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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.

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.

Published in Dharma
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 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.

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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.

Published in Dharma
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
Sunday, 01 February 2015 14:54

Introduction to the Middle Way

Introduction to the Middle WayChandrakirti's Madhyamakavatara

This work presents an adventure into the heart of Buddhist wisdom through the Madhyamika, or Middle Way - teachings, which are designed to take the ordinary intellect to the limit of its powers and then show that there is more.

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Saturday, 31 January 2015 22:18

Practice of Mahamudra

The Practice of Mahamudra — The Teachings of His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche

Explanation of the five stages of Mahamudra. Probably the clearest presentation of Mahamudra meditation practice available in English.

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The Mahamudra - Eliminating the Darkness of Ignorance — by 9th Karmapa Wangchug Dorje

One of the most famous expositions of the Mahamudra meditational system concerning the true nature of mind. Accompanying the root text is a commentary given orally by Beru Khyentze Rinpoche, based on the teachings of his guru - His Holiness the Sixteenth Karmapa.

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