Download Religions of Tibet in Practice (Princeton Readings in by Donald S. Lopez Jr. PDF

By Donald S. Lopez Jr.

Religions of Tibet in perform is a landmark paintings, the 1st significant anthology at the subject ever produced. It provides a beautiful array of works (hagiographies, pilgrimage publications, prayers, money owed of visits to hell, epics, consecration manuals, sermons, and exorcism texts) that jointly supply an extraordinary view of the realities of these who've inhabited the Tibetan cultural area over the centuries. the amount offers a wealth of voices that jointly bring about a brand new and extra nuanced figuring out of the religions of Tibet. The thirty-six chapters are testimony to the mammoth scope of spiritual perform within the Tibetan international, previous and current, supplying works heretofore unknown. The chapters are equipped thematically lower than 5 headings: money owed of Time and position, extraordinary Lives, Rites and strategies, Prayers and Sermons, and working with loss of life and different Demons. They juxtapose fabrics from diversified sects, old classes, and nation-states in an try and develop the diversity of what we comprehend the non secular practices of Tibet to surround. each one bankruptcy includes a translation and a considerable but available advent by means of a number one pupil of Tibetan religions. Religions of Tibet in perform represents the biggest sourcebook on Tibetan religions ever assembled, a piece of serious price to students, scholars, and normal readers.

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Download Togden Shakya Shri: The Life and Liberation of a Tibetan by Chökyi Gyatso Kathog Situ, Rinpoche Sey, Norbu Chögyal PDF

By Chökyi Gyatso Kathog Situ, Rinpoche Sey, Norbu Chögyal Namkhai, Elio Guarisco

Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, former Professor of Tibetan and Mongolian Language and Literature on the college of Naples L'Orientale, has committed his educational profession to the examine of Tibetan tradition and has released a few works, particularly, on its beginning.
In his findings, the cradle of Tibetan tradition is to be hunted for within the historic realm of Zhang Zhung, which were respected Mount Kailash as its middle and middle, and within the Bon non secular traditions which flourished inside of and unfold from that state.
The mild of Kailash, via meticulous choice and a severe use and research of an enormous array of literary and sometimes inedited resources, bargains an open, bold, holistic, impartial method of the examine of the cultural and religious historical past of Tibet, and to the certainty of the beginning of this attention-grabbing and endangered civilization.

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Download Counsels from My Heart by Dudjom Rinpoche, Padmakara Translation Group PDF

By Dudjom Rinpoche, Padmakara Translation Group

Counselsfrom My Heartis one of many few volumes of teachings by means of Dudjom Rinpoche, a mythical meditation grasp of the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, to turn into to be had in English. It positive aspects talks to scholars awarded in Dudjom Rinpoche's routinely incisive and direct variety, bringing the undying heart-counsels of this nice instructor vividly to life

There looks no finish to the introductory books filled onto the Buddhism bookshelves nowadays, yet Counsels from My middle bargains amateur practitioners earnest knowledge from a Tibetan grasp, Dudjom Rinpoche (1904-1987). He does an exceptional activity of featuring simple innovations like samsara and the 4 Noble Truths, in addition to a few reflections at the significance of the Dalai Lama and the dream for a loose Tibet.

Translated by way of Padmakara Translation workforce.

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Download The Tibetan book of the dead : a biography by Donald S. Lopez PDF

By Donald S. Lopez

The Tibetan e-book of the Dead is the main well-known Buddhist textual content within the West, having offered greater than 1000000 copies because it used to be first released in English in 1927. Carl Jung wrote a observation on it, Timothy Leary redesigned it as a guidebook for an acid journey, and the Beatles quoted Leary's model of their music "Tomorrow by no means Knows." extra lately, the booklet has been followed by way of the hospice move, enshrined by way of Penguin Classics, and made into an audiobook learn via Richard Gere. but, as acclaimed author and pupil of Buddhism Donald Lopez writes, "The Tibetan ebook of the Dead isn't Tibetan, it's not quite a publication, and it's not quite approximately death." during this compelling advent and brief heritage, Lopez tells the unusual tale of the way a comparatively vague and malleable choice of Buddhist texts of doubtful beginning got here to be so revered--and so misunderstood--in the West.

The primary personality during this tale is Walter Evans-Wentz (1878-1965), an eccentric pupil and non secular seeker from Trenton, New Jersey, who, regardless of now not figuring out the Tibetan language and not vacationing the rustic, crafted and named The Tibetan booklet of the Dead. actually, Lopez argues, Evans-Wentz's booklet is way extra American than Tibetan, owing a better debt to Theosophy and Madame Blavatsky than to the lamas of the Land of Snows. certainly, Lopez means that the book's perennial attraction stems not just from its origins in magical and mysterious Tibet, but additionally from the way in which Evans-Wentz translated the textual content into the language of a truly American spirituality.

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Download Warrior-King of Shambhala: Remembering Chogyam Trungpa by Jeremy Hayward, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche PDF

By Jeremy Hayward, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

A desirable portrait of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, some of the most charismatic, arguable, and visionary religious academics of all time, this e-book is additionally an inspiring, heart-warming, and infrequently funny account of the author's personal course of transformation from skeptic to mature non secular practitioner. what is extra, Warrior-King of Shambhala is a most appropriate presentation of the lessons and studies that experience develop into the center of the Shambhala Buddhist tradition.

A pioneer in introducing Tibetan Buddhism to the West, Chogyam Trungpa is usually considered one of its so much debatable figures: he usually defied notions of the way a holy guy should still act, and his unconventional habit and "crazy knowledge" prompted a few to view him with suspicion. yet he used to be notably recognized for his compassion, perception, and imaginative and prescient and used to be instantly famous as a residing Buddha through a iteration of non secular seekers.

One of these seekers was once Jeremy Hayward, who in little time grew to become an in depth confidante of the trainer. Warrior King of Shambhala, Hayward's intimate memoir of Trungpa, starts off with their first assembly in 1970, progressing yr through 12 months until eventually Trungpa's demise and past. Hayward vividly describes Trungpa's strong, direct approach of operating with scholars, his groundbreaking paintings in bringing Buddhism to the West, and the lessons Trungpa offered every year. He additionally describes his personal own religious trip with the inimitable Chogyam Trungpa as his consultant.

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Download Dangerous Friend: The Teacher-Student Relationship in by Rig'dzin Dorje PDF

By Rig'dzin Dorje

Even if Tibetan Buddhism maintains to develop in recognition, the an important courting among instructor and scholar continues to be mostly misunderstood. risky good friend deals an in-depth exploration of this mysterious and intricate bond, a dating of paramount significance in Tibetan Buddhist perform. in accordance with Tibetan Buddhist culture, the scholar should have whole belief within the instructor (the risky pal) if she or he is to accomplish any knowing. it's the teacher's accountability to uphold the integrity of the culture, the root of that is compassion for all beings, by way of transmitting it thoroughly to a suitable scholar. Likewise, it's the student's accountability to satisfy the problem of sporting at the lineage of teachings. by means of getting into one of these dating, either instructor and pupil settle for the load of defending these teachings via knowing them thoroughly and properly, by means of training them totally and faultlessly, and through transmitting them with no omission. harmful pal comprises discussions of the subsequent subject matters: assembly and spotting a suitable instructor. knowing the gravity of coming into the teacher-student dating. moving one's strategy from religious materialism to actual Buddhist perform. Accepting the problem of being really sort, sincere, and brave.

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Download The Sun of Wisdom: Teachings on the Noble Nagarjuna's by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso, Nagarjuna, Ari Goldfield PDF

By Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso, Nagarjuna, Ari Goldfield

The primary knowledge of the center means was once written within the moment century and is without doubt one of the most vital works of Nagarjuna, the pioneering commentator at the Buddha's teachings at the Madhyamika or heart method view. the delicate analyses offered during this treatise have been heavily studied and commented upon by way of many learned masters from the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist culture.

Using Nagarjuna's root textual content and the good sleek grasp Ju Mipham's statement as a framework, Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso explains crucial verse from each one bankruptcy within the textual content in a mode that illuminates for contemporary scholars either the which means of those profound teachings and the way to place them into perform in a manner that advantages either oneself and others.

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Download The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation: Or the Method of by W. Y. Evans-Wentz, Donald S. Lopez, C. G. Jung PDF

By W. Y. Evans-Wentz, Donald S. Lopez, C. G. Jung

The Tibetan ebook of the nice Liberation, which was once unknown to the Western global till its first book in 1954, speaks to the quintessence of the ideal course, or Mah=ay=ana, and completely finds the yogic approach to reaching Enlightenment. Such attainment can ensue, as proven the following, through figuring out the single brain, the cosmic All-Consciousness, with no recourse to the postures, breathings, and different suggestions linked to the decrease yogas. the unique textual content for this quantity belongs to the Bardo Th�dol sequence of treatises touching on numerous methods of accomplishing transcendence, a chain that figures into the Tantric college of the Mah=ay=ana. Authorship of this actual quantity is attributed to the mythical Padma-Sambhava, who journeyed from India to Tibet within the eighth century, because the tale is going, on the invitation of a Tibetan king. Padma-Sambhava's textual content in keeping with se is preceded via an account of the nice guru's personal existence and mystery doctrines. it really is through the testamentary teachings of the Guru Phadampa Sangay, that are intended to reinforce the idea of the opposite specialists mentioned herein.Still extra beneficial supplementary fabric may be present in the book's introductory feedback, by way of its editor Evans-Wentz and via the eminent psychoanalyst C. G. Jung. the previous provides a 100-page normal creation that explains numerous key names and notions (such as Nirv=ana, for starters) with the lucidity, ease, and sagacity which are this scholar's hallmark; the latter deals a mental statement that weighs the variations among japanese and Western modes of concept ahead of equating the "collective subconscious" with the Enlightened brain of the Buddhist. As with the opposite 3 volumes within the overdue Evans-Wentz's severely acclaimed Tibetan sequence, all 4 of that are being released by means of Oxford in new versions, this booklet additionally incorporates a new Foreword via Donald S. Lopez.

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