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Tuesday, 15 September 2015 00:00

Connected Discourses of the Buddha

The Connected Discourses of the Buddha - A New Translation of the Samyutta Nikaya  — by Bhikkhu Bodhi

Complete translation of the Samyutta Nikaya, containing all of the important suttas on such key Buddhist concepts as the Four Noble Truths, dependent origination, seven factors of enlightenment, and the Noble Eightfold Path.

Published in Dharma
Wednesday, 15 July 2015 00:00

Enlightened Courage

Enlightened Courage - An Explanation of the Seven-Point Mind Training — by Dilgo Khyentse

Condenses the path to Buddhahood into straight-forward practical instructions based on a famous text of slogans. This book enshrines the living experience and heart of two truly realized masters, translated by people who not only understand but also practice the teachings.

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Sunday, 12 July 2015 17:55

Mind Training

Mind Training — by Ringu Tulku

This work gives instructions for tonglen breathing practice that ties the concepts of lojong to the physical act of breathing. Focuses simply on giving up, self-cherishing, and transforming self-centered thinking into compassion, egoistic feelings into altruism, desire into acceptance, and resentment into joy.

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Saturday, 11 July 2015 17:31

Illusion's Game

Illusion's Game - The Life and Teaching of Naropa — by Chogyam Trungpa

In this work Trungpa tulku reveals how the spiritual path is a raw and rugged "unlearning" process that draws us away from the comfort of conventional expectations and conceptual attitudes toward a naked encounter with reality. He opens to Western students of Buddhism the path of devotion and surrender to the guru as the embodiment and representative of reality.

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Wednesday, 24 June 2015 00:00

Kindly Bent to Ease Us

Kindly Bent to Ease Us — by Longchenpa

Longchenpa offers a guide to enlightenment that begins with traditional reflections on the preciousness of a human existence, finite in time but unlimited in opportunities. The translator - Dr. H. V. Guenther - introduces each chapter with explications based on Longchenpa's own commentaries.

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Monday, 08 June 2015 09:23

Basking in the Sun

Old Man Basking in the Sun - Longchenpa's Treasury of Natural Perfection — by Keith Dowman

Through the precept 'nonaction' - which is savoured like 'an old man basking in the sun' - Dzogchen teaches the natural perfection of all our experience, and all our lives, just as it is, without need of any alteration.

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Tuesday, 26 May 2015 00:00

Sky Dancer

Sky Dancer - The Secret Life and Songs of the Lady Yeshe Tsogyel — by Keith Dowman

Yeshe Tsogyal - consort of Guru Padmasambhava - is the most famous of the enlightened women of Tibet. One of the few texts dealing with the spiritual evolution of a female aspirant.

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Wednesday, 20 May 2015 00:00

Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen

Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen - A Commentary on the Quintessence of Spiritual Practice, the Direct Instructions of the Great Compassionate One — by Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche

This work contains Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche's teachings on a complete path to enlightenment, based on eight songs by the 17th century yogi and poet Karma Chagmey.

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Wednesday, 06 May 2015 00:00

White Lotus

White Lotus - An Explanation of the Seven-Line Prayer to Guru Padmasambhava — by Jamgon Mipham

The commentary translated in these pages is unusual and rare. But if the commentary is a rarity, its subject matter - the seven-line invocation of Padmasambhava - is one of the best-known prayers in the Tibetan Buddhist world.

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Thursday, 23 April 2015 17:35

Beacon of Certainty

Mipham's Beacon of Certainty - Illuminating the View of Dzogchen - the Great Perfection

Jamgon Mipham illuminates some essential points of Madhyamika philosophy according to the view of the Great Perfection (Dzogchen).

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