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Saturday, 30 May 2015 21:23

Natural Perfection

Natural Perfection - Longchenpa's Radical Dzogchen — by Keith Dowman

This work presents the radical precepts of Dzogchen, pointing the way to absolute liberation from conceptual fetters and leading the practitioner to a state of pure, natural integration into one's true being. Transcending the Tibetan context or even the confines of Buddhist tradition, Longchen Rabjam delivers a manual full of practical wisdom.

Published in Dharma
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.

Published in Dharma
Saturday, 16 May 2015 12:40

Song of Karmapa

Song of Karmapa - The Aspiration of the Mahamudra of True Meaning - by Lord Rangjung Dorje — with commentary by Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche

Reading this song points out the ultimate transmission - the realization of our innate wisdom.

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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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Friday, 08 May 2015 00:00

Essence of Clear Light

Essence of Clear Light - An Overview of the Secret Commentary Thorough Dispelling of Darkness throughout the Ten Directions  — by Jamgon Mipham, translated by Lama Chonam & Sangye Khandro.

This commentary on the Secret Essence by Mipham Rinpoche illuminates all the crucial points of the entire path of Secret Mantra Vajrayana.

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Wednesday, 06 May 2015 00:00

Distinguishing Phenomena and Pure Being

Maitreya's Distinguishing Phenomena and Pure Being — with commentary by Mipham

Detailed analysis of how ordinary, confused consciousness can be transformed into wisdom. Easy-to-follow instructions guide the reader through the profound meditation that gradually brings about this transformation.

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Sunday, 19 April 2015 00:00

Tara the Liberator

Tara the Liberator - How to Free Your Mind — by Thubten Chodron

The female deity Tara embodies enlightenment, wisdom, and freedom from fear. When practitioners meditate on Tara, they uncover these qualities within themselves.

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Saturday, 18 April 2015 00:00

Deity, Mantra, and Wisdom

Deity, Mantra, and Wisdom - Development Stage Meditation in Tibetan Buddhist Tantra — by Jigme Lingpa, Patrul Rinpoche, and Getse Mahapandita Tsewang Chokdrub

This book contains eloquent and inspiring classic writings that lay out the central trainings on the path of Tantra. In particular, the use of visualization and sound in meditation practice. The texts included here are among the most widely studied commentaries from the Tibetan tradition.

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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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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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