Download e-book for kindle: The Life & Spiritual Songs of Milarepa by Thrangu Rinpoche

By Thrangu Rinpoche

ISBN-10: 1877294268

ISBN-13: 9781877294266

Milarepa was once one of many maximum Buddhist saints to have ever lived. His really good tale of attaining enlightenment in a single lifetime is likely one of the actually inspirational books in Buddhism. What Milarepa practiced, learned, and taught used to be Mahamudra, that's the most meditation of the Kagyu institution of Tibetan Buddhism. this custom has handed down orally from guru to disciple usually in terms of non secular songs. those songs are a distillation of a practitioner's life of meditation and illustrate the yogi's spontaneous awareness. As they're particularly concise and poetical, they typically want a remark to provide an explanation for the entire nuances of what they suggest. during this booklet, Thrangu Rinpoche stocks his knowledge at the existence and teachings of Milarepa via explaining which means of a sequence of ten religious songs from Milarepa's a hundred thousand Songs.

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Download e-book for iPad: The Wisdom of Forgiveness: Intimate Journeys and by Dalai Lama

By Dalai Lama

ISBN-10: 1573222771

ISBN-13: 9781573222778

The main intimate dialog but with the world's most renowned holy guy. whilst Victor Chan first visited the Dalai Lama within the Seventies, he assumed that, on the grounds that he's a member of the race chargeable for destroying Tibet, the Dalai Lama may deal with him with disdain. as a substitute, they constructed an in depth dating, out of which Victor was once capable of pose essentially the most own questions ever requested of or responded via the Dalai Lama. From the conversations within the knowledge of Forgiveness, we find less than which situations the Dalai Lama believes he should be able to violence; how the event of profound religious perception feels within the physique and brain; how he realized to like those that a person else might think about an enemy; what his own fears are; what the center of a holy guy feels like in scientific assessments; and the way a hugely constructed religious individual reviews ache. The knowledge of Forgiveness takes those acquaintances on trips from India to eire; from the previous Czechoslovakia to a pilgrimage to Buddhist holy websites. If you have ever questioned why we adore the Dalai Lama loads, this e-book makes it transparent via putting us within the presence of a superb being.

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Get The Life of Milarepa PDF

By Tsangnyon Heruka, Visit Amazon's Andrew Quintman Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Andrew Quintman, , Donald S. Lopez

ISBN-10: 0143106228

ISBN-13: 9780143106227

A new translation of the vintage biography of the main popular saint in Tibetan Buddhist heritage

The lifetime of Milarepa is likely one of the such a lot loved tales of the Tibetan humans and an exceptional literary instance of the contemplative existence. This biography, a dramatic story from a tradition now in difficulty, might be learn on numerous degrees. a private and relocating advent to Tibetan Buddhism, it's also a close consultant to the quest for liberation. It offers a quest for purification and buddhahood in one lifetime, tracing the trail of an exceptional sinner who grew to become an excellent saint. it's also a powerfully evocative narrative, filled with magic, miracles, suspense, and humor, whereas reflecting the spiritual and social lifetime of medieval Tibet.

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Download PDF by Khenchen Thrangu, Tashi Namgyal, Yeshe Gyamtso: The Ninth Karmapa's Ocean of Definitive Meaning

By Khenchen Thrangu, Tashi Namgyal, Yeshe Gyamtso

ISBN-10: 1559392029

ISBN-13: 9781559392020

The Ocean of Definitive Meaning by means of the 9th Karmapa (1556–1603) is the main profound and well-known textual content on Mahamudra ever written and is of significant value within the residing Kagyu culture. It deals an in depth, uniquely entire presentation of guideline on either the view and the perform. within the teachings contained during this booklet, Thrangu Rinpoche has distilled the essence of the 9th Karmapa's great textual content into practicable proportions and has given pointed counsel at the implementation of its guideline. in accordance with Thrangu Rinpoche, Mahamudra perform is mainly acceptable for Westerners and modern practitioners since it should be discovered within the context of almost any way of life. Mahamudra dissolves the bogus separation among phenomena and vacancy, revealing the radiant show of brain. The 9th Karmapa's textual content has usually been to be had in basic terms to complex scholars. besides the fact that, Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche has kindly consented to the booklet of those middle teachings at the textual content, which he gave within the context of a retreat he led in 2001 within the mountains of British Columbia for one hundred forty Western scholars. His compelling presentation offers lecturers and scholars with a scientific method of many of the maximum practices within the Kagyu culture. Thrangu Rinpoche's striking knowledge and perception make this new statement a peerless jewel within the canons of non secular literature.

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New PDF release: The Book of Kadam: The Core Texts

By Thupten Jinpa

ISBN-10: 0861714415

ISBN-13: 9780861714414

The Kadam tuition, which emerged from the lessons of the Indian grasp Atisha and his primary scholar, Dromtönpa, is respected for its useful program of the bodhisattva’s altruistic perfect in lifestyle. This booklet provides the booklet of Kadam’s middle texts, together with the 23-chapter Jewel Garland of Dialogues among Atisha and Dromtönpa, Dromtönpa’s Self-Exhortation, 4 chapters from Dromtönpa’s start tales, short verse summaries of the publication of Kadam, sayings of the Kadam masters, and different crucial writings.

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Get Prisoners of Shangri-La: Tibetan Buddhism and the West PDF

By Donald S. Lopez Jr.

ISBN-10: 0226493105

ISBN-13: 9780226493107

During this tremendous scholarly paintings, Lopez (Asian Languages and Cultures/Univ. of Michigan) warns his readers clear of romanticized visions of Tibet, which eventually damage that beleaguered nation's customers for independence. Buddhism, the faith of enlightenment, takes as its job the dispersal of human misconceptions of fact. it is just becoming that, within the wake of heightened renowned curiosity in Tibet, Lopez should still write a corrective to either confident and unfavourable misconceptions of Tibetan Buddhism. one of the resources of misinterpretation he notes are: mental interpretations of the Tibetan ebook of the lifeless; The 3rd Eye, by way of Englishman Cyril Hoskin, a stupendous (and renowned) story of Tibetan spirit ownership released in 1956; mistranslations of the well-known mantra, Om Mani Padme Hum; exhibitions of Tibetan paintings in Western museums; the institutionalization of the educational self-discipline of Tibetology; more and more ethereal spiritualizations of Tibetan tradition. What these types of acts of examining Tibetan Buddhism proportion, says Lopez, is an entire or partial put out of your mind for the concrete, dwelling contexts of Tibetan faith. components of Tibetan Buddhism turn into summary symbols onto which Western writers venture their very own non secular, mental, or specialist wishes. for instance, the mantra Om Mani Padme Hum, mistranslated as ``the jewel is within the lotus,'' is allegorized into an edifying image of conjoined opposites whilst, in truth, it truly is easily a prayerful invocation of the Buddhist god Avalokiteshvara. The irony is that Tibetans verify those Western misreadings in hopes of successful extra sympathy for his or her fight for independence. the risk, in line with Lopez, is that the total particularity of Tibet should be misplaced in ineffectual platitudes. he's offended approximately a number of the extra outrageous manglings of Tibetan trust and tradition; he can be relatively witty over the extra ridiculous functions by means of New Agers of ostensibly Tibetan ideals. As an interpreter of interpreters, Lopez features the following two times faraway from the particular faith of Tibet; readers should still procedure with a few previous wisdom of Buddhism.

Prisoners of Shangri-La is a provocative research of the romance of Tibet, a romance that, whilst it's invoked through Tibetan lamas residing in exile, finally imprisons those that search the target of Tibetan independence from chinese language occupation.

"Lopez lifts the veil on America's romantic imaginative and prescient of Tibet to bare a rustic and a religious background extra complicated and not more excellent than well known perceptions let. . . . vigorous and fascinating, Lopez's ebook increases vital questions about how jap religions are frequently co-opted, assimilated and misunderstood by means of Western culture."—Publishers Weekly

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