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Author : Jigmé Lingpa
Publisher : Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated
Release : 2018-06-15
Page : 192
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781559394772
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The first-ever English translation of mind-training contemplations from the Dzogchen tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. A compilation of teachings on the seven contemplations, an ancient system of mind-training/lojong teachings that has been preserved as part of a rare set of instructions on Dzogchen, or the Great Perfection. This book is unique because although the lojong teachings of the Kadam tradition are well known, this is the first time the mind-training teachings from the Dzogchen tradition have been presented in an English translation, and most Western scholars and practitioners are unaware that such mind-training techniques even exist in Dzogchen. The contemplations themselves are vividly described, and some unfold as dramatic stories in which the meditator imagines himself or herself as the main character. Thus, they are quite accessible for beginning practitioners.


Author : Jigme Lingpa
Publisher : Shambhala Publications
Release : 2016-07-05
Page : 192
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0834840316
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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.


Author : Sam Van Schaik
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2013-02-08
Page : 416
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0861719123
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Dzogchen, the Great Perfection, is the highest meditative practice of the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism. Approaching the Great Perfection looks at a seminal figure of this lineage, Jigme Lingpa, an eighteenth-century scholar and meditation master whose cycle of teachings, the Longchen Nyingtig, has been handed down through generations as a complete path to enlightenment. Ten of Jigme Lingpa's texts are presented here, along with extensive analysis by van Schaik of a core tension within Buddhism: Does enlightenment develop gradually, or does it come all at once? Though these two positions are often portrayed by modern scholars as entrenched polemical views, van Schaik explains that both tendencies are present within each of the Tibetan Buddhist schools. He demonstrates how Jigme Lingpa is a great illustration of this balancing act, using the rhetoric of both sides to propel his students along the path of the Great Perfection.


Author : Choying Tobden Dorje
Publisher : Shambhala Publications
Release : 2017-11-14
Page : 640
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0834841061
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Chöying Tobden Dorje's magnum opus presented in English for the first time, in an authoritative translation prepared under the auspices of well-known and highly respected Tibetan teachers and translators. In 1838, Choying Tobden Dorje, a yogin and scholar of northeastern Tibet, completed a multivolume masterwork that traces the entire path of the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism from beginning to end. Written by a mantra practitioner for the benefit of mantra practitioners living among the lay community, it was intended to be informative, inspirational, and above all, practical. Its twenty-five books, or topical divisions, offer a comprehensive and detailed view of the Buddhist path according to the early translation school of Tibetan Buddhism, spanning the vast range of Buddhist teachings from the initial steps to the highest esoteric teachings of great perfection. Choying Tobden Dorje’s magnum opus appears in English here for the first time. Book 13 presents the philosophical systems of India and Tibet, according to the writings of Longchen Rabjam and the revelations of Orgyan Lingpa. First, it discusses the views attributed to classical Hinduism, Jainism, materialism, and nihilism. Second, it describes the standpoints of the Vaibhashika and Sautrantika exponents of the lesser vehicle, exemplified by pious attendants and hermit buddhas, and the Cittamatra (“mind only”) and Madhyamaka (“middle way”) commentators of the great vehicle, exemplified by great bodhisattva beings. Third, it analyzes the inner and outer vehicles of the Buddhist tantras, with an emphasis on the three classes of the great perfection. Fourth, it documents the lines of philosophical transmission within Tibet, including Bon, Nyingma, Kagyu, Sakya, Kadampa, and Geluk. It concludes with an extract from a well-known treatise of the Fifth Dalai Lama, applying the techniques of consequential reasoning to the first chapter of Vasubandhu’s Treasury of Phenomenology.


Author : Choying Tobden Dorje
Publisher : Shambhala Publications
Release : 2015-06-02
Page : 944
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0834829916
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In 1838, Choying Tobden Dorje, a Buddhist yogi-scholar of eastern Tibet, completed a multivolume masterwork that traces the entire path of the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism from beginning to end. Written by a lay practitioner for laypeople, it was intended to be accessible, informative, inspirational, and above all, practical. Its twenty-five books, or topical divisions, offer a comprehensive and detailed view of the Buddhist path according to the early translation school of Tibetan Buddhism, spanning the vast range of Buddhist teachings from the initial steps to the highest esoteric teachings of great perfection. Choying Tobden Dorje’s magnum opus appears in English here for the first time. In Foundations of the Buddhist Path, which covers the first ten of the treatise’s twenty-five books, the author surveys the scope of the entire work and then begins with the topics that set the cornerstones for all subsequent Buddhist practice: what constitutes proper spiritual apprenticeship, how to receive the teachings, how to make the best use of this life, and how to motivate ourselves to generate effort on the spiritual path. He then describes refuge and the vows that define the path of individual liberation before turning to the bodhisattva’s way—buddha nature, how to uplift the mind to supreme awakening, the bodhisattva’s training, and the attainments of the paths leading to supreme awakening.


Author : Shechen Gyaltsap IV
Publisher : Shambhala Publications
Release : 2020-06-02
Page : 176
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0834842939
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A collection of essential instructions on the practice of Dzogchen, or The Great Perfection, from one of the great early 20th century Buddhist masters. Shechen Gyaltsap (1871-1926) was widely recognized as one of the greatest meditation masters and most compassionate bodhisattvas in the history of Tibetan Buddhism. He lived a life of complete devotion and commitment to monastic discipline and study, and became the root teacher of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, who said of Shechen Gyaltsap's teachings that they were "worth more than all the gold in the entire world." This collection, intended for the advanced Buddhist practitioner who has received initiation from a qualified master, provides the essential instructions of Dzogchen, or Great Perfection, practice. Written with a clear simplicity that belies their profundity, the teachings give practical and pointed advice on how students should meditate and behave in ordinary life. The work begins with an extensive reflection on the problem of self-clinging and the analytical meditation designed to uproot it, and proceeds to more specific instructions for the mind practice itself.


Author : Choying Tobden Dorje
Publisher : Shambhala Publications
Release : 2016-08-19
Page : 1416
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0834840081
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In 1838, Choying Tobden Dorje, a yogin and scholar of northeastern Tibet, completed a multivolume masterwork that traces the entire path of the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism from beginning to end. Written by a mantra practitioner for the benefit of mantra practitioners living among the lay community, it was intended to be informative, inspirational, and above all, practical. Its twenty-five books, or topical divisions, offer a comprehensive and detailed view of the Buddhist path according to the early translation school of Tibetan Buddhism, spanning the vast range of Buddhist teachings from the initial steps to the highest esoteric teachings of great perfection. Choying Tobden Dorje’s magnum opus appears in English here for the first time. Books 15 to 17: The Essential Tantras of Mahayoga is presented in two volumes and concerns the first of the three classes of inner tantra. It presents the entire text of the Guhyagarbha Tantra, in Tibetan and English, together with the interlinear sections of one of its most important commentaries, Dispelling the Darkness of the Ten Directions, by the outstanding fourteenth-century master Longchen Rabjam. Also included is Choying Tobden Dorje’s rewriting of Candragomin’s inspirational Extensive Commentary on the Sublime Litany of the Names of Manjushri.


Author : Kevin Griffin
Publisher : Rodale Books
Release : 2018-02-06
Page : 304
Category : Self-Help
ISBN 13 : 1635651816
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Merging Buddhist mindfulness practices with the Twelve Step program, this updated edition of the bestselling recovery guide One Breath at a Time will inspire and enlighten you to live a better, healthier life. Many in recovery turn to the Twelve Steps to overcome their addictions, but struggle with the spiritual program. But what they might not realize is that Buddhist teachings are intrinsically intertwined with the lessons of the Twelve Steps, and offer time-tested methods for addressing the challenges of sobriety. In what is considered the cornerstone of the most significant recovery movement of the 21st century, Kevin Griffin shares his own extraordinary journey to sobriety and how he integrated the Twelve Steps of recovery with Buddhist mindfulness practices. With a new foreword by William Alexander, the author of Ordinary Recovery, One Breath at a Time takes you on a journey through the Steps, examining critical ideas like Powerlessness, Higher Power, and Moral Inventory through the lens of the core concepts of Buddhism—the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, mindfulness, loving-kindness, and more. The result is a book that presents techniques and meditations for finding clarity and awareness in your life, just as it has for thousands of addicts and alcoholics.


Author : Dzogchen Rinpoche
Publisher : Shambhala Publications
Release : 2008-01-15
Page : 288
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 155939823X
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In the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism, the Great Perfection is considered the most profound and direct path to enlightenment. The instructions of this tradition present a spiritual shortcut—a radically direct approach that cuts through confusion and lays bare the mind's true nature of luminous purity. For centuries, these teachings have been taught and practiced in secret by some of the greatest adepts of the Buddhist tradition. Great Perfection: Outer and Inner Preliminaries contains detailed instructions on the foundational practices of this tradition, from "The Excellent Chariot," a practice manual compiled by the Third Dzogchen Rinpoche. Distilling the teachings of the Heart Essence of the Dakinis into an accessible, easy-to-practice format, The Excellent Chariot leads the reader through the entire Buddhist path, starting with basic Buddhist contemplations that work to dislodge deeply ingrained patterns of thinking and behaving, and continuing on to the most advanced and secret meditative practices of the Great Perfection. The teachings in this volume are drawn largely from the writings of the great Nyingma master Longchenpa and the root texts of the Heart Essence of the Dakinis itself. The Third Dzogchen Rinpoche begins by discussing the correct way to study and practice the Great Perfection teachings before presenting an overview of the Great Perfection lineage and an explanation on the meaning and importance of empowerment. In the chapters that follow, he presents practical instructions on the outer and inner preliminaries, the so-called "ngöndro" practices. These practices enable the practitioner to transform and purify the mind, preparing it for the advanced Great Perfection meditation of Trekchö and Tögal, the breakthrough and direct leap. In addition to the translation mentioned above, Great Perfection: Outer and Inner Preliminaries contains a beautiful introduction by the Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, a contemporary Great Perfection master, and an extensive glossary of key Great Perfection terminology.


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Publisher : Shambhala Publications
Release : 2010-02-16
Page : 260
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1559397934
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Blending contemporary and traditional perspectives, this groundbreaking work offers guidance on the profound foundational practices of the Great Perfection. It contains classic commentaries by the renowned Tibetan masters Jigme Lingpa and Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, alongside a lively contemporary discussion by filmmaker, author, and spiritual teacher Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse that discusses how to incorporate these ancient practices into the fast-paced lifestyle of the Western world. Also included are a lengthy introduction to the world of Tibetan Buddhism and its meditative practices, as well as the long and short preliminary practice liturgies and numerous appendices on the nine yanas and other topics. The ngöndro or preliminary practice is treasured in the Ancient School of Tibetan Buddhism as vital for effecting a profound inner transformation and as a foundation for the very highest teachings of the Great Perfection, or Dzogchen. In particular, the Longchen Nyingtik ngöndro—revealed by the great saint Jigme Lingpa following a series of visions in which he was blessed by the omniscient Longchen Rabjam and received the transmission of his wisdom mind—has long been cherished by followers of all traditions on account of its power, depth, and poetic beauty.


Author : Nyoshul Khenpo
Publisher : Shambhala Publications
Release : 2015-07-28
Page : 240
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0834800195
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This volume is a heartfelt, intimate presentation of the entire system of the Nyingma tradition from sutra to tantra to Dzogchen, the Great Perfection, and how through it, modern-day practitioners can succeed in attaining fully realized buddhahood. Inspiring stories of the great masters Longchenpa and Jigme Lingpa kindle the prerequisites of faith and devotion that are the basis for the practices that follow. The Tibetan Buddhist master Nyoshul Khenpo Jamyang Dorje gave these talks during a three-year retreat in France from 1982 to 1985.


Author : Donald S. Sutton
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2020-03-23
Page :
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1684173787
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"Despite Taiwan’s rise as an economic force in the world, modernity has not led to a Weberian process of disenchantment or curbed religiosity. To the contrary, other factors—social, economic, political—have stimulated religion. How and why this has happened are central issues in this book. One part of Taiwan’s flourishing religious culture is the elaborate and colorful procession of local gods accompanied by troupes of musicians and dancers. Among them are performers with outlandishly painted faces portraying underworld generals who serve the gods and punish the living. Through their performances, these troupes claim to exorcise harmful forces from the community. In conducting fieldwork among these troupes, Donald Sutton confronted their claims to a long history—when all evidence indicated that the troupes had been insignificant until the 1970s—and their assertions of devotion to tradition given the diversity of performances. Concentrating on the stylistic variations in performances, the author describes the troupes as organizations shaped by the “market forces” of supply and demand in the culture of religious festivals. By focusing on performances as the nexus of market and art, he shows how bodily performance is the site where religious statements are made and the power of the gods made visible."


Author : Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Publisher : Tharpa Publications US
Release : 2011-01-01
Page : 294
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1906665125
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This inspiring book explains how to meditate on eight beautiful verses that comprise one of Buddhism’s best-loved teachings, Eight Verses of Training the Mind. Composed by the great Tibetan Bodhisattva, Geshe Langri Tangpa, this short poem shows how we can transform all life’s difficulties into valuable spiritual insights. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso reveals practical ways in which we can use this timeless wisdom to find meaning and lasting happiness in our busy modern lives.


Author : Surya Das
Lama Surya Das
Publisher : Harmony
Release : 1998
Page : 414
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 0767901576
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Drawing on three decades of learning from the spiritual masters of Asia, an American lama illuminates the sacred wisdom and practices of Buddhism and shows readers how to integrate them into their lives, relationships, and careers. Reprint. $50,000 ad/promo. Tour.


Author : Lama Jigme Namgyal Rinpoche
Publisher :
Release : 2020-07-24
Page : 104
Category :
ISBN 13 :
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Padma Rigdzin Ling Buddhist Temple www.padmarigdzinling.org RESTRICTED Please do not read or use this text unless you have received empowerment, transmission, or permission from a qualified teacher / lineage master. The Short Preliminary Practice of the Dzogchen Longchen Nyingtik Ngondro transmitted by Lama Jigme Namgyal Rinpoche. The Excellent Path to Omniscience: The Dzogchen Preliminary Practice of Longchen Nyingtik - This is the central Dharma text you will use if you are studying with Lama Jigme. When we take our first steps on the Path, we are not yet capable of helping others. To accomplish the good of others, we must first perfect ourselves, by purifying and transforming our minds. This is the aim of what we call the preliminary practices, which establish the foundations of all spiritual progress. You may feel like dispensing with these foundations in order to practice teachings that you think are more profound, but if you do so, you are building a palace on the surface of a frozen lake. Traditionally Ngondro practice is done for the enlightenment of the spiritual aspirant and for the benefit of all sentient beings. That is, the merit of doing the practices is dedicated to all sentient beings. The Benefits of the Longchen Nyingtik Ngondro: - Before you do something in your Dharma Practice, it is of the most importance to practice the Ngondro. Before you can accomplish any form of the 4 activities [Pacifying, Increasing, Magnetization or Subjugation] you have to finish your daily Ngondro. - You will gain realization through the 4 Empowerments in Guru Yoga, though this you will have the strength to benefit others. However without it, it will be difficult. - The Ngondro can help you realize emptiness or Dzogchenpo (The Great Perfection)- Gives you your daily empowerment to practice Ati Yoga (Dzogchen) practices. - Through the practice of the Ngondro, diligent and fortunate practitioners can achieve enlightenment after just six months of practice, the Ngondro covers all the fundamental yet essential preliminary practices that are necessary to enter the ultimate realization, etc. - Having a focused Ngondro practice will allow you to remember and see your past three lives. - You should treat this book as Dharma (the Buddha's teachings). And you should treat any form of Dharma with the most respect. Never touch it the ground, try to keep it in a high clean place, it is good to keep on your altar. After using it you can touch it to your crown to accumulate merit. To not treat Dharma with respect can create negative karma. - Lama Jigme Rinpoche comes from the Nyingma tradition in Tibetan Buddhism and under the Longchen Nyingtik teachings from Jigme Lingpa. [This specific book was compiled with the help of the Venerable Lama Jigme Rinpoche's students Tenzin Wangden from Switzerland and Jacob Ewers from Las Vegas for the highest benefits of all sentient beings] - The Venerable Lama Jigme Namgyal Rinpoche was born in Amdo, Tibet. With the help of his family he was able to study with his teachers, Rigdzin Jigme and Lama Aku Sherab throughout his childhood. After teachings from the H.H. the Dalai Lama, H.H. Penor Rinpoche and Khamtrul Rinpoche, His Holiness the Dalai Lama verified Rinpoche's understanding of Buddhist values like compassion and emptiness. He was exceptionally touched by his answers. His Holiness decided to build Padma Rigdzin Ling Monastery in the forest of Dharmashala, India for Rinpoche to carry out his practices and ceremonies.


Author : Hermann Hesse
General Press
Publisher : GENERAL PRESS
Release : 2018-05-01
Page : 160
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 8190276662
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Siddhartha is an allegorical novel by Hermann Hesse which deals with the spiritual journey of an Indian boy called Siddhartha during the time of the Buddha. The book was written in German, in a simple, yet powerful and lyrical style. It was first published in 1922, after Hesse had spent some time in India in the 1910s. The story revolves around a young man who leaves his home and family on a quest for the Truth. Embarking on a journey that takes him from the austerities of renunciation to the profligacy of wealth. That leads him through the range of human experiences from hunger and want, to passion, pleasure, pain, greed, yearning, boredom, love, despair and hope. A journey that leads finally to the river, where he gains peace and eventually wisdom. This is the story of Siddhartha as told by Nobel Laureate Hermann Hesse in his most influential work.


Author : ʼJigs-med-gliṅ-pa Raṅ-byuṅ-rdo-rje
Jigs-Med-Glin-P
Publisher : Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated
Release : 2007-11
Page :
Category : Rdzogs-chen
ISBN 13 : 9781559392945
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Author : Klong-chen-pa Dri-med-ʼod-zer
Publisher : Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated
Release : 2014
Page : 453
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 155939434X
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A classic collection of writings on the meditation practice and theory of Dzogchen, the Great Perfection, by the celebrated fourteenth-century scholar and adept Longchen Rabjam (Longchenpa). Dzogpa Chenpo (Dzogchen) is the pinnacle of Vajrayana Buddhist practice in the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. It employs a meditative technique that effortlessly uncovers the emotional and intellectual layers of the mind and instantly awakens its essential nature, buddhahood itself. In addition to presenting selections from the writings of Longchenpa, this book draws on the works of later masters of the tradition to clarify the view and practice of the Great Perfection.


Author : Namkhai Norbu
Nam-mkha'i-nor-bu
Publisher : Penguin Group
Release : 1989
Page : 96
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 :
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Clear explanation of the Dzogchen teachings and practices that reawaken and establish us in our true nature. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.


Author : Traleg Kyabgon
Publisher : Shambhala Publications
Release : 2007-04-10
Page : 320
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9780834826618
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For many centuries Indian and Tibetan Buddhists have employed this collection of pithy, penetrating Dharma slogans to develop compassion, equanimity, lovingkindness, and joy for others. Known as the lojong—or mind-training—teachings, these slogans have been the subject of deep study, contemplation, and commentary by many great masters. In this volume, Traleg Kyabgon offers a fresh translation of the slogans as well as in-depth new commentary of each. After living among and teaching Westerners for over twenty years, his approach is uniquely insightful into the ways that the slogans could be misunderstood or misinterpreted within our culture. Here, he presents a refreshing and clarifying view, which seeks to correct points of confusion.