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Sunday, 12 July 2015 17:41

Practice of Lojong

The Practice of Lojong - Cultivating Compassion Through Training the Mind — by Traleg Kyabgon

For many centuries Indian and Tibetan Buddhists have employed this collection of pithy, penetrating Dharma slogans to develop compassion, equanimity, loving kindness, and joy for others. Known as the Lojong - or mind-training - teachings, these slogans have been the subject of deep study, contemplation, and commentary by many great masters.

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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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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, 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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Wednesday, 15 April 2015 20:54

Unique Tenets

Unique Tenets of the Middle Way Consequence School — by Daniel Cozort

This work presents and analyzes the issues that separate that school from the other principals schools of Buddhism.

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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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Wednesday, 25 February 2015 07:39

From Here to Enlightenment

From Here to Enlightenment - An Introduction to Tsongkhapa's Classic Text The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment — by Dalai Lama

Tsongkhapa's "Great Treatise" is one of the great classics of world spirituality. An encyclopedic work, it guides the reader from the contemplations of the novice to the most sublime meditations of the expert. This text distills all of the essential points of Tibetan Buddhism, clearly unfolding the entire Buddhist path to enlightenment.

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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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Friday, 30 January 2015 20:37

The Lion's Roar

The Lion's Roar - An Introduction to Tantra — by Chögyam Trungpa

This book is based on two historic seminars of the 1970s, in which Chögyam Trungpa introduced the tantric teachings of Tibetan Buddhism to his Western students. Each seminar bore the title "The Nine Yanas". The author's nontheoretical, experiential approach opens up a world of fundamental psychological insights and subtleties. He speaks directly to a contemporary Western audience, using earthly analogies that place the ancient teachings in the midst of ordinary life.

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Wednesday, 28 January 2015 13:01

Buddhism for Beginners

Buddhism for Beginners — by Thubten Chodron

This user’s guide to Buddhist basics takes the most commonly asked questions - beginning with "What is the essence of the Buddha's teachings?" - and provides simple answers in plain English. This is an ideal first book on the subject for anyone, but it's also a wonderful resource for seasoned students.

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