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Thursday, 28 May 2015 00:00

Tantric Techniques

Tantric Techniques — by Jeffrey Hopkins

The book offers a complete system of Tantric meditation, comparing the views of three seminal Tibetan authors on deity yoga, and on issues such as how to safeguard against psychological inflation and how to use negative emotions on the path.

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Saturday, 16 May 2015 00:00

Masters of Mahamudra

Masters of Mahamudra - Songs and Histories of the Eighty-Four Buddhist Siddhas — by Keith Dowman

These eighty-four masters - some historical, some archetypal - accomplished this practice in India where they lived between the eighth and twelfth centuries. Leading unconventional lives, the siddhas include some of the greatest Buddhist teachers - Tilopa, Naropa, and Marpa among them.

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Thursday, 14 May 2015 21:25

Pointing Out the Great Way

Pointing Out the Great Way - The Stages of Meditation in the Mahamudra Tradition — by Daniel P. Brown

This book is a spiritual manual that describes the Tibetan Buddhist meditation known as mahamudra from the perspective of the 'gradual path'. Represents the needed alternative by integrating material from a variety of root texts and practical manuals.

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Sunday, 26 April 2015 18:16

Speech of Delight

Speech of DelightMipham's Commentary on Santaraksita's Ornament of the Middle Way

Treasured dearly as "The Eyes of Ju Mipham Rinpoche" - this commentary is a key element in the curriculum of many of the monastic colleges in Tibet and South Asia. Simultaneously direct and profound, it displays the hallmarks of Mipham's accomplished authorship.

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Tuesday, 14 April 2015 20:25

Highest Yoga Tantra

Highest Yoga Tantra - An Introduction to the Esoteric Buddhism of Tibet — by Daniel Cozort

This extraordinary book clearly outlines and discusses the methods for transforming both body and mind through the highest forms of tantric practice.

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Tuesday, 10 March 2015 15:11

Balancing the Mind

Balancing the Mind - A Tibetan Buddhist Approach to Refining Attention — by B. Alan Wallace

This book explains the methods and experiences of Tibetan practitioners and compares these with investigations of consciousness by Western scientists and philosophers. Includes a translation of the classic discussion of methods for developing exceptionally high degrees of attentional stability and clarity by fifteenth-century Tibetan contemplative - Tsongkhapa.

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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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Friday, 06 March 2015 17:56

Inner Fire

The Bliss of Inner Fire - Heart Practice of the Six Yogas of Naropa — by Lama Yeshe

The author follows Je Tsongkhapa's (1357-1419 a.d.) text - Having the Three Convictions  - and introduces the renowned Six Yogas of Naropa, focusing mainly on the first of these six - the practice of "inner fire".

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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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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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