• Religion

Naked Awareness

Practical Instructions on the Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen
Author: Karma Chagme
Publisher: Shambhala
ISBN: 9781559398534
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
View: 6076
This is a 17th-century presentation of the union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen by Karma Chagme, one of the greatest partiarchs of Tibetan Buddism.

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A Spacious Path to Freedom

Practical Instructions on the Union of Mahamudra and Atiyoga
Author: Karma Chagme
Publisher: Shambhala
ISBN: 9781559398039
Category: Religion
Page: 240
View: 7448
This manual of Tibetan meditation simply and thoroughly presents the profound Dzogchen and Mahamudra systems of practice.

    • Philosophy

The Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen

A Commentary on the Quintessence of Spiritual Practice, the Direct Instructions of the Great Compassionate One by Karma Chagmey Rinpoche
Author: Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche,Chökyi Nyima,Erik Pema Kunsang
Publisher: Rangjung Yeshe Publications
ISBN: 9789627341215
Category: Philosophy
Page: 240
View: 7671
In simple and direct language, the Union of Mahamudra & Dzogchen contains Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche's teachings on a complete path to enlightenment, based on eight songs by the 17th century yogi and poet Karma Chagmey. As the first book by Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, a living master of the Practice Lineage, the Union serves as a forum for his subtle brilliance and humor, the trademark of his teaching style.

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Natural Liberation

Padmasambhava's Teachings on the Six Bardos
Author: Padmasambhava
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0861717244
Category: Religion
Page: 272
View: 1403
A perfect companion to the well-known Tibetan Book of the Dead. In life and in death, in meditation and in sleep, every transitional stage of consciousness, or bardo, provides an opportunity to overcome limitations, frustrations, and fears. The profound teachings in this book provide the under- standing and instruction necessary to turn every phase of life into an opportunity for uncontrived, natural liberation. Like the Tibetan Book of the Dead, Natural Liberation is a term, a "hidden treasure" attributed to the eighth-century master Padmasambhava. Gyatrul Rinpoche's lucid commentary accompanies the text, illuminating the path of awakening to the point of full enlightenment. Natural Liberation is an essential contribution to the library of both scholars and practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism.

    • Philosophy

Empowerment

Wishfulfilling Nectar to Delight the Worthy Offered in Reply to Questions on the Key Points of the Ripening Empowerments and the Mahamudra Path of Liberation
Author: Tsele Natsok Rangdrol,Erik Pema Kunsang
Publisher: Rangjung Yeshe Publications
ISBN: 9789627341154
Category: Philosophy
Page: 126
View: 6805
Empowerment and the Path of Liberation presents an in-depth clarification of the key points of Vajrayana by one of the most accomplished masters of 17th-century Tibet. The empowerment ritual is sometimes called the indispensable entrance door to Vajrayana Buddhism. It activates our natural right to an enlightened rule over our life and spiritual practice. Empowerment contains a wealth of instructions on all the key points of Buddhist training, particularly the path of liberation of Mahamudra and Dzogchen.

    • Religion

Luminous Clarity

A Commentary on Karma Chagme's Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen
Author: Karma Chagme,Khenchen Thrangu
Publisher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated
ISBN: 1559394528
Category: Religion
Page: 208
View: 6804
An accessible commentary by a popular and respected Tibetan Buddhist master opens the door for Westerners to Karma Chagme's classic text that integrates two of the great meditation systems of Tibet: Mahamudra and Dzogchen. This book grows out of an oral teaching that Khenchen Thrangu gave in Crestone, Colorado, on Karma Chagme's text Meaningful to Behold: The Essential Instructions of the Compassionate One on the Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen. Thrangu Rinpoche explains in lucid detail the advanced meditation practices of Mahamudra and Dzogchen and also their similarities and differences, including advice on how to safely perform some of the more advanced Dzogchen practices. Many chapters include his answers to questions from the audience, which give the book an intimate feeling.

    • Religion

Heart drops of dharmakaya

dzogchen practice of the Bon tradition
Author: Shardza Tashi Gyaltsen,Tenzin Namdak,Richard Dixey
Publisher: Snow Lion Pubns
ISBN: N.A
Category: Religion
Page: 163
View: 728
A complete Dzogchen meditation manual from the oldest Tibetan tradition.

    • Body, Mind & Spirit

Mouches Volantes


Author: Floco Tausin
Publisher: XinXii
ISBN: 3960282354
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 368
View: 4452
Mouches Volantes Eye Floaters as Shining Structure of Consciousness What are these dots and strands floating in our field of vision and becoming visible in bright light conditions? In ophthalmology they are known as »vitreous opacities«, also called »mouches volantes«. Patients in search for treatment are put off with the argument that the phenomenon is harmless and not effectively treatable. In this book, the author Floco Tausin introduces the radically opposite conclusion of the seer Nestor living in the Swiss Emmental: according to him, the »flying mosquitoes« are the first emergences of a shining structure formed by our consciousness; the mystical entering into this structure allows us human beings to become one with the picture. The reader will not only find a report of experiences in the form of a mystic tale in this ebook; he or she will also be exposed to the practical way of life and ecstasy techniques of the seer Nestor that are required to arrive at a novel and challenging wealth of knowledge: the fact that seeing mouches volantes is closely interconnected to our consciousness and its state of development. The book »Mouches Volantes« is a practical and entertaining companion for all those who choose to lead a life of conscious awareness.

    • Religion

The Ninth Karmapa's Ocean of Definitive Meaning


Author: Khenchen Thrangu
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1559397330
Category: Religion
Page: 152
View: 6712
The most in-depth and famed text on Mahamudra ever written, The Ocean of Definitive Meaning by the Ninth Karmapa offers a detailed, uniquely comprehensive presentation. Thrangu Rinpoche has distilled the essence of the Ninth Karmapa’s massive text and gives guidance in implementing the instructions. The availability of the translation of this text has traditionally been restricted to advanced students only. However, Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche has consented to the publication of these core teachings. He believes Mahamudra is especially appropriate for Westerners because it can be realized in the context of virtually any lifestyle, revealing the radiant display of mind.

    • Religion

The Union of Bliss and Emptiness

Teachings on the Practice of Guru Yoga
Author: The Dalai Lama
Publisher: Shambhala
ISBN: 9781559399173
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
View: 6972
Guru Yoga is an important aspect of the tantric practice of Mahayana Buddhism and the foundation on which the whole tantric structure is bui

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The Taboo of Subjectivity

Toward a New Science of Consciousness
Author: B. Alan Wallace
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198038603
Category: Religion
Page: 232
View: 321
This book takes a bold new look at ways of exploring the nature, origins, and potentials of consciousness within the context of science and religion. Alan Wallace draws careful distinctions between four elements of the scientific tradition: science itself, scientific realism, scientific materialism, and scientism. Arguing that the metaphysical doctrine of scientific materialism has taken on the role of ersatz-religion for its adherents, he traces its development from its Greek and Judeo-Christian origins, focusing on the interrelation between the Protestant Reformation and the Scientific Revolution. He looks at scientists' long term resistance to the firsthand study of consciousness and details the ways in which subjectivity has been deemed taboo within the scientific community. In conclusion, Wallace draws on William James's idea for a "science of religion" that would study the nature of religious and, in particular, contemplative experience. In exploring the nature of consciousness, this groundbreaking study will help to bridge the chasm between religious belief and scientific knowledge. It is essential reading for philosophers and historians of science, scholars of religion, and anyone interested in the relationship between science and religion.

    • Philosophy

Essential Teachings


Author: Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1556431929
Category: Philosophy
Page: 129
View: 4523
The teachings of the fourteenth Dalai Lama, recipient of the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize, are presented in two parts: "The Path of the Bodhisattva," concerning "the mind of awakening;" and "The Key of Madhyamika," specifically addressing the Western practitioner. Original. IP.

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The Unity of Mystical Traditions

The Transformation of Consciousness in Tibetan and German Mysticism
Author: Randall Studstill
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9047407210
Category: Religion
Page: 304
View: 6201
The book supports an ecumenical theory of mysticism through a comparative analysis of Tibetan Dzogchen and German mysticism. Using a systems model of consciousness as an interpretive framework, it shows how the distinct doctrines and practices of these two traditions function in parallal, equally transformative ways.

    • Religion

Buddhism with an Attitude

The Tibetan Seven-Point Mind Training
Author: B. Alan Wallace
Publisher: Shambhala
ISBN: 9781559398114
Category: Religion
Page: 288
View: 593
All of us have attitudes. Some of them accord with reality and serve us well throughout the course of our lives. Others are out of alignment with reality and cause us problems. Tibetan Buddhist practice isn't just sitting in silent meditation, it's developing fresh attitudes that align our minds with reality. Attitudes need adjusting, just like a spinal column that has been knocked out of alignment. In this book, B. Alan Wallace explains a fundamental type of Buddhist mental training which is designed to shift our attitudes so that our minds become pure wellsprings of joy instead of murky pools of problems, anxieties, fleeting pleasures, hopes, and frustrations. Wallace shows us the way to develop attitudes that unveil our full capacity for spiritual awakening. The author draws on his thirty-year training in Buddhism, physics, the cognitive sciences, and comparative religion to challenge readers to reappraise many of their assumptions about the nature of the mind and physical world. By explicitly addressing many practical and theoretical issues that uniquely face us in the modern world, Wallace brings this centuries-old practice into the twenty-first century.

    • Religion

Steps to the Great Perfection

The Mind-Training Tradition of the Dzogchen Masters
Author: Jigme Lingpa
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834840316
Category: Religion
Page: 192
View: 4898
The mind-training practices contained in the Dzogchen tradition of Tibetan Buddhism have never before been presented in the English language. The main text translated here, The Steps to Liberation, will be of great interest to Western practitioners, since its instructions are pithy and direct, and experiential rather than scholarly. The contemplations on core Buddhist principles like impermanence and karma, intended for beginning meditators, unfold as dramatic stories in which the meditator is to vividly imagine himself or herself as the main character who undergoes a sequence of experiences that result in transformative realizations. They distill the most essential teachings of the Buddha into a practical system that can be easily implemented in a daily meditation practice. At the same time, they bring together the most foundational Buddhist teachings with the profound methods of the Vajrayana (the esoteric teachings of Buddhist tantra). This is the hallmark of Dzogchen mind training and what sets it apart from other mind-training lineages.

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Creation and Completion

Essential Points of Tantric Meditation
Author: Jamgon Kongtrul
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0861718208
Category: Religion
Page: 208
View: 6961
Creation and Completion represents some of the most profound teachings of Jamgon Kongtrul (1813-99), one of the true spiritual and literary giants of Tibetan history. Though brief, it offers a lifetime of advice for all who wish to engage in-and deepen-the practice of tantric Buddhist meditation. The original text, beautifully translated and introduced by Sara Harding, is further brought to life by an in-depth commentary by the contemporary master Thrangu Rinpoche. Key Tibetan Buddhist fundamentals are quickly made clear, so that the reader may confidently enter into tantra's oft-misunderstood "creation" and "completion" stages. In the creation stage, practitioners visualize themselves in the form of buddhas and other enlightened beings in order to break down their ordinary concepts of themselves and the world around them. This meditation practice prepares the mind for engaging in the completion stage, where one has a direct encounter with the ultimate nature of mind and reality.

    • Philosophy

The New Buddhism

The Western Transformation of an Ancient Tradition
Author: James William Coleman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195152418
Category: Philosophy
Page: 272
View: 5348
In our multicultural society, faiths formerly seen as exotic have become attractive alternatives for people seeking more satisfying spiritual lives. This is especially true of Buddhism, which is the focus of constant media attention--thanks at least in part to celebrity converts and the popularity of the Dalai Lama. Following this recent trend in the West, author James Coleman argues that a new and radically different form of this ancient faith is emerging. Exploring the appeal of this exotic faith in postmodern society and questioning its future in a global consumer culture, The New Buddhism provides a thorough and fascinating guide to Western Buddhism today.

    • Religion

Dream Yoga and the Practice of Natural Light


Author: N.A
Publisher: Shambhala
ISBN: 9781559398190
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
View: 3677
In Dream Yoga and the Practice of Natural Light, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu gives instructions for developing clarity within the sleep and dream states. He goes beyond the practices of lucid dreaming that have been popularized in the West by presenting methods for guiding dream states that are part of a broader system for enhancing self-awareness called Dzogchen. In this tradition, the development of lucidity in the dream state is understood in the context of generating greater awareness for the ultimate purpose of attaining liberation. This revised and expanded edition includes additional material from a profound and personal Dzogchen book, which Chögyal Namkhai Norbu wrote over many years. This material deepens the first edition's emphasis on specific exercises to develop awareness within the dream and sleep states. Also included in this book is a text written by Mipham, the nineteenth-century master of Dzogchen, which offers additional insights into this extraordinary form of meditation and awareness.

    • Philosophy

The Quintessence of the Union of Mahamudra and Dzokchen

The Practical Instructions of the Noble Great Compassionate One, Chenrezik
Author: Karma Chakme Rinpoche,Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
Publisher: Ktd Publications
ISBN: 9781934608029
Category: Philosophy
Page: 327
View: 2265
"The Quintessence of the Union of Mahamudra and Dzokchen presents in a very concise and inclusive way all that an individual actually needs to practice in order to attain awakening. This style of presentation, in its brevity and directness, is appropriate for the present time because our mental afflictions are strong and life is short. We do not have time to waste." Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche The text, which is composed of eight songs, presents the quintessence of both mahamudra and dzokchen while celebrating their fundamental unity. Written in Karma Chakme's unique style of extreme simplicity and great profundity, it makes what is normally difficult to understand very easy and straightforward.

    • Religion

Penetrating Wisdom

The Aspiration of Samantabhadra
Author: The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
Publisher: Shambhala
ISBN: 9781559398565
Category: Religion
Page: 192
View: 8428
"Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche's explanations reveal that the entire path is contained in the words of this one short prayer... lively and humorous style."-Buddhadharma