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DARING STEPS TOWARD FEARLESSNESS:
The Three Vehicles of Buddhism
by Ringu Tulku
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.
HIGHEST YOGA TANTRA
by Daniel Cozort
book clearly outlines and discusses the methods for transforming
both body and mind through the highest forms of tantric practice.
One discusses the practices common to sutra and tantra.
- Part Two presents the generation stage of Highest Yoga
- 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
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.
THE GREAT KAGYU MASTERS:
The Golden Lineage Treasury
translated by Khenpo Konchog Gyaltsen Rinpoche
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.
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
278 pages, paper.
by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
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.
HOW KARMA WORKS:
The Twelve Links of Dependent Arising
by Geshe Sonam Rinchen, trans. & ed. by Ruth Sonam
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.
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.
THE PRACTICE OF THE SIX YOGAS OF NAROPA
translated, edited and introduced by Glenn H. Mullin
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
176 pages, paper.
THE UNION OF DZOGCHEN AND BODHICHITTA:
A Guide to the Attainment of Wisdom
by Anyen Rinpoche
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
256 pages, paper.
TIBETAN THANGKA PAINTING: Methods and Materials
by David Jackson and Janice Jackson
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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