The Hidden Life of the Sixth Dalai LamaThe Hidden Life of the Sixth Dalai Lama



This is the first English translation of a Dalai Lama's biography, and is highly significant for the historical study of the Gaden Phodrang period, around the turn of the seventeenth century.

Author: Simon Wickham-Smith

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739150535

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This is the first English translation of a Dalai Lama's biography, and is highly significant for the historical study of the Gaden Phodrang period, around the turn of the seventeenth century. It is not only a biography, but a historical narrative of a legendary character, and illustrates the nature and understanding of Tibetan hagiographical and mystical literature within a sociopolitical context.

Buddhism Christianity and the Question of CreationBuddhism Christianity and the Question of Creation



... this body] must still be the dharma and adharma done previously by them from
[the time of] saṃsāra without beginning [in time] . ... The XIVth Dalai Lama,
Beyond Dogma, op. cit. ... I 46:1–3, in Summa contra gentiles (= ScG) II:31–9, in
the commentary on Aristotle's Physics In octo libros Physicorum Aristotelis
expositio, lib.

Author: Perry Schmidt-Leukel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351954372

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Is the world created by a divine creator? Or is it the constant product of karmic forces? The issue of creation was at the heart of the classic controversies between Buddhism and Hindu Theism. In modern times it can be found at the centre of many polemical debates between Buddhism and Christianity. Is this the principal barrier that separates Buddhism from Christianity and other theistic religions? The contributions to Part One explore the various aspects of traditional and contemporary Buddhist objections against the idea of a divine creator as well as Christian possibilities to meet the Buddhist critique. Part Two asks for the potential truth on both sides and suggests a surprising way that the barrier might be overcome. This opens a new round of philosophical and theological dialogue between these two major traditions with challenging insights for both. Contributors: José I. Cabezón, John P. Keenan, Armin Kreiner, Aasulv Lande, John D'Arcy May, Eva K. Neumaier, Perry Schmidt-Leukel, Ernst Steinkellner.

Acta Ethnographica Academiae Scientiarum HungaricaeActa Ethnographica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae



... nach dem Tode , der Schicksale der Verstor . benen , sind in unseren
Sammlungen meist durch Bildwerke vertreten , die als Samsara - Cakra ( tib . ...
Byang - tschub - sems - dpa ) Padmapâni , der sich in den Dalai - Lamas
inkarniert und die Schutzgottheit Tibets darstellt , verkörpert den ... Il libro
Tibetano dei morti .

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Steps on the Path to EnlightenmentSteps on the Path to Enlightenment



This, the third volume in the Steps on the Path to Enlightenment series, explores the path of the Bodhisattvas.

Author: Lhundub Sopa

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861714827

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This, the third volume in the Steps on the Path to Enlightenment series, explores the path of the Bodhisattvas. The in-depth text explains what distinguishes the Mahayana practitioner from all other Buddhists by describing Bodhicitta, the process through which one attains enlightenment as a means to benefit others. This remarkable title also details the first four of the six Bodhisattva perfections.

The Way of AwakeningThe Way of Awakening



The Way of Awakening is without question the most comprehensive single commentary on this text available. Expounded by an accomplished scholar and deeply realized meditator, it is a resource for a lifetime of study.

Author: Tobden (Geshe Yeshe)

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861714940

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One of the great classics of Buddhist literature, the Bodhicharyavatara, or Way of the Bodhisattva, is required reading for understanding Tibetan Buddhism. His Holiness the Dalai Lama considers it a seminal influence in his life and work and repeatedly stresses the benefits of its study. Presented in the form of a personal meditation in verse, it outlines the path of the bodhisattvas—those who renounce the peace of their own salvation, vowing instead to attain enlightenment for the sake of all others. The Way of Awakening is without question the most comprehensive single commentary on this text available. Expounded by an accomplished scholar and deeply realized meditator, it is a resource for a lifetime of study. Chapter by chapter and verse by verse, it maps the Bodhicharyavatara, helping us to deepen our understanding of its teachings and apply them to our lives.

Universal LoveUniversal Love



This is truly a book for everyone, and probably one of the most important to have among your Buddhist book collection.

Author: Lama Yeshe

Publisher: Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive

ISBN: 9781891868399

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This is truly a book for everyone, and probably one of the most important to have among your Buddhist book collection. By pulling together some of Lama Yeshe’s introductory teachings on Buddhism, meditation, compassion and emptiness, and combining them with the definitive explanation of tantra, this one valuable volume will inspire students to go more deeply into the Yoga Method of Buddha Maitreya–a tantric practice. Lama helps us to understand all the ways we can use meditation to develop transformation and gain transcendent experiences. It’s still important to find a fully-qualified teacher like Lama or seek out a group deity yoga retreat, but this new offering from the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive is a very good explanation of Universal Love. Highly recommended. - Mandala Magazine This book is made possible by kind supporters of the Archive who, like you, appreciate how we make these teachings freely available in so many ways, including in our website for instant reading, listening or downloading, and as printed and electronic books. Our website offers immediate access to thousands of pages of teachings and hundreds of audio recordings by some of the greatest lamas of our time. Our photo gallery and our ever-popular books are also freely accessible there. Please help us increase our efforts to spread the Dharma for the happiness and benefit of all beings. You can find out more about becoming a supporter of the Archive and see all we have to offer by visiting us online! Thank you so much, and please enjoy this ebook.

The Four Noble TruthsThe Four Noble Truths



The first step toward a solid foundation in Buddhist thought! The Foundationf Buddhist Thought series is the curriculum of a popular course developed byhe teacher Geshe Tashi Tsering especially for his Western students.

Author: Tashi Tsering

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861712700

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The first step toward a solid foundation in Buddhist thought! The Foundationf Buddhist Thought series is the curriculum of a popular course developed byhe teacher Geshe Tashi Tsering especially for his Western students. Thisolume, the first of four, presents the Buddha's well-known Four Noble Truths,hich summarize the fundamentals of the Buddhist worldview. Indeed, theyrovide an essential framework within which to understand all of the othereachings within Buddhism.

Introduction to TantraIntroduction to Tantra



This introduction recognizes and explains how to channel the powerful energies aroused by human desires, and how to transform lives with them.

Author: Thubten Yeshe

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861711628

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This introduction recognizes and explains how to channel the powerful energies aroused by human desires, and how to transform lives with them.

Practicing the PathPracticing the Path



The text is particularly well edited and is a pleasure to read, and will be an excellent resource for those studying and meditating on the lamrim, the steps on the path to enlightenment.

Author: Rinpoche Yangsi

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861713462

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Practicing the Path is a complete commentary on Tibetan Buddhism's Lamrim Chenmo in a single volume. Yangsi Rinpoche, a thirty-something tulku who has spent the last several years in Madison, Wisconsin, gave these teachings to a group of Western students over a month-long period a few years ago in Dharamsala, India. While having the full training of a Tibetan scholar, Rinpoche uses Western metaphors and demonstrates an appreciation for the Western mind. The text is particularly well edited and is a pleasure to read, and will be an excellent resource for those studying and meditating on the lamrim, the steps on the path to enlightenment. The Lamrim Chenmo is a comprehensive overview of the entire path to enlightenment, superimposing the essential principles of renunciation, bodhicitta, and the pure view of emptiness. It is unique in combining scriptural authority and perfect logic in order to clarify all doubts on the path. The author's deep knowledge of the traditional teachings and his ability to elucidate them in contemporary language and form provide a unique opportunity for readers to refine their understanding and develop their practice.

Natural RadianceNatural Radiance



Join Lama Surya Das as your trusted guide to help you awaken to the sky like nature of mind what is known in Tibetan as rigpa, or total and pure presence. ''this is the time of Dzogchen,'' says Lama Surya Das, ''when we most need this ...

Author: Lama Surya Das

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781458785329

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One moment of total awareness is one moment of perfect enlightenment.'' This is the ultimate insight of Dzogchen, or ''the Great Perfection,'' the pinnacle teaching of Tibetan Buddhism. With his previous bestselling books including Awakening the Buddha Within, American-born Tibetan Buddhist teacher Lama Surya Das has taught millions about the innate wakefulness and liberation that can be our natural ways of being. Now, with Natural Radiance, he offers his first complete daily practice program for the personal experience of the ''swift and direct path'' of Dzogchen. Dzogchen affirms that we are all Buddhas by nature infinitely open, luminous, compassionate, wise, and free. This profound realization, say the teachings, cannot be understood intellectually or studied mentally, but it can be passed from teacher to student through the spoken word. With Natural Radiance, you can now learn these time - honored practices as they have been shared for centuries through direct transmission from an accomplished master of the tradition. Join Lama Surya Das as your trusted guide to help you awaken to the sky like nature of mind what is known in Tibetan as rigpa, or total and pure presence. ''this is the time of Dzogchen,'' says Lama Surya Das, ''when we most need this immediate teaching of the inherent perfection of being the natural state of enlightenment.'' Includes CD with seven guided Dzogchen techniques.

BuddhismBuddhism



In this clear introduction to Buddhism, Keith Yandell and Harold Netland lay out the central metaphysical claims of this significant world religion and then offer a concluding chapter which offers an honest comparison with Christianity.

Author: Harold Netland

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830838554

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In this clear introduction to Buddhism, Keith Yandell and Harold Netland lay out the central metaphysical claims of this significant world religion and then offer a concluding chapter which offers an honest comparison with Christianity.