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Snow Lion Publications was inspired by a meeting with the Dalai Lama, and devoted to the preservation of Tibetan Buddhism and culture. Snow Lion is publishing translations from all the schools of Tibetan Buddhism, academic as well as popular titles, particularly monastic textbooks from the various traditions.
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The Three Vehicles of Buddhism

by Ringu Tulku

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Ringu Tulku, renowned for both his insight and his Western-friendly style, has produced a breathtaking overview of the Buddhist path that embraces all three traditional Buddhist yanas or spiritual paths. He weaves a dynamic synergy that reveals the vital role of each path in the attainment of genuine realization. Bringing the teachings back repeatedly to the reader's own experience, Ringu Tulku both educates and inspires, connecting the Dharma's profundity with the spirit of the Buddha's awakening. Daring Steps Toward Fearlessness draws on several venerable sources, ranging from the Buddha's earliest teachings to a Vajrayana text by the yogi known as Crazy Khyentse. Ringu Tulku brilliantly takes us from the most basic meditation practice to the rarefied realm of Mahamudra, touching on a dazzling range of teachings and techniques along the way.

280 pages, paper.

by Daniel Cozort

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

- Part One discusses the practices common to sutra and tantra.
- Part Two presents the generation stage of Highest Yoga Tantra.
- Part Three covers the entirety of the completion stage yogas (i.e., physical isolation, verbal isolation, mental isolation, illusory body, clear light, and union).
- Part Four compares the Kalachakra and Guhyasamaja stages of completion.

Remarkable for its definitive clarity, this exposition of the stages of Highest Yoga Tantra is the first of its kind in the English language and a must for anyone interested in these highest tantras.

200 pages, paper.

The Golden Lineage Treasury

translated by Khenpo Konchog Gyaltsen Rinpoche

Snow Lion

For inspiration, Buddhists turn to the life stories of how the great masters of their lineage struggled with their circumstances and achieved enlightenment. This important and very readable volume tells the extraordinary tales of the greatest teachers of the Kagyu, the lineage with the widest following in the U.S. These wonderful stories of miracles, great feats, and transcendence make for a fascinating, meaningful read.

Presenting the life stories of several enlightened masters including Tilopa, Naropa, Marpa, Milarepa, Gampopa, and others, The Great Kagyu Masters is part biography, part religious history, and part insight into principles and teachings of this dynamic path of Tibetan Buddhism.

278 pages, paper.

by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

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Dzogchen, or the path of Total Perfection, is the essence of Tibetan Buddhism; it is not a religion, tradition, or philosophy. As Chogyal Namkhai Norbu says, "Dzogchen is the path of self-liberation that enables one to discover one's true nature. Dzogchen is the reality of our true condition, not only the name of a teaching. Dzogchen is our own totally self-perfected state. In Dzogchen, the teacher gives you methods for discovering that true condition." Through these concise, clear, direct, and precise explanations and instructions, Namkhai Norbu makes these profound teachings accessible to everyone. All the chapters contain beneficial instructions for both beginning and advanced students regardless of which tradition they may follow, and insights into the genuine meaning of important subjects related to Sutra, Tantra, and Dzogchen.

168 pages, paper.

The Twelve Links of Dependent Arising

by Geshe Sonam Rinchen, trans. & ed. by Ruth Sonam

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We all want to find happiness and be free from suffering. Happiness comes from positive mental states and actions, and suffering from the opposite. The twelve-part process of dependent arising shows how actions underlain by ignorance propel us from one rebirth into another, keeping us trapped in suffering, and how through understanding reality correctly we can break this cycle. The four noble truths, the twelve links of dependent arising, and the two truths regarding conventional and ultimate reality, all interrelated, form the very core of the Buddha's teaching.

This oral teaching by Geshe Sonam Rinchen is based on the Rice Seedling Sutra and the twenty-sixth chapter of Nagarjuna's Treatise on the Middle Way.

160 pages, paper.

translated, edited and introduced by Glenn H. Mullin

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The Tibetan tradition known as the Six Yogas of Naropa is one of the most popular tantric systems with all schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Structured and arranged by the 11th-century Indian masters Tilopa and Naropa from various Buddhist tantric legacies, this system of yogic practice was carried to Tibet by Marpa the Translator a generation later. These six yogas - inner heat, illusory body, clear light, consciousness transference, forceful projection, and bardo yoga. The book on the Six Yogas contains important texts on this esoteric doctrine, including original Indian works by Tilopa and Naropa, writings by great Tibetan lamas, practice manual on the Six Yogas, as well as other works that discuss the practices, their context, and the historical continuity of this important tradition.

176 pages, paper.

A Guide to the Attainment of Wisdom

by Anyen Rinpoche

Snow Lion

An illuminating look at key aspects of Tibetan Buddhist practice, of interest to many practitioners, is presented in this practical and interesting book. Through demonstrating the interrelationship of the outer, inner, and secret teachings and a textual analysis of the words of four renowned Dzogchen yogis, it makes clear that the practice of Bodhichitta is a necessary aspect of every practice within Tibetan Buddhism. Unlike other books that present either the teachings of Bodhichitta or the teachings of Dzogchen as their own system of practice, this book presents them not even as complementary practices, but as a deconstructed inner and outer which are fundamentally intertwined.

256 pages, paper.

by David Jackson and Janice Jackson

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The only book available that gives detailed descriptions of the techniques and principles of the art of Tibetan scroll painting, Tibetan Thangka Painting is the distillation of research carried out over a period of ten years, collected during five journeys to Nepal and India, and compiled from some twenty traditional painters.

208 pp., 8.25" x 11", lavishly illustrated.

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