 2015 12:09

Buddha Nature

Buddha Nature - The Mahayana Uttaratantra Shastra — by Arya Maitreya via Asanga

This is one of the Five Treatises said to have been dictated to Asanga by the Bodhisattva Maitreya. Presents the Buddha's definitive teachings on how we should understand this ground of enlightenment and clarifies the nature and qualities of buddhahood.

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Sunday, 15 February 2015 19:38

Nagarjuna's Seventy Stanzas

Nagarjuna's Seventy Stanzas - A Buddhist Psychology of Emptiness — translated by David Ross Komito

This volume contains a translation of Seventy Stanzas - a fundamental work of Nagarjuna on the Madhyamika system of Buddhist philosophy, along with a commentary from the Prasangika viewpoint by Geshe Sonam Rinchen.

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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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Thursday, 12 February 2015 22:40

Elegant Sayings

Elegant SayingsNagarjuna's Staff of Wisdom  and Sakya Pandita's Precious Treasury of Elegant Sayings

The Indian Mahayana master Nagarjuna offers the practical wisdom of the Dharma in witty, thought-provoking, and uplifting verses that apply to all types of life situations. Expressing universal truths that remind us of basic human values, gives profound advice for daily life in truly elegant sayings, that remain readily in the mind.

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Tuesday, 10 February 2015 07:21

Sun of Wisdom

The Sun of Wisdom - Teachings on the Noble Nagarjuna's Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way  with Mipham's commentary — by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso

Using Nagarjuna's root text and the great modern master Ju Mipham's commentary as a framework - this work explains the most important verse from each chapter in the text in a style that illuminates for modern students both the meaning of these profound teachings and how to put them into practice in a way that benefits both oneself and others.

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Sunday, 08 February 2015 19:19

Nagarjuna's Madhymaka

Nagarjuna's Madhymaka - 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.

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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.

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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.

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